I love guacamole but don’t like all the fat that is in it. Who could have guessed that avocados would be so high in fat (30grams in a med. size – Ouch)! While doing some research for this month I discovered a recipe in an old paper from Florida that gave a couple of ways to “lighten” the fat content on guacamole. I have made a couple of batches of this recipe and no one has guessed that it was not “real” guacamole! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did as well as the taste testers! Enjoy.
2 cups frozen baby peas – thawed
1/2 med. avocado
1 small red onion finely chopped
4 oz can fire roasted green chilies, drained
1/2 cup lime juice
2 garlic cloves minced
1/2 tsp. ground cumin (or more if you are adventurous)
1/4 tsp. salt or to your taste
3 Tlb. chopped fresh cilantro.
In a food processor combine the peas, avocado, onion, chilies, lime juice, cumin and salt. Process until the mixture is very smooth. Add the cilantro and pulse just until blended. Place in bowl and put in frig to let flavors blend.
This recipe should make about 2 cups. Be sure you peas are thawed before you start or the guacamole will be thin.
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