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Holy Guacamole! October 18, 2009

Filed under: Snacks,Vegetarian — flyingbubble @ 9:51 pm
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My roomie Desiree was flipping through my Hungry Girl cookbook and found a guacamole recipe.  She excitedly asked if we could try making it sometime so we brought the cookbook on our shopping trip today in order to grab the ingredients on the way home.  (wow that was long sentence..)  This dip was a little hard to prepare, I would highly recommend getting a potato masher if you plan on making this more than once.  That aside, it really does taste like regular guacamole and its really good!  We ate it with some Guiltless Gourmet Baked Corn Tortilla Chips for an after dinner snack alongside freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.  There’s some serious talent for matching food flavors in this house!! 🙂  The recipe makes a fairly large amount of this dip (about two cups, more if you add extra onions and tomatoes like I did).  I added the optional cilantro, which I would highly recommend and next time I’ll try the jalapenos, we just didn’t have any tonight.  Definitely give this dip a try sometime!!!

INGREDIENTS:

One 15 oz can early (young) peas, drained

1/2 cup mashed avocado (about 1 medium-small avocado’s worth)

1/3 cup chopped cherry or grape tomatoes

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

4 teaspoons lime juice

1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

1/8 teaspoon chili powder

Additional salt and pepper to taste

Optional: chopped fresh cilantro, chopped jalapenos

DIRECTIONS:  Place peas in a medium bowl and mash thoroughly with a potato masher or fork.  Add avocado, yogurt, lime juice, garlic and seasonings.  Continue to mash until blended.  Stir in tomatoes, onion and, if you like, some cilantro and/or jalapenos.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Enjoy!

Makes 6 servings: PER SERVING (1/3 cup): 78 calories, 3g fat, 320mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 3.5g protein

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