Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Can't Live Without Guacamole?

I will admit, the peas idea is not original. I saw it in another diet cookbook once upon a time, and thought - what a fabulous idea for lower cal guac! But I wasn't the hugest fan of the outcome - so several tinkerings later, here is my version.


One 9 or 10 oz package steamable frozen baby sweet peas
1/2 cup avocado (about 1 medium-small avocado's worth), mashed
1/3 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 tbsps fat-free sour cream
1 tbsp fresh lime juice (approx juice of 1 medium lime)
1 tsp hot sauce
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
Fresh cilantro, chopped

Potato masher
Cling wrap

Cook peas according to directions. Let cool, draing, place in bowl & mash with potato masher. Add the avocado, lime juice, hot sauce & seasonings & continue to mash. When thoroughly blended, stire in sour cream. Stir in tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Add additional salt & pepper if you like. Cover tightly & refrigerate 20-30 mins to let flavors deepend.

For entire recipe calories 320, carbs 56g, fat 8g, protein 16g. I usually divide into 4 servings - whichs leaves you PER SERVING - calories 80, carbs 14g, fat 2g, protein 4g


You may want to up or down the amount of hot sauce, depending on your preference. I usually use Franks Red Hot, although I am also a fan of the chipotle version of Tabasco sauce.

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