Green Pea Guacamole
Green pea guacamole looks a lot like traditional guacamole – but it sure doesn’t taste like it! Sweet green peas are blended with lemon, garlic, and other spices to make a unique and addictive dip.
Oh, you guys. I have been waiting for over a month to share this fabulous recipe with you!
Guacamole is one of my all-time favorite foods. And although traditional guacamole is really healthy – I have little self control with this particular food. It’s so easy to “accidentally” eat 500 calories worth of guacamole. You know what I mean?
Which is why this skinny guacamole recipe rocks my world. It meets my most strict requirements:
- It’s healthy – There is not a processed ingredient to be found in this recipe. Peas are packed with vitamin K, lemon juice adds tang and Vitamin C, garlic is full of antioxidants and nutrients, and the list goes on. Plus, it’s much lower in calories than avocado guacamole (just 48 calories per serving compared to 94), and it’s fat free.
- It’s delicious – Reading the list of ingredients, I was initially skeptical about this dip. But let me tell you, this stuff is good. I kept going back for more – I couldn’t help myself!
- It’s cheap – I bought a bag of peas for 99 cents. Everything else I had on hand at home. All in all, this appetizer recipe cost less than $2.00 to make.
About The Recipe: Green Pea Guacamole
Lately, I have been having the best luck finding cookbooks at thrift shops. A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a fabulous healthy eating cookbook called Color Me Vegan, by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau. The book organizes foods by color, coinciding with health benefits associated with brightly colored fruits and vegetables. This skinny guacamole recipe is only one of many recipes that struck my eye.
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If you’re a traditional guacamole fan, check out:
- DIY guacamole bar
- A new guacamole recipe (with a secret ingredient)
- Why you should always make your own homemade guac (instead of buying it ready-made)
Love peas? Check out this fully loaded pea salad:
- 1 1/2 cups green peas (fresh or frozen)
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 small yellow onion, coarsely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 to 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 Roma tomato, seeded and chopped
- Place peas, cumin, onion, garlic, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice, and cayenne pepper in a food processor or blender. Blend until smooth. Taste, and add salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, and/or more lemon juice if desired. Pulse a few times to incorporate seasonings.
- Place in a serving bowl and top with chopped tomato. Serve as you would guacamole: with tortilla chips, with crackers, on toasted bread, etc.