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Low-Fat Guacamole Dip - Bakerette

Low-Fat Guacamole Dip

This guacamole recipe is low fat…well, lower in fat than your normal guacamole–it’s made with avocado, salsa, onions, garlic, seasonings, and…yes…peas. And if you eat it with baked chips? Now you’re talking in my tongue.

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This guacamole is low fat and if you eat it with baked chips? Now you’re talking. | Bakerette.com (appetizer, healthy, vegan, vegetarian)

I’m hanging out doing a little salsa dancing…in my living room…while belting out a few Enrique Iglesias tunes – AND – enjoying this LOW FAT guacamole!  I heart guacamole. If avocados weren’t so darn expensive, I’d be eating guacamole every day of the week! Personally, I think this guacamole can do no wrong. Unless, of course, you’re not a fan of avocados. If that’s the case, you should probably move over and let me eat your portion.

How can guacamole be low in fat? Here’s the dirty little secret…P-E-A-S! I will be the first to admit that I am the biggest trash talker on peas. I’m not a peas fan. I find them utterly disgusting. HOWEVER, you disguise them in avocado, salsa, onions, and seasoning and I’m your biggest fan! CrAzY, right? I will be the first to admit that I am on the nutty side. I will also be the first to admit that my family puts the fun in DysFUNctional. But that’s beside the point. What is the point? This guacamole is low fat…well, lower in fat than your normal guacamole. And if you eat it with baked chips? Now you’re talking.

Prep time: 15 mins
Yields: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, blanched (you can also use canned peas, but I prefer the frozen kind as they are fresher tasting)
  • 2 ripe avocados, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa (mild or hot) + 1 tablespoon of salsa juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped (optional)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped or 1 Tbsp cilantro seasoning (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mash together the blanched peas, ripe avocados, and 1 tablespoon of salsa juice. You can do this with a fork, pastry cutter, or potato masher. If you prefer it creamy, pulse a few times in a food processor.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the avocado mixture and mix well.

 Recipe inspired by The Cancer Project | Healthy Eating For Life

Low-Fat Guacamole Dip
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen peas, blanched (you can also use canned peas, but I prefer the frozen kind as they are fresher tasting)
  • 2 ripe avocados, chopped
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa (mild or hot) + 1 tablespoon of salsa juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 green onion, chopped (optional)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped or 1 Tbsp cilantro seasoning (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mash together the blanched peas, ripe avocados, and 1 tablespoon of salsa juice. You can do this with a fork, pastry cutter, or potato masher. If you prefer it creamy, pulse a few times in a food processor.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to the avocado mixture and mix well.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1/4 cup Calories: 45 Fat: 2.7g Saturated fat: 0.4g Carbs: 4.9g Sugar: 1.3g Sodium: 227mg Fiber: 2.1g Protein: 1.3g Cholesterol: 0mg
About Jen

Jen is owner, author, and creative mind behind Bakerette. Jen eats a vegan diet and recently converted Bakerette to a plant-based website that offers a smattering of healthful recipes! Jen is author of the cookbook Festive Feasts: Meals and Memories from Halloween to Christmas, which can be purchased online at Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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