Friday, June 1, 2012

Half the Fat Guacamole

This is an amazing recipe for guacamole with half the fat of standard guacamole. I made this for a Memorial Day bar-b-que at my Aunt and Uncle-inlaws house. They and their kids devoured it! When I told them that it was made with broccoli and peas they were shocked and amazed. All that you really taste are the spices and the avocado, but you're comsuming a higher fiber, lower fat dip.

Just remember, this does have avocado in it, and it will brown the same way. So keep a piece of plastic wrap stuck right on the top until you serve it... afterwards it will be eaten so fast it won't be a problem!

Half the Fat Guacamole


1 hass avocado
3/4 cup of broccoli floretts
1 cup frozen peas
2 cloves of garlic
1 roma tomato (seeded and chopped)
1/4 sweet or red onion chopped fine
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp lime juice
salt to taste


In a small pot of water, simmer the broccoli floretts for about 10 minutes. Add the peas and simmer another three minutes. Drain the veggies and let cool.

Add the broccoli and peas, avocado (seeded and pitted), and garlic to a food processor and process until the mixture is smooth--this is one time you don't need to be afraid to over blend! The smoother, the more creamy guacamole texture you'll have. Mix in the tomato, onion, and spices with a spoon. Add in lime juice and salt to taste.

This is fairly spicy guacamole, so you may want to add less cayenne add it a little at a time until it tastes right to you.

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