i should be mopping the floor: Mock Guac {#recipe, #guacamole}

Monday, October 29, 2012

Mock Guac {#recipe, #guacamole}

Although guacamole isn't all that terribly unhealthy, it does pack in the fat and calories. For years, I had heard of the classic "Mock Guac" which adds frozen peas to the mix to lighten it up. I wasn't sure if I was okay with that. It turns out, I totally am. So delicious and packed with fiber! And almost prettier than regular guacamole with the extra green from the peas. I've now been making this instead of regular guacamole for the last four years and I don't miss the real deal. I really think that the fresh garlic has so much to do with the outcome of this dish...and sometimes I even add extra {you don't want to let me breathe on you after I eat this!} Try some...you won't be disappointed. Ole!

1 1/4 cup frozen petite green peas, thawed
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium avocado, peeled and quartered
1/2 medium jalapeno, seeded and quartered
2 garlic cloves, minced

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process 2 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Spoon guacamole into a bowl. Serve immediately, or press plastic wrap onto surface of guacamole, and chill up to one hour before serving. 

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  1. I might be really wrong, but I don't think avocado is actually unhealthy. At all. It's all fat, granted, but it's the type of fat that we should be getting a daily dose of ( think also: olive oil, fish, coconut, etc). A lot of people are afraid of the words "fat" or "calories", but we still need those things. I once read about a woman who looked a good 15 years younger than her age. She said that apart from trying to be healthy (obviously), she ate an avocado every day. I don't know about you, but eating one a day, especially if it's prepared like this, would hardly be a chore! All this aside, this recipe sounds great! I've made it using the same stuff, but I've never added peas. It can only help, as we need our veggies...

  2. PS--I suppose the truly unhealthy part of guacamole consumption would probably be in the chips. I should google a healthier version...perhaps baked without salt?