Lighten Up Guacamole…!



Pea Guacmole - Recipe

Dear Diary,

I know Cinco is over, but I don’t think the fiesta has to end..! First off, I’m tequila’s biggest fan and chips are near to my heart. Guacamole, however, I have only recently come around to liking. I used to fear both the fat and calorie content of avocados. I know it’s GOOD fat! But still it’s a lot of fat…

However, since I refuse to not continue to celebrate the joys of tequila, tacos, guacamole and chips. I use this trick to lighten up my guacamole, but keep my irrational fears at bay. My secret ingredient – sugar snap peas! They add a sweet creaminess and make the guacamole call for less avocados; cutting the calorie content, but not the flavor. This is one recipe you have to try! Let’s keep the celebration going.


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Here’s what you need:

- jalapeno, diced with the seeds removed

- 1/4 cup chopped red onion

-  one avocado

- 2 cloves of garlic

- 20 sugar snapped peas, shelled

- 1/4 cup cilantro

- 2 limes

- salt to taste


Shell the sugar snap peas, then bring 3 cups of water to boil and place the peas in for 2 minutes. Cook until they are bright green and place aside to cool. Dice the garlic, scoop the inside of the avocado and place in a mixing bowl. Then add chopped red onion, cilantro and lime. Mash together, then add peas and jalapeno.  Put as much or as little jalapeno as you like. I tend to like it hotter, so I put about half of the jalapeno in. :) Salt to taste and then serve! I served the mine with flax seed crackers. A snack packed with good fat.

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