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Sweet Pea Guacamole

Sisteroo sweet pea guacamole
I'll admit it. I'm a guilt eater. And when it comes to cheesecake, cheese enchiladas, or anything cheese-related, I am just adrift on the sea of Overindulgence and Zero Moderation, until I get picked up by the U.S.S. Guilt Trip and redirect my course back to Healthy Land. Last week Artist and I had a birthday, and OHHHHHH, the cheese products I consumed! It would fill a steam tanker two times over. So this week I'm bound for healthier shores. Join me, won't you?

I LOVE guacamole with a deep and abiding passion, especially when it tops something covered in cheese. But I've overdrawn my cheese budget for the next 12 decades, so I wanted to make a healthier, cheese-free version of this delicious snack. By substituting sweet peas for half of my avocados, I cut the fat and calories in half. The peas also added a sweet and fresh flavor to the guacamole--perfect for a guilt free snack!

To make your OWN sweet pea guacamole:

Sisteroo sweet pea guacamole how-to

Ingredients
  • 1 bag frozen peas (I used Trader Joe's. Oh, how I love that store. Don't get me started on the Candy Cane Joe Joes or this post will get unhealthy reeeeeally fast.)
  • 1 small or 1/2 large ripe avocado
  • 1/2 c. onion
  • 1/3 c. cilantro
  • 1/3 c. salsa
  • dash of lemon or lime juice (I used lemon)
  • some healthy, (cheese-free) blue corn tortilla chips

Instructions
1. Thaw and cook frozen peas; drain and rinse thoroughly and toss into blender (don't pulse yet).
2. Finely chop onion and rinse thoroughly under running water (this reduces any acrid, acidic onion-y taste that sometimes occurs when you mix vegetables). Toss into blender. Roughly chop avocado and stick in blender as well. Blenderize/pulse until roughly mixed.
3. Remove stems from cilantro and chop finely. Add to blender.
4. Pour salsa into blender (also Trader Joe's).
5. Give a good lemon/lime squeeze into blender. Blenderize for about 1 minute.
6. Pour into serving bowl and eat with baked chips, crackers, or carrots. YUM!

Good luck in Healthy Land, Sisteroos!

4 comments:

Lizbeth B. said...

This looks soooo yummy! I really like cheese too--what an awesome idea to make your guac with peas, tho! I am definitely trying this sometime this week. This blog has all sorts of great ideas!!

Sisteroos said...

Glad you like cheese too, Lizbeth! This recipe will DEFINITELY curb your cravings. Promise. :)

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