Easy-Peasy Game Day Gaucamole

If you are like me, Superbowl is all about the commercials and the snacks!  It’s so hard to say no to fried wings and potato chips.  Come stocked with your own healthy Guac, filled with avocado and peas to lower your calorie count.  Your guests won’t even know there are peas in it… it will be our little secret!

guacamole

Using peas with just a small amount of avocado will save you a bunch of fat calories in this yummy dip. The remaining fat is of the heart-healthy variety. The nice thing about substituting peas is that the texture is the same. The green color is more vibrant, and the peas also lend a sweeter taste to the guacamole. I think I found my inner-peas (hehe).

Ingredients:

  • 10-ounce pack of frozen peas
  • 1/2 small ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/2 ripe tomato,  chopped
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • Squeeze of fresh lime juice

Preparation:

Cook peas according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Place peas, avocado and cilantro in a blender and blend to desired consistency. Spoon into a bowl with chopped tomato and onion. Add a squeeze of lime juice, stir and serve.