We love Mexican food and all of the incredible flavors that are used in so many Mexican recipes. We are very excited to share this healthy and mouth-watering Festive Guacamole recipe that you can make for the holiday! The best part is that this dip contains less fat than most guacamole recipes due to the creative addition of peas!
Cinco de Mayo is such festive holiday and creates the perfect opportunity to have fun making wonderful Mexican dishes. What says “Mexican fun food” better than guacamole?!
Avocados contain good-for-you-fat and provide your body with loads of vitamins, magnesium, iron, and plenty of fiber and protein! They are also packed with potassium, which helps control blood pressure levels. A large percentage of fat in avocados is monounsaturated fat which is good for your heart.
This guacamole recipe has a twist—one cup of peas were added in place of one avocado in this recipe to lower the calorie and fat amounts. Their texture is similar to that of avocados, so the beloved creaminess of guacamole is still there!
Makes 10 servings
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 ripe peeled avocado, seed removed
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 chopped tomato, seeds removed
- 1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
- 3 minced garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Salt to taste
- Thaw frozen peas at room temperature. Then place peas in a blender or food processor; process until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
- Mash avocado in a medium bowl. Add in the lime juice, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, garlic, and cilantro. Season with black pepper. Add prepared peas and mix everything together well. Salt to taste.
- Cover the bowl and refrigerate for a few hours.
- Serve with fresh vegetables or wheat chips and enjoy your Cinco de Mayo!
Serving size: 2 Tablespoons
Calories: 49; Fat: 3g; Carbohydrates: 5g; Sugars: 1.2g; Fiber: 2.5g; Protein: 1.5g
Stay tuned for another fab, fruity guacamole recipe for tomorrow!