|I love my cute napkins (gift from Katina)|
I've never actually been a huge gauc lover, but when I received two gorgeous avocados from a co-worker last week, I decided it was time to make my first batch of guacamole. I did not, however; want to make a super fattening dish that I would no doubt consume the entire thing and then feel guilty for making it in the first place. So I googled 'low fat gaucamole' and found this recipe which I'm sure is great but I added a couple of ingredients to give it a little 'umph' (not to mention I despise both tomato and cilantro). I thought adding frozen peas would ruin the flavor but it actually turned out really good! So here's my oh so delicious low-fat gauc recipe for you to try:
- 2 Ripe Avocados
- 10 ounce bag frozen peas (thawed)
- 1/2 to 1 whole red onion (chopped)
- 1/2 cup of your favorite salsa
- Dash of your favorite hot sauce
- Seasonings to taste (I used garlic salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper)
- 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
- Squeeze of 1/2 lime
So I of course took the lazy way out and put everything in my food processor and just pulsed it until I got the consistency I wanted. Don't fret if you don't have a food processor, you can just mash all the ingredients with a fork or even use a blender.
The peas added almost a hint of sweetness to the mixture while my salsa, red pepper flakes and hot sauce added some heat. The end result was so delicious and something I didn't have to feel guilty about eating.
Serve with baked tortilla chips and enjoy (without the guilt of course)!
If you have any healthy (healthier) recipes - please send them my way!