Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie

Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie

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Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie

 

It’s Cinco de Mayo weekend! What are some of your favorite foods and drinks to celebrate with? I think the typical celebratory foods are tacos and margaritas. Those are a favorite of mine too. I mean who doesn’t love tacos? Also guacamole is typically a favorite, and this pea guacamole is also a great option.

 

If you like celebrating this holiday with homemade food I have a couple recipes you will love. In my last blog post I shared a family recipe for ceviche my mom used to make growing up. If you are a fan of seafood you will want to check it out. It’s light and flavorful and a perfect choice to celebrate this holiday, or anytime.

 

Today, I am sharing another recipe that has become a favorite as well. If you like to cook and celebrate at home rather than going out, these are perfect for this festive holiday. Celebrating Cinco de Mayo doesn’t always come with a lot of lower calorie options, but this pea guacamole is a great alternative.

 

pea guacamole in a white bowl

 

Avocados are amazing, and I love a good guacamole. As good as avocados taste, they aren’t exactly low in calories. Sitting down with a bowl of guacamole may seem like a great choice, but that bowl may disappear rather quickly (I’m guilty of this!), and may not be as calorie friendly as you think even with all the lightness and fresh flavors. There’s half the number of calories in peas as there is in avocados for the same amount.

 

My recipe for pea guacamole is made the same way you would make regular guacamole, only you sub the avocados for peas. I was a little skeptical at first too, but trust me, it’s delicious. I like the amount of salt and lime used in my recipe, however if you don’t like a strong lime flavor you may want to start out by juicing one lime and then seeing if you want to add the second lime. Also, start with ½ tsp of salt and then if you want more add the other ½ teaspoon.

 

I gave this to my kids and they ate it all. Once all the ingredients are mixed together well it truly tastes like a guacamole. The texture is a little different from avocados, but the flavor is heavenly.

 

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Calories per serving (1/2 cup): 88

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Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie

Pea guacamole makes a great appetizer or part of your meal. Great for Mexican dinner night. Light, flavorful, and low in calories.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: appetizer, cinco de mayo, low calorie food option, pea guacamole
Servings: 4
Calories: 88kcal
Author: simplylowcal

Ingredients

  • 12 oz frozen peas, defrosted and mashed
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 jalapeño, deseeded and diced
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds, optional

Instructions

  • Defrost frozen bag of peas. Mash up in food processor or by hand. You want to mash them up, not puree them. Add to a large bowl.
  • Add diced onion, tomato, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, and salt.
  • Stir together until everything is well blended together. Top with 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds for color.
  • Enjoy with baked chips or as a topping wherever you would use guacamole.

Nutrition

Serving: 4g | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 585mg | Potassium: 126mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 750IU | Vitamin C: 28.9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 1.3mg

Nutrition Facts
Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 88
% Daily Value*
Sodium 585mg24%
Potassium 126mg4%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 750IU15%
Vitamin C 28.9mg35%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Pea Guacamole Low-Calorie”


  • Love the idea of making guac out of fresh peas, it’s bright and lovely and the fact it’s lower in fat is a huge plus!


  • The red and green colors are just gorgeous and I can imagine that the lime and cilantro really bring out a different flavor from the peas. This has a good amount of protein, too.

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