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Pea Guacamole

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Pea guacamole makes a great appetizer or part of your meal. Great for Mexican dinner night. Light, flavorful, and low in calories.

pea guacamole in a white bowl

It’s Cinco de Mayo weekend! Guacamole is one of my favorite foods to eat when I celebrate, and this pea guacamole is also a great, healthy alternative.

Avocados are amazing, and I love a good guacamole. Pea guacamole tastes a lot like avocado guacamole. The texture is a little different from avocados, but the flavor is delicious.

What are peas?

Technically, green peas are not vegetables. They are part of the legume family, which consists of plants that produce pods with seeds inside. However, green peas are commonly cooked and sold as a vegetable.

What are the benefits of eating peas?

Green peas contain a decent amount of heart-healthy minerals, such as magnesium, potassium and calcium. They are a good source of iron and the high fiber content present helps in maintaining good digestive health.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Great way to eat greens
  • Ready in about 15 minutes
  • Healthy, and low in calories
pea guacamole in a white bowl

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

  • Frozen peas
  • Yellow onion
  • Roma tomato
  • Jalapeño pepper
  • Limes
  • Cilantro
  • Salt
  • Pomegranate seeds

My recipe for pea guacamole is made the same way you would make regular guacamole, only you sub the avocados for peas.

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.

How to make this recipe

1 – Defrost a frozen bag of peas and mash them up in food processor, or by hand. Be sure to mash them up, not purée them so they still have some texture.

2 – Add the peas to a large bowl.

3 – Add the diced onion, tomato, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, and salt and stir together until everything is mixed together well.

I like to top mine with pomegranate seeds for color, but it’s completely optional.

What are different ways to eat pea guacamole?

It would go great with quesadillas, burritos, tacos, nachos, tostadas, and even plain chips. Anywhere you would use avocado guacamole. 

How do I store homemade pea guacamole?

Place the pea guacamole into an airtight container. It will last about 1-2 days in the refrigerator. 

Calories per serving (1/2 cup): 88

Yield: 4 Servings

Pea Guacamole

pea guacamole in a white bowl side view

Pea guacamole makes a great appetizer or part of your meal. Great for Mexican dinner night. Light, flavorful, and low in calories.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

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

  1. 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.
  2. Add diced onion, tomato, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, and salt.
  3. Stir together until everything is well blended together. Top with 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds for color.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 88Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 585mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 5g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Denay DeGuzman

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

What a fun tasty spin on the traditional avocado recipe! I look forward to making this yummy recipe for chips and dip on Taco Tuesday!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Thanks, Denay. I hope you enjoy. :)

Noelle

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

I loved it!! Great served as an appetizer before a meal, lovely recipe!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Thank you, Noelle. :)

Veena Azmanov

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Peas are healthy and delicious too. Love your combination to making this yummy Pea Guacamole. Looks perfect.

simplylowcal

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Thanks, Veena. :)

Bintu | Recipes From A Pantry

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

We love guacamole in our house but as you say, avocadoes contain a lot of calories. Definitely going to be giving this pea guacamole a go instead!

simplylowcal

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Thanks, Bintu. I hope you enjoy. :)

Anita

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

I would never have guessed to make guac out of peas. Thanks for this amazing idea.

simplylowcal

Wednesday 15th of April 2020

Thanks, Anita. I hope you enjoy. :)