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.
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
- 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
- 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.
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