Pea Guacamole – Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Low-Carb
Pea guacamole makes a great appetizer or part of your meal. Great for Mexican dinner night. Light, flavorful, and low in calories.
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. As good as avocados taste, they are still high in calories. There’s half the number of calories in peas as there is in avocados for the same amount. Pea guacamole tastes a lot like avocado guacamole. The texture is a little different from avocados, but the flavor is heavenly.
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.
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.
To start, defrost a frozen bag of peas and mash them up in food processor, or by hand. You want to mash them up, not puree them so they still have some texture. Add the peas to a large bowl. 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?
Put the pea guacamole into an air tight container. It will last about 1-2 days in the refrigerator.
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Ingredients for Pea Guacamole
- Frozen peas
- Yellow onion
- Roma tomato
- Jalapeño pepper
- Pomegranate seeds
Calories per serving (1/2 cup): 88
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Pea Guacamole - Low-Calorie, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Low-Carb
- 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.
- 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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