Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I {heart} guacamole so much. My friend, Jennifer, always makes it when they host Life Group and hers is to die for! She serves it in the prettiest green dish and piles it up to where you can't resist it. It is the epitome of summer taste.
Although guacamole isn't all that terribly unhealthy, it does pack in the fat. A quarter of a cup contains 3 POINTS-- yikes, that can add up fast. For years, I have heard of the classic "Mock Guac" which adds frozen peas to the mix to lighten it up. I wasn't sure if I was okay with that. It turns out, I totally am. So delicious! And almost prettier than regular guacamole with the extra green from the peas. There are several versions of this around, but this one was so easy. Ole!


1 1/4 cup frozen petite green peas, thawed
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 medium avocado, peeled and quartered
1/2 medium jalapeno, seeded and quartered
2 garlic cloves, minced

Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process 2 minutes or until smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Spoon guacamole into a bowl. Serve immediately, or press plastic wrap onto surface of guacamole, and chill up to one hour before serving.

YIELD: 6 servings (serving size is 1/4 a cup)
POINTS Value per serving: 1

This is great on a Baked Tostito chip (14 chips for 2 points):

Or on chicken tacos-- this is only one points' worth divided between the two tacos... Holy Guacamole, that's a lot of dip!


Rebecca said...

I don't like guac, but I have found that I really like the baked chips. They are so much better for you and they just taste like pringles to me.

Amanda said...

Oh yum!!! I LOOOOOVE guac, and I had not ever heard of mock guac before. Thanks for posting this - I'll definitely be making it!

Jennifer said...

I finally got to try this today at the play group you hosted. It was GrrreaT!!! I was skeptical when you told me about it, but I was so pleasantly surprised! Thanks for sharing!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I made this YEARS ago for some friends and they still tease me about it today. They called it MOCKamole. : ) Glad your pals enjoyed it!!!

darnold23 said...

I've tried this before. It is a nice, low-cal subsitute. I would love to invite you to join me for Crock Pot Wednesday at Please come check it out. Thanks so much for posting.