Mock Guacamole Recipe
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Mock Guacamole Recipe

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"This tempting mixture is a light alternative to traditional guacamole," assures field editor Diane Molberg of Emerald Park, Saskatchewan. "No one will guess the secret ingredient is peas."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:13 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 13 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mashed ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • Assorted fresh vegetables or tortilla chips

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 25 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 25mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable.


  1. Place peas and water in a saucepan; cook for about 2 minutes or until heated through. Drain; place peas in a food processor or blender. Add sour cream, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, cumin and hot pepper sauce; cover and process until smooth. Stir in tomato and onion. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Serve with vegetables or tortilla chips. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.
Originally published as Mock Guacamole in Taste of Home August/September 1998 , p17

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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jowolf2 User ID: 1143584 56307
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"I have made this many times and always get good reviews. While the texture is different than traditional guacamole the taste is superb. I generally use one small avacado instead of just 2 Tbsp but othrwise follow the recipe to a T. Great lower fat alternative!"

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