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Mock Guacamole Recipe

"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 YIELD:13 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.