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Mock Guacamole

"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
    1-2/3 cups


  • 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


  • 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.

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  • jowolf2
    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!