Mock Guacamole

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. + chilling


1-2/3 cups

Updated: Oct. 12, 2022
"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."


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

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