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Holy Moly Guacamole


By hungrygirl_lisa on Mar 06, 2012 10:00 AM in Recipes

 

This guacamole has a very special secret ingredient... canned peas!

Don't start making faces -- it totally works and requires less avocado. (You don't want to overdo it on fat, even the healthy kind.)

Serve with baked chips or crunchy veggies, and dip away...

 

 

 

 

Ingredients: 

One Hungry Girl Logo 15-ounce can early/young peas, drained

1/2 cup mashed avocado (about 1 medium avocado)

1/4 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. lime juice

1/2 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 tsp. salt, or more to taste

1/8 tsp. black pepper, or more to taste

1/8 tsp. ground cumin

1/8 tsp. chili powder

1/3 cup chopped cherry or grape tomatoes

1/4 cup finely chopped onion

Optional: chopped fresh cilantro, chopped jarred jalapeños   

 

Directions:

Thoroughly mash peas in a medium-large bowl. (Or puree peas in a small blender or food processor and transfer to a medium-large bowl.)

Thoroughly mix in avocado, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and seasonings.

Stir in tomatoes, onion and, if you like, optional ingredients. Enjoy!

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

PER SERVING (1/6th of recipe, about 1/3 cup): 78 calories, 3g fat, 320mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 3.5g protein

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Comments


Canned peas? Really?



I have been using this recipe from Hungry Girl for quite some time. It is wonderful! If I make regular guacamole my family always requests this recipe next time. It's a family favorite. Actually, there isn't a recipe that I've tried from HG that we haven't liked! Thanks Hungry Girl!!!


Less sodium if you use canned peas without sodium added. I'm going to have to try this!



Using peas adds carbohydrates and sugars. if you you are tying to avoid carbs, the peas are not the way to go.



Sounds interesting... but my guacamole recipe (not sure how traditional it is, but it's delicious!) is just ripe avocado, a few cloves of garlic, and a squeeze of lemon or lime. Maybe some onion if I'm feeling CRAZY. Hahaha.



Canned peas?  Sorry I'll pass on canned anything - too much sodium and nutritionally/aesthetically empty.  I prefer unprocessed fresh ingredients.



I'm going to give the recipe a whirl but instead of canned peas I'm going to cook up some frozen ones, without adding any salt, let them cool before adding to the recipe. I also like that she adds in some Greek yogurt, I love that stuff! And instead of traditional tortilla chips I'm going to bake up a whole grain Flatout. For only 100 calories you get a nice size serving of non-traditional tortilla chips. Can't wait to try!



g0ssamer , actually the protein to carb ratio is better in peas than in avocados. Also, peas have no fat, avocado has tons, as well, peas will add additional fiber. Don't freak out over good carbs, just the bad ones. 



We have always used cottage cheese as a filler.  It gives the guacamole a very nice texture.



Sorry, but this sounds gross and nothing at all like guacamole.  There's  nothing wrong with eating avocados.  I'm so tired of this 'low fat = healthy' mentality.  How about just eat LESS of a good guacamole?



Original Post by: kat2021

Sorry, but this sounds gross and nothing at all like guacamole.  There's  nothing wrong with eating avocados.  I'm so tired of this 'low fat = healthy' mentality.  How about just eat LESS of a good guacamole?


Amen, kat2021!! (Not the 'this sounds gross' party!! lol) but the 'I'm so tired of this 'low-fat = healthy' mentality. How about just eat LESS of a good guacamole?' part!

Just because you eat a TON of 'manipulated' foods does not mean your brain is gonna be satisfied (not that peas are manipulated, of course... just sayin'!). If your brain WANTS a little bit of 'good' guacamole, then that's what it will take to make it 'happy'... a TON of an artificial food is not gonna 'hit the spot' no matter how much of it you eat... it's not the right chemical breakdown and it's not gonna do the trick... you can fool the tongue (sometimes!), but you can't fool the brain...



I am surprised they don't have salt-free peas in there.  Plus they add additional salt on top of that.  Really??

But hungry girl doesn't care about sodium.  They are about lowering calories, scre** nutrition.



I was in the UK last summer and had the opportunity to try mushy peas. They were incredible. Laced with mint leaves. I was so surprised. It is good to keep an open mind when it comes to food (and other things for that matter).Wink



I agree with gotnoworrys, mushy peas are excellent ( I had them last summer in London).  However I love to add some roasted corn to my guacamole.  I would try making a phauxcomole using solely peas or edamame.  



I agree with gotnoworrys, mushy peas are excellent ( I had them last summer in London).  However I love to add some roasted corn to my guacamole.  I would try making a phauxcomole using solely peas or edamame.  



Yuk!!! My Mexican grandma is already turning in her grave. That's another California cuisine foodie concoction that I hope NEVER catches on.



Thanks for posting.  I'm on a gluten-free diet and this looks like something I can eat, I'll definitely give it a try.  Everyone who's afraid of the peas, come on, be adventurous, give it a try!!!



No wonder she's called the "Hungry Girl"??



Original Post by: wardo322

We have always used cottage cheese as a filler.  It gives the guacamole a very nice texture.


No Way!  If you are on a low carb diet. Peas are not the way to go. Avocado has 4 net carbs whereas peas have 14 per serving.

In addition, the protein carb ratio between the two is very close.

So, for those of us who are living it low carb, avocado is better.  However, everything in moderation!



Sorry I copied the wrong post. This reply was for jaymanto



I just took a peek at hungry girl's website. A lot of the recipes sound really tasty but I find that there is too much salt and carbs in so many of their recipes. I'm usually looking for recipes that are balanced in low in sodium, fats and carbs besides calories. It looks like an interesting website though so I registered for their daily newsletter. 



I didn't freak out over carbs... I just said what I normally do... :s



Dear Calorie Count,

The Holy Moly Guacamole sounds great and is a recipe that I will definitely try.  However, where it says 1 serving is 78 calories, it doesn't say what a serving is.  Please list what a serving is so I know how much I can have.  Is it 1 Tlbsp, 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup???  I love logging my foods in Calorie count, but I get frustrated when I see "1 Serving" at the top of the recipe.  It tells me nothing.  Please advise.  Thanks. 



It says:  PER SERVING (1/6th of recipe, about 1/3 cup): 78 calories, 3g fat, 320mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 3.5g protein

 

So I think about 1/3 cup = 1 serving.  You can eat 1/6th of the recipe and record these nutrients.  Good luck!



Original Post by: fiberhabit

It says:  PER SERVING (1/6th of recipe, about 1/3 cup): 78 calories, 3g fat, 320mg sodium, 10.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 4g sugars, 3.5g protein

 

So I think about 1/3 cup = 1 serving.  You can eat 1/6th of the recipe and record these nutrients.  Good luck!


Yeah, that's a ton of salt for a side dish or condiment, depending on how you use it.



Why say anything mean? The person who posted is just trying to be helpful and share tips. She is being kind. If it sounds gross or like it has too much of something why not just read it, ignore it and move on? Why be mean? Makes me sad. Ya know the saying...if you don't have anything nice to say... I would be scared to post anything. I think more kindness is always a good thing in this world. :)


Original Post by: Chrishjoy

Why say anything mean? The person who posted is just trying to be helpful and share tips. She is being kind. If it sounds gross or like it has too much of something why not just read it, ignore it and move on? Why be mean? Makes me sad. Ya know the saying...if you don't have anything nice to say... I would be scared to post anything. I think more kindness is always a good thing in this world. :)

I wasn't being mean.  That's simply not in my nature.  If you read calorie camp, you know how many people are clueless as to why their sodium is so high.  For these people, I pointed out that the sodium content is too high.



Makes sense. I read through the whole comment section at once, so I certainly didn't mean to single anyone out...and never even looked at names. Anyway, I probably care too much about people "liking" me...don't have a tough skin. So, I won't post tips that might open me up to criticism. Not that I really have any tips anyway. Lol.


Ha, lets remember what our mamas said, try a taste of everything, you may like it.  Until I try something I will refrain from making disparaging remarks. I am remembering my hubby who salts everything and one time I added salt when I normally do not, and having added salt he was upset with me.  The lesson?  Take a taste  ALWAYS.  I love greek yogurt and make guacamole with it all the time, I love peas and will add some frozen ones as well.  I am more worried about the salt in tortilla chips than the peas.



I remember when my kids were in Pre-K... their teacher called it a 'No-Thank You' bite... in her class you HAD to at least TRY EVERYthing before you politely declined...  lol

(I know some ADULTS who could use a dose of this philosophy!! Just sayin'!! lol)



This tasted nasty. Hungry Girl uses way too many chemicals too. Like another person commented, just make the real thing and don't eat as much.



Original Post by: gotnoworrys

I was in the UK last summer and had the opportunity to try mushy peas. They were incredible. Laced with mint leaves. I was so surprised. It is good to keep an open mind when it comes to food (and other things for that matter).Wink


"But hungry girl doesn't care about sodium.  They are about lowering calories, scre** nutrition."

 

Exactly right! And lowering calories = fat free chemical laden food!



I have also seen a similar recipe using cooked edamame (organic of course). This would boost protein and the frozen kind would have no added sodium.


lol my boy friend's mexican, if I make him this he'll ask me what's that in the dish dressed up like guacamole? I'm sure he'd tell the difference, cool idea though!



"Why say anything mean? The person who posted is just trying to be helpful and share tips. She is being kind. If it sounds gross or like it has too much of something why not just read it, ignore it and move on? Why be mean? Makes me sad. Ya know the saying...if you don't have anything nice to say... I would be scared to post anything. I think more kindness is always a good thing in this world. :)"

This sounds JUST like something Hungry Girl would post. LOL



If you are a skeptic (like I was beforehand), you owe it to yourself to try this recipe. What a savory and delicious dip or spread! Kudos Hungry Girl!



Original Post by: Chrishjoy

Why say anything mean? The person who posted is just trying to be helpful and share tips. She is being kind. If it sounds gross or like it has too much of something why not just read it, ignore it and move on? Why be mean? Makes me sad. Ya know the saying...if you don't have anything nice to say... I would be scared to post anything. I think more kindness is always a good thing in this world. :)

Thank you so much for saying that. We are all here to try and help each other. I think this recipe sounds yummy.



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