Add some extra nutrients to your next party dip by making it green pea guacamole. The taste of a traditional guac is still there, but the health benefits (and savings...avocados are expensive little buggers) are amped up. Serve with tortilla chips and some chopped-up veggie sticks to keep it on the healthy side.
Skinny Blender Green Pea Guacamole
I attended a party recently and they had the most delicious guacamole I have experienced in a very long time. Ok ok, it didn't quite compare to the table side guacamole maker we had on our honeymoon in Mexico...but this is more of an everyday guac rather than a fancy-arse honeymoon guac (is that even a thing?!? it is now!)
What's The Secret?
I know right!
I was a bit incredulous at the time, but guys this stuff is revolutionary. I am ALL about the healthy fats and health benefits coming from avocado-laden guacamole. But with the sheer amount of this stuff my kids can shovel down in one sitting, that version gets a tad expensive.
They literally use the chip as a spoon and we have had to start doling out individual bowls to prevent the ubiquitous double dipping that can cause wars.
How To Make This Skinny Guacamole In A Blender
To make it even easier, I make this version in the Vitamix high-speed blender. Sure I would L-O-V-E to stand and perfectly combine everything with a mortar and pestle like I did fresh from Mexico with my tan and freckled face.
But I have 3 kids now people.
There is less than no time for that.
So, what are the perks of making this in a blender as opposed to just mashing it in a big bowl? Well:
- It saves dishes, making green pea guacamole becomes a one pot (one blender??) dish
- I love avocado chunks in my guacamole, but I don't want green pea chunks. By having the blend function and the pulse function I can easily achieve this
- The kids can help. I let them put the ingredients in and flick the switch, they think it is great and are more inclined to eat up if they helped with the creation themselves, even if there are green peas in there
- It saves time. Throwing everything into the blender and letting it do the work saves you from slaving over a mortar and pestle to get the right consistency.
Get The Kids Involved!
Added Bonus Time...
The kids love helping out and throwing everything needed for the green pea guacamole into the blender.
I just chop everything needed and pop it on a board, then the kids take turns adding the ingredients. It makes for a fun little family activity, especially when we all get to enjoy the spoils afterward.
They are always so proud of their creations!
To see what other recipes I have used my Vitamix E310 blender for, check these out:
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I love hearing from you, so if you give the recipe a try be sure to pop back and let me know what you thought! Happy eating!
Skinny Blender Green Pea Guacamole
- 2 cups cilantro leaves about one bunch
- 1 cup frozen peas slightly thawed
- ½ cup chopped white onion
- 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice plus more to taste
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1 medium jalapeño stem removed, with or without seeds depending on heat level required
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large ripe avocados pitted and peeled and chopped into rough chunks
- ½ cup diced fresh tomatoes
- 1. Place first 8 ingredients (everything but the avocado and tomatoes) in a high speed blender or food processor and blend 1-2 minutes. If using a Vitamix then use the tamper to constantly push the ingredients down until a smooth paste forms.
- If not using a Vitamix you may need to turn the machine off and scrape down the sides with a spatula 3-4 times during the blending phase.
- Once you have a smooth paste then add in the chopped avocados and the diced tomatoes. Pulse about 6 times, until they are incorporated, but still chunky.
- Remove guacamole and store in an airtight container with a lid. Serve with chips, chopped veggie sticks, or use in a wrap, tacos etc
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