This is one of those good news/bad news recipes.
Good news: It tastes delicious. It is super easy to make. It is half the fat of regular guacamole. It is almost 3 times the protein of regular guacamole.
Bad news: It has about 3 times the carbs of regular guacamole.
Okay, the bad news isn't sooooo bad unless you are counting carbs.
I love the texture of this recipe and, of course, the unique flavor the peas lend to the taste.
It takes about 5 minutes to make and then it sits for a couple of hours and you are good to go. Not only is it great as a dip, it is AMAZING on burgers.
Mockamole (Pea Guacamole)
3 cups frozen peas
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup no-fat sour cream
1 medium, ripe avocado (pitted and peeled)
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp cumin
dash or 2 of hot pepper sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup tomato, finely diced
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
In a medium sized saucepan cook peas and water for about 2 minutes, until heated through. Drain.
Place peas in food processor.
Add remaining ingredients, except for tomato and onion.
Process until smooth. Stir in tomato and onion until well blended.
Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 to 2 hours.
This makes about 2 cups. According to Fitday the calories for 1/4 of a cup would be:
Calories - 116, Fat - 4.3, Carbs - 16, Protein - 4.5.
This would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day. You can't get much greener than this!
My favorite way to eat this is on a hamburger.