Mock Guac(amole)

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This recipe is a great option for those times you want to make guacamole but can only find hard, unripened avocados. The puréed peas absorb all the Tex-Mex flavors of the cilantro, lime juice and hot sauce, so most guests won’t even guess the main ingredient!

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh or frozen peas
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce

Preparation

  1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add peas, and cook 15 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Purée in food processor, then press through medium-meshed sieve with back of ladle to separate skins from purée.
  2. Combine pea purée and remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Let stand 30 minutes to develop flavors. Serve with tortilla chips or Mexican dishes.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: Makes 2 cups
  • Calories: 15
  • Carbohydrate Content: 3 g
  • Fiber Content: 1 g
  • Protein Content: 1 g
  • Sodium Content: 37 mg
  • Sugar Content: 1 g