Secret-ingredient guacamole

Bulk out traditional guacamole with peas!
A healthier guacamole with a surprise secret ingredient
3 ratings
Recipe by: Charlie Farrant | Student Dietitian and Running Blogger

A couple of years ago, the New York Times shared a recipe for guacamole with added peas – everyone had an opinion, even President Obama. Personally, I think it’s great. It adds sweetness and flavour without extra fat, lowering the calories of this dip.

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Ingredients
  • 100g frozen peas
  • ½–1 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • Large handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 75g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lime, juice only
Time
20 minutes
SERVES:
8
CALORIES:
50
FAT:
3.7g
SALT:
0g
SUGAR:
1.3g
5 A DAY:
0.5
Method
  1. Bring a small pan of water to the boil and add the peas. Bubble for 2–3 minutes until the peas are cooked, then drain.
  2. Put the peas in a food processor with a splash of water and blend until they are pureed with a few chunks.
  3. Add in the chilli, most of the coriander, the cherry tomatoes and spring onions, and blend until combined.
  4. In a bowl, roughly mash the avocado, retaining some chunks.
  5. Stir the pea mixture into the avocado and season to taste with lime juice.
Add a dash of tabasco sauce to spice up this tasty dip