Spring Pea Guacamole Recipe for a Light Fresh Cinco de Mayo

by Donna on May 3, 2012

Spring Pea Guacamole

I am one of those people who never makes guacamole the same twice. So many things influence my guac – my mood, the occasion, what I have in the fridge and pantry.

I love to be adventurous with my guac, as you will see by my Roasted Garlic Guacamole. So. I decided to give a fresh springtime spin on guac.

The addition of peas is a delicious update on both flavor and healthiness of guacamole. They give a light texture and sweet taste to this classic southwest dip. And, lightens up your guacamole by decreasing the overall fat level. Highly, highly recommend pureeing some fresh peas and stirring them into your guac!

There is my recipe below – but please experiment on your own – so many things can be delicious in guacamole. I am impressed by the Cucumber Pomegranate Guac at A Cozy Kitchen – such great flavors and textures!  Wow – check out Crab and Blackberry Guacamole at Healthy Delicious. I’d love to try Maria’s Guacamole Grilled Cheese at Two Peas and Their Pod. I now have a crush on the Chunky Citrus Guacamole at Foodie Crush. Love the presentation of Guacamole Cones at Super Healthy Kids. Adn helthy fat meets bacon in Food Blogga’s Bacon Guacamole.

So many guacs. So little time.

Must try a few for Cinco de Mayo!

– posted by Donna

SPRING PEA GUACAMOLE

1 cup fresh blanched peas or frozen thawed peas
1 handful cilantro leaves
2 ripe Haas avocados
Juice and a little zest from one lime
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper sauce (I like Frank’s)
Salt and pepper to taste

Process peas and cilantro in a food processor until very small bits.

Stir in remaining ingredients and season with salt and pepper as desired.

Serve at room temperature.

 Serves 4 to 6 as an appetizer.

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