Spicy Pea Guacamole

It’s pretty hard to resist guacamole when you’re trying to watch your fat and calorie intake. Here’s a recipe that mimics the color, texture, and seasonings of a real guacamole but with a fraction of the fat. The secret ingredient is green peas, which have not only a lovely green color and a smooth texture, but a handsome amount of the heart-healthy B vitamin folate.

2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen peas, thawed
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 pickled jalapeño pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 small red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro

1 In a food processor, combine the peas, lime juice, sour cream, jalapeño, and salt, and puree until smooth.
2 Transfer to a serving bowl and stir in the red onion and cilantro. Makes 8 servings

Makes Makes 8 servings

Per serving: 66 calories, 0.6g total fat (0.3g saturated), 1mg cholesterol, 3.6g dietary fiber, 11g carbohydrate, 4g protein, 237mg sodium.