Peas and Guac

Did you know that peas and gauc actually taste really good together? Not to mention that by adding peas to your guacamole, you’re adding a ton of nutrition, like protein, Vitamin C and Vitamin A.

After seeing the latest hubbub on the news over the latest ADOT signs in Arizona, saying ‘DRINKING & DRIVING GO TOGETHER LIKE PEAS & GUAC,’ I just couldn’t resist jumping on the bandwagon.

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I don’t condone drinking and driving, but my vote on peas and guac is that they go quite well together, and you can’t even taste the peas. Why not add extra nutrition? It’s kind of like sneaking spinach into your smoothie; you can’t even tell it’s there, but the health benefits are on your side. This recipe is a healthy and simple twist on classic dip.

Peas and Guac

Prep Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 Avocados, mashed
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 1/2 Cup - Peas
  • 1/2 Cup - Fresh Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup - Onion, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Cut avocado in half vertically and remove the pit. Set the pit aside to use for storing any leftover guacamole (See additional notes). Slice the avocado inside the skin both vertically and horizontally creating ¼-1/2 inch cubes. Make sure to not pierce the skin. In a medium bowl, scoop out the avocado with a spoon. Add salt and the juice of 1 squeezed lime. Use a hand blender to mash it into desired consistency.
  2. In a small bowl add the peas (canned or fresh; cooked and cooled if fresh). Use the hand blender to mash them into desired consistency.
  3. Combine avocado, peas, cilantro, tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, salt and pepper. Stir until all ingredients are well integrated. Adjust salt and lime juice as needed. Garnish with cilantro and lime wedges. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips.

Additional Info

Storing Guacamole: In an airtight container, place the pits atop of the guacamole. Press clear plastic wrap on the surface of the guacamole before covering to help prevent oxidation. Make sure you press out all of the air. This will help reduce it from browning. Store in the refrigerator.

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4 Comments

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    Ashlee December 2, 2015 (12:20 pm)

    Totally going to try this soon!

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      Christen December 2, 2015 (2:33 pm)

      Let me know how you like it. Best part is that it’s toddler approved, my daughter loves it! Of course I removed the seeds and membranes so it’s not spicy.

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    Connie wrage December 2, 2015 (4:17 pm)

    I love peas in guacamole….delicious….thanks for sharing

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