Skinny Guacamole

This is one deliciously addictive, yet healthy guacamole. It’s all in the secret ingredient – Edamame!

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This Skinny Guacamole is so flavorful and creamy, you’ll go nuts for it. The best part? It’s healthier than your average guacamole – it tastes just like regular guacamole without all the calories! Boo yeah baby! And it’s super delicious. Want to know the secret ingredient?

Well maybe you don’t because it might turn you away…. okay I’ll tell you, it’s edamame. Yes. Edamame. WAIT. stay. I promise it will be okay – they only part of your body that will be able to tell a difference is your waist line.

The edamame do give the guacamole a distinct flavor at first, but with a little lime juice, jalapeño, cilantro, and red onion throw in? It could hold it’s own at an authentic Mexican restaurant. IT’s soooo good! It’s one of those recipes that gets better with every bite. One addicting scoop at a time.

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One thing about guacamole? I can eat it all. day. long. Buckets and buckets of it. Creamy, chunky, spicy, with fresh tomato chunks, and lots of cilantro – I love it all. Second only to my love affair with salsa. The only thing that can save a Mexican restaurant with bad salsa, is some dang good guacamole. That being said, I know my guacamole. So if I’m telling you this is a suitable substitute that will keep your tastebuds and waistline happy all at the same time – then you shoudl trust me. And you should, because this guacamole is definitely the (healthy) real deal.

One thing I noticed is that the pea flavor does develop over time – so I would suggest making this right before you are ready to serve it. No worries though, it comes to gather so quickly (10 minutes!) that it won’t be hard to whip up another batch if you’re needing it.

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Skinny Guacamole

This is one deliciously addictive, yet healthy guacamole. It’s all in the secret ingredient – Edamame!

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen edamame shelled soybeans, slightly thawed
1 medium Hass avocado, peeled and pitted
2 Tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice, or to taste
1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into ¼-inch dice
½ red or sweet onion, cut into ⅛-inch dice
1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
3 Tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a blender or in the bowl of a food processor, process the edamame until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. About 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher. Add the juice, tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Add the peas and mix well.
  3. Serve guacamole immediately. The edamame flavor will develop over time so the guacamole is best if served immediately.