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Lighter Guacamole Recipe

Looking for an easy Lighter Guacamole recipe? Learn how to make Lighter Guacamole using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by leannehock

Makes 8 servings



Lighten up Guacamole with Lima Beans

Recipe Ingredients for Lighter Guacamole

1 medium tomato (about 5 ounces), cored, seeded, and chopped fine (about 1 cup)
1 cup frozen lima beans (about 5 ounces)
1 avocado
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
2 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise
1 Table salt
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno pepper
1 tablespoon minced red onion or shallot
1 clove garlic , minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 Ground black pepper

Recipe Directions for Lighter Guacamole

  1. Place the tomato in a small colander set inside a bowl, and set aside to drain while preparing the rest of the guacamole.

  2. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil in a small saucepan over high heat. Add the frozen lima beans and cook until tender and creamy, about 5 minutes. Drain the beans and rinse under cold water until cool. Pat the beans dry with paper towels then remove the skins by pinching the beans so the skins slide off.

  3. Halve the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop out a quarter of the flesh. Puree a quarter of the avocado, skinned lima beans, lime juice, mayonnaise, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor until smooth, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed with a rubber spatula.

  4. Cube the remaining three quarters of the avocado into 1/2-inch pieces and scrape into a medium bowl. Add the pureed lima mixture, drained tomato, cilantro, jalapeno, onion, garlic, and cumin; stir gently to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Transfer the guacamole to a serving bowl; cover with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature until the flavors meld, about 1 hour. (The guacamole, covered with plastic wrap pressed flush against the surface of the dip, can be refrigerated for up to 1 day. Bring to room temperature and season with additional lime juice, salt, and pepper as needed before serving.)

Categories

Beans, Vegetables, Appetizers, Snacks, Mexican, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 73.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
86
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
5.6g
9%
Saturated Fat
0.8g
4%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
37mg
2%
Potassium
271mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
8.2g
3%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
1.2g
Protein
2.1g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 1% Iron 5%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin C
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