Monday, July 21, 2014

Edamole: The Healthier Guacamole


...Not that guacamole isn't already healthy!  But it doesn't hurt to reduce the calories and fat by replacing half the amount of avocado with edamame beans.  You also get a nice protein boost as well.  The result is still creamy, buttery, a little heartier, and definitely satisfying.  I used to make guacamole this way years ago (pre-kids) and I'm happy I brought it back... and you will too!! 

1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 white onion, roughly chopped
1/2 jalapeno, seeded abd finely chopped
Juice of 2 limes
2 to 3 tablespoons water
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Put edamame, avocado, cilantro, garlic, onion, jalapeno, and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until combined. Add enough water to make a creamy consistency and pulse again until smooth. Transfer edamole to a serving bowl and season with salt and pepper. Stir. Serve with chips or vegetables.

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