Green Pea Guacamole

Green Pea Guacamole

Peas add a little sweetness and chunkiness to the guacamole; they also intensify the green color of the dip.

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup thawed frozen peas
  • 2 small jalapeños
  • 2 tablespoons packed cilantro leaves, chopped, more for garnish
  • 3 medium ripe avocados, diced
  • 3 scallions, white and light green parts only, sliced thin
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • Juice of 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons), plus more as needed
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Tortilla chips, for serving
  • Lime wedges, for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat broiler to high and broil one of the jalapeños on a heatproof pan. Cook, turning occasionally, until the jalapeño is completely charred. (Alternatively, if you have a gas stove, turn a burner to the highest setting and set your pepper directly on the flame. Use a pair of tongs to turn the pepper until the skin is completely blackened.) Place the blackened pepper in a small bowl, cover tightly with plastic wrap and let sit for 15 minutes. When cool enough to handle, use a paper towel to wipe off the charred skin. Halve, seed devein and dice the roasted jalapeño. Then halve, seed, and dice the remaining raw jalapeño. (If you touch the seeds of the jalapeño, just be sure to wash your hands well and avoid touching your eyes.)
  2. In the bowl of a small food processor, purée the peas with the roasted jalapeño, raw jalapeño and cilantro. Process until almost smooth but still a little chunky.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine the diced avocado, scallions, lime zest, lime juice, salt and the pea purée. Mash until well combined, but still a little chunky. Taste and adjust the salt and lime juice as needed. Serve with tortilla chips and lime wedges, if desired.
  4. Note: To keep the guacamole from turning brown, press a piece of plastic wrap directly over top and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (6 servings)
  • Calories: 180
  • Fat: 15g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 316mg
  • Cholesterol: 0mg