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Peas are something we always have in our household from the frozen section.  Normally we do not have frozen items from the store but peas are one of those vegetables which do not take much to freeze (no salt or preservatives).  It’s just a perfect item to keep around without causing too much harm to your wallet.  Hence, when I saw this healthy version of guacamole on Forks Over Knifes from Mary McDougall, I was really thrilled to test out the recipe.  Here in Virginia we still have some warm days, so salsa and chips are still on the menu occasionally.  Yes I’m a Mexican food addict.  Yum!

Pea Guacamole does sound strange since the entire recipe excludes the healthy fat item of avocadoes. Many of you are probably thinking that avocadoes are bad for the heart but this simply isn’t true.   But everyone has his/her own opinion so I won’t judge if you want to test out another option that is sans the fat content.  Or maybe you just love peas as much as us?  Whatever the case, I really recommend testing out this recipe in your kitchen but only if you love, I mean L.O.V.E peas.  It doesn’t have the same flavor, obviously, as avocado guac but it does fill the need for the dipping treat in the summer months.  Genki Husband and I found it was an adequate alternative but just didn’t meet the needs for a total subtraction.  Yes, it does have the texture of guac but just doesn’t have the flavor so don’t go into it thinking it’s going to taste just like traditional guacamole but healthier.  J  Note:  This makes tons!!!  Maybe ½ the recipe.

Makes 2 cups
 
2 pounds frozen green peas, thawed
1 tsp crushed garlic
¼ c fresh lime juice
½ tsp ground cumin
1 tomato, chopped
4 green onions, chopped
½ c chopped fresh cilantro
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce
Sea salt

Put the peas, garlic, lime juice, and cumin into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth.  Scrape the mixture into a bowl and stir in the tomato, green onions, cilantro and hot sauce.  Add salt to taste.  Cover and refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

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