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Lighter Guacamole!

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5 from 1 vote

If you didn’t think it was possible to love guacamole more than you already do, then you need to try this life-changing Lighter Guacamole right now! Bonus: It’s ready in less than 10 minutes.

Lighter Guacamole in a bowl surrounded by tortilla chips

When it comes to guacamole, one thing’s for certain:  I could easily eat an entire bowl of the stuff all on my own! I’m not saying I’ve done it, I’m just saying I could…  (wink, wink.)  But I suppose if you’re reading this, you probably feel the same way, too.  After all, it’s so creamy and comforting and delicious, isn’t it?  Especially when paired with light and crispy tortilla chips – YUM! This is why I felt it was an absolute necessity to come up with a lighter version, which you’ll find below.

Why this Recipe Works:

  • This guacamole recipe is extremely quick and easy to make, thanks to the addition of pico de gallo.
  • You can not tell that this guacamole is lighter, or, what the secret main ingredient is! This new lighter version is still delightfully satisfying, creamy and flavorful, just like the purely avocado type.

What makes this guacamole lighter?

  • The one secret ingredient – peas! Avocados are a great health food, but they’re calorie dense. That’s where the peas come in. They add some extra fiber and protein, all while lowering the calories in the recipe. It’s pure magic!

Looking for other great vegan snacks or appetizers? Then you have to try my:

How to Make Lighter Guacamole:

1. Add the first seven ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until mostly smooth.

2. Transfer this beautiful green mixture to a mixing bowl and gently fold in the fresh pico de gallo. Don’t like one or all of the ingredients in pico de gallo? No problem! It can be left out altogether and the guacamole will still be delicious.

I hope you love it as much as we do!

If you decide to try it, please let me know what you think in the comments below.

Close up of Lighter Guacamole in a bowl with a tortilla chip in it

Top Tips for Making Lighter Guacamole:

  • It’s better to eat this guacamole right away, but it can last in the fridge for about one day in an airtight container.
  • Like your guac with a little more lime? Squeeze some more fresh juice over the top after putting it in your serving bowl.
  • If you like a little spice, try chopping up some fresh jalapeños and folding them in after the guac is blended. Or, simply stir in a dash or two of cayenne spice.
  • Double or triple this recipe if you’re hosting a party or get-together – it’s the perfect party snack and people will be blown away when they hear the fun twist on the recipe.

Did you try this recipe? Please give it a star rating and let me know what you think in the comments below. Your feedback is very helpful! Thanks in advance. 

Lighter Guacamole

Lighter Guacamole

For those who love guacamole and simply can't get enough, this recipe's for you! This super flavorful guacamole is lighter in calories, all thanks to one undetectable main ingredient.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: gluten-free, plant based, vegan
Keyword: Lighter Guacamole
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings: 2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Frozen Peas, thawed
  • 1 Medium/Large Avocado
  • 2 Tb. Lime Juice, plus more to taste
  • 2 Tb. Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Pico De Gallo It can usually be found in the produce section near the pre-chopped veggies and fruit.

Instructions

  • Add the first seven ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until mostly smooth.
  • Transfer this beautiful green mixture to a mixing bowl and gently fold in the fresh pico de gallo. Don't like one or all of the ingredients in pico de gallo? No problem! It can be left out altogether and the guacamole will still be delicious.

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Notes

  • It's better to eat this guacamole right away, but it can last in the fridge for about one day in an airtight container.
  • Like your guac with a little more lime? Squeeze some more fresh juice over the top after putting it in your serving bowl.
  • If you like a little spice, try chopping up some fresh jalapeños and folding them in after the guac is blended. Or, simply stir in a dash or two of cayenne spice.
  • Double or triple this recipe if you're hosting a party or get-together - it's the perfect party snack and people will be blown away when they hear the fun twist on the recipe.
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Candace Garcia

5 stars
I just want to say thank you for all of your incredible recipes! You are truly amazing! I just ate half the batch of Peanuts C.Chip cookies…YUM!! And I’m trying to switch my whole family to a vegan lifestyle but I have one of those husbands that is a bit hard to convert! I’m not giving up though! 😉 but anyway I learned about your recipes and website from your husbands show! We just saw him yesterday in Estero Florida. He is so talented and so funny (Peanut is definitely my favorite) but I just have one little comment….I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican but in Jeff’s show he’s definitely made it crystal clear he is a stout Republican which I have to say I didn’t really care for that too much! I also love Lewis Black but he makes it clear he pretty much hates both sides.. lol. Anyway, I think you and your husband are a wonderful couple and I love and respect you both. Thank you again.

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Audrey Dunham

Thank you for taking the time to comment, Candace! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes as well as the cookie kits! As for Jeff, his goal is to stay as neutral as possible, knowing he has fans on both sides of the fence. Regardless, I have passed along your comment to him. Thanks and good luck with converting your husband! My Black Bean and Veg Enchiladas are a big favorite, so perhaps those will help sway him in the right direction. 🙂

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