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Lighter Guacamole!

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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 and you’ll want to eat the entire bowl!

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!

Which 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 so easy to make and has that classic spiced and lime flavor!
  • You 100% 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 bulk to the guacamole, add some extra protein, and don’t affect the taste, all while lowering the calories in the recipe. It’s pure magic!

Looking for other great vegan snacks? 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.
  • Like your guac with a little more lime? Squeeze some more fresh juice over the top after putting in a bowl.
  • If you like a little spice, try chopping up some fresh jalapeños and folding them in after the guac is blended!
  • Double or triple this recipe if you’re hosting a party or a game day – it’s the perfect party snack.

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

This lighter take on guacamole is so delicious, you'd never guess the secret ingredient!
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Course: 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
  • 2 Tb. Water
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 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.
  • Like your guac with a little more lime? Squeeze some more fresh juice over the top after putting in a bowl. 
  • If you like a little spice, try chopping up some fresh jalapeños and folding them in after the guac is blended! 
  • Double or triple this recipe if you're hosting a party or a game day - it's the perfect party snack.
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