Recipe Difficulty: Easy
About Traditional Guacamole
Guacamole is a traditional Mexican dish that has been enjoyed for centuries. The exact origins of the dish are unclear, but it is believed to have been developed by the ancient Aztecs, who referred to it as "ahuacamolli," which means "avocado sauce." The Aztecs used avocados as a main ingredient in their sauces and as a source of nutrition.
Over time, the recipe for guacamole has evolved and it is now made with a variety of ingredients, including onions, tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeno peppers, and lime juice. It has become a popular dish in Mexican cuisine and is enjoyed all over the world.
About my recipe! Green Pea & Avocado Dip with Cilantro, Fresh Mint & Lime
This twist on guacamole is so much fun! It's flavoured similarly to guacamole, and honestly, you might not even guess there are green peas in there. So, while guacamole made with only avocados is one of the most delicious things EVER, this is also super delicious...AND you get to bulk up a tasty guac with even more fiber and protein, while still getting all the good stuff and healthy fats from the avocado. Also what if there were literally only 2 ripe avocados at the store, but you you want more than 2 avocados worth of guac like RIGHT NOW...well... peas to the rescue!
Notes on recipe method
Frozen green peas are cooked and pureed in a food processor. Then they are combined with chunky mashed avocado, fresh herbs, lime zest and juice, garlic, minced red onion, jalapeno, olive oil and S&P. The trick to making this tasty is having the right amount of acid and salt. Not enough and the dip will taste flat. It should taste bright, and be well seasoned with several pinches of salt. (I use flaked kosher salt and easily added 5 smallish pinches, but just do it to taste.)
How I Serve and Eat This Green Pea and Avocado Dip
I was scooping the dip with cucumber sticks and crisp flatbread. Delicious. I always like bread or chips for dipping but the cucumber was really perfect too. The next night, I had this pea and avocado dip as a garnish to my cheesy quesadillas. (along with fresh salsa and vegan sour cream) Then the NEXT night, it was even more epic added to my taco bowl. Chopped romaine lettuce, fresh salsa, tofu beef crumbles, roasted sweet potatoes, chili lime sour cream.
Switch up the recipe
While I used cilantro, mint and lime in my dip you could definitely switch it up. (Though it wouldl resemble guacamole less.) Tarragon, chives, or basil would all be lovely, and lemon instead of lime would work in any variation.
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