Friday, April 10, 2009

Guilt Free Guacamole

You guys are going to think I am losing my mind with the kind of food stuff I have been experimenting with lately, but with no job, what's a girl to do? cook! This is from the Weight Watchers cookbook, though we do not use weight watchers. Anyways, it's kind of a crazy idea, but it actually tasted good and would also be good for baby food?? Maybe? I don't have babies, so i'm not sure what kind of restrictions there are for making baby food.

Guilt Free Guacamole
Serves about 6, makes one large bowl full

12 spears of asparagus, steamed or boiled or otherwise cooked to tender
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup salsa
pinch of salt/pepper

Pulverize all of those in a blender till chunky and walla! you have a guacamole looking food. Honestly, it's pretty tasty, though I do have some suggested changes that I will implement next time. Careful not to overblend it because there is a lot of water in asparagus and I blended mine beyond recognition and there was some water in it, but no matter.

It could DEFINITELY use more garlic. The original recipe makes a LOT so i posted the half size portion which is what I made. The original recipe also called for 2 cloves garlic.

I would also add probably a tablespoon of lime juice, some minced jalapenos and maybe some diced tomatoes depending on how you like your traditional guac.

My dad also suggested substituting half of the asparagus for actual guacacmole. I'm not sure how that would turn out, but might be worth exploring.


scmom (Barbara) said...

I've also heard of substituting pea puree for half the avocado, which is cheap if you use frozen peas!

Kristine said...

oh that sounds good! thanks Barbara!