So this post is for two of my faithful readers....Meredith and Kristy.
It is a recipe I KNOW they will like, if and when they give it a chance.
So what is it?
Guacamole? that's no big deal, but this is different, its guacamole without the avocados
Travesty, right? Kristy said (and I quote) "you cannot make peas taste like avocados just because they are green" She's right, for once -- but in guacamole, the avocado flavor is so blended with all the mexican spices - the cumin and tomatoes and cilantro. Peas work. It's a delicious lowfat lifesaver!
2 lbs frozen green peas, thawed [and cooked]
teasp crushed garlic,
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 teasp ground
1 tomato, chopped
4 green onions chopped
1/2 cup chopped
1/8 tsp hot pepper sauce
salt to taste.
peas, garlic, lime juice & cumin in a food processor, transfer to a
bowl, stir in tomato, green onions, cilantro, hot sauce & salt to
taste. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
I do recommend using the "rest" time to allow the flavors to blend. Sometimes I must admit, I add a little avocado (like a 1/2 of one) to get the texture a little creamier, like how I'm used to.
But you'll have a LOT of guacamole, with just 1/2 of an avocado! And food cost wise, its pretty inexpensive....frozen peas are always in my fridge.
Here's one last pic of the guac on my chicken sandwich wrap last night. It was delicious!