Saturday, December 31, 2011

HEALTHY CREAMY GUACAMOLE DIP




My family LOOOVES dips. A lot of the time we don't have a formal lunch, and instead just devour a yummy dip with crackers and veggies.
We really enjoy avocado, which is a great source of healthy fat, as long as it is in moderation, which is hard for us. This dip was inspired by one I saw in the Hungry Girl 200 under 200 recipe book. I threw this together just on a whim, and it is delicious! Perfect for New Years!


HEALTHY CREAMY GUACAMOLE DIP

1/2 block (4 oz) reduced-fat or fat-free cream cheese, softened
1 large ripe avocado, diced
Juice of 1/2 a lime 
1/2 Roma tomato, diced
1 whole green onion, thinly sliced
1/2 C. frozen green peas
2 Tbsp. (or to taste) Cilantro, finely chopped
garlic powder, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
* can add diced jalapeno if desired for a little heat, but I opted not to
*update* I made this again, adding in some lowfat cottage cheese and fat free sour cream with the cream cheese and pulsed it in a food processor to "pump up the volume" and it was excellent!

In small bowl, cook frozen green peas in microwave for 2 minutes, or until really soft. Mash with fork and set aside. In another bowl, combine rest of ingredients, then add mashed peas. Mix well and serve with crackers, baked tortilla chips or veggies.

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