Skinny Guacamole

Here's the Dish

I was strolling through the grocery store thinking of a dip I could make for our upcoming Memorial Day BBQ! I thought about how my family loves guacamole, and instantly I began thinking about how I could make this fresh and tasty dip a bit ‘lighter’ without losing any of the flavor! I added edamame which is packed with protein, fiber, and is low in calories! The edamame blends in very well with the avocado, and the result is a creamy and delicious low calorie dip!  You could even make your own baked chips to go along with this guacamole, but it also works great as a dip for veggies or on a sandwich!

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 10-15 Minutes.

1

Gather and prepare ingredients.

2

Cut avocados in half, remove pits, and place one and a half of the avocados in a blender (or food processor). Note: save the other 1/2 of the avocado for a later step.

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3

Pour 1/2 cup of the salsa, the edamame, and the sour cream in the blender.

4

Squeeze the juice of one lime in the blender, followed by a dash of salt and pepper. Blend until everything is smooth, (or to desired consistency).

5

Scoop guacamole into a medium sized bowl. Cut the other half of the avocado into small chunks and add to the bowl. Note: This gives the guacamole a heartier ‘texture’.  However, if you like a smoother dip, you could add all of the avocado to the blender and skip this step!

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6

Add additional 1/4 cup salsa to the dip, and mix until everything is well combined.

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7

Serve with baked chips and enjoy!!!

Ingredients

2 Ripe avocados1
3/4 cup Salsa (I used sweet onion salsa)
1/2 cup Frozen shelled edamame, de-thawed
1 Lime, juiced
2 tbs Light sour cream
Pinch Salt and pepper (or to taste)
Optional1 bunch of cilantro, chopped, to garnish

1 You can tell they are ripe by lightly pressing your finger into them. They should be soft enough to make a slight indent when pressed.

Katie's Tip!

Slicing bigger chunks of the remaining avacado gives the guacamole a heartier ‘texture’. However, if you like a smoother dip, you could add all of the avocado to the blender!

Nutrition Breakdown

16 2 Tbs Servings (Total: 2 cups)
35 Calories Per Serving
4 g Fat
4 g Carbohydrate
3 g Fiber
1 g Sugar
1.5 g Protein
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

21 Comments

Jan Henley said:

That looks delicious!

May 25th, 2011 — 4:57pm  |  Reply

kate said:

I loveee guacamole this looks delicious!

May 25th, 2011 — 5:01pm  |  Reply

nancy said:

I have all those ingredients on hand. Will make this for sure. I had not thought of adding edamame to guacamole. So here we go. thanks katie

May 26th, 2011 — 7:24am  |  Reply

Tami@nutmegnotebook said:

What a great idea to combine these two awesome green foods!

May 26th, 2011 — 8:45am  |  Reply

Sarah said:

Ooh! I am a fan of all the ingredients; I bet I would love this dip!

May 26th, 2011 — 12:47pm  |  Reply

Valerie said:

That looks really yummy. Great combo.

May 27th, 2011 — 3:01pm  |  Reply

Kristie said:

As I read this I realized I had half an avocado in the fridge so I literally ran right downstairs to whip up a small batch for my lunch tomorrow. So so SO good. You are the guacamole master!

May 27th, 2011 — 6:01pm  |  Reply

Olivia said:

You make this look SO unbelievably good! I absolutely love guac and love that yours incorporates edamame and salsa for a little extra pizzaz! YUM

May 29th, 2011 — 6:11am  |  Reply

Cheryl said:

I made this yesterday and it was delicious!! I’ll definitely be making it again very soon. Thanks for the recipe!

May 31st, 2011 — 12:07pm  |  Reply

Dewana Young said:

I love guacamole!! I will try this tonight. Thanks

October 18th, 2011 — 11:38am  |  Reply

Dana Jenkins said:

I have never liked Guacamole. Avocados were always to bland. After reading the ingredients for your Guacamole, I gave it a try. Yum, I am so glad I tried it. Very good with a varitety of flavor than the food I normally eat. I love Mexican food and this had that flair. Thank you Katie for another wonderfully flavorful, healthy recipe! I have gotten off track the last few months on my healthier life style, trying to get back on track. :) Have a blessed day!

March 20th, 2012 — 11:04am  |  Reply

Maggie Lynskey said:

This may be a stupid question, but on the first step when you add one and a half of the avocado to the blender, do you keep the skin on the avocado?

May 9th, 2012 — 8:27pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

No you do not keep the skin on!

May 9th, 2012 — 9:11pm  | 

Amy Drogalis said:

Made this and it is yummy! Just passing on a helpful hint for those who want to make and freeze. I took the Guacamole and put it in a 16 cube ice tray and when completely frozen, removed for storage in freezer container. Perfect portion size, yeah!

August 29th, 2012 — 12:10pm  |  Reply

Kate Lanham said:

How big of an avocado did you use?

January 14th, 2013 — 3:38pm  |  Reply

Megan said:

will this freeze?

June 13th, 2013 — 2:21pm  |  Reply

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Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading?

I’m trying to find out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

March 10th, 2014 — 6:24am  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks kate! :)

May 25th, 2011 — 5:30pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

yeah! i’m sure you will be sarah.. to be honest… i dont even ‘love’ guac…but love this dip!

May 26th, 2011 — 5:57pm  |  Reply

Katie Farrell said:

thanks for the lovely feedback cheryl! :)

June 1st, 2011 — 3:28am  |  Reply

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