Lighter Guacamole

Published March 22, 2007.

Why this recipe works:

To keep the avocado flavor high but the calorie quotient low in our lighter guacamole recipe, we developed three key steps. We replaced two (out of three) avocados with 1 cup of cooked, pureed, and peeled lima beans. We added reduced-fat mayonnaise to the lima bean puree to make our guacamole… read more

To keep the avocado flavor high but the calorie quotient low in our lighter guacamole recipe, we developed three key steps. We replaced two (out of three) avocados with 1 cup of cooked, pureed, and peeled lima beans. We added reduced-fat mayonnaise to the lima bean puree to make our guacamole recipe smoother and creamier. Finally, we folded in a chopped tomato, which gave the dip some necessary acidity to balance the flavors.

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Makes two cups

We prefer to use mature lima beans rather than baby lima beans because their skins are easier to remove after cooking, resulting in a smoother dip. If using baby limas, you can opt to leave the skins on after cooking because they are more delicate and more time consuming to remove. (The puree will be slightly less smooth.) If you like your guacamole with more heat, include the seeds and ribs of the jalapeño. This recipe was published in The Best Light Recipe.

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