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 recipe smoother and creamier. Finally, we folded in a chopped tomato, which gave the dip some necessary acidity to balance the flavors.