Guacamole Alternatives

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Let’s face it. What’s not to love about traditional guacamole with all it’s amazing creaminess? But maybe you have a craving for it and there are no avocados in sight. Or maybe your avocados are like rocks. If so, try one of these alternative guacs that are darn tasty too.


From Taste of Home

2 cups chopped broccoli, steamed until soft, chilled
¼ cup sour cream
3 tablespoons chopped sweet onion
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
3 tablespoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon chili powder
sea salt to taste

In a food processor combine all the ingredients and blend until smooth. Refrigerate for several hours. Serve with veggies or tortilla chips.

Pea Guacamole

2 lbs green peas, frozen, thawed
3 tablespoons chopped onion
1  clove garlic, chopped
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 cup lemon  juice
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
Optional: 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, minced
salt and ground black pepper to taste
Fresh chopped cilantro

  1. Combine the peas, cumin, onion, garlic, and jalapeno, if using, in the container of a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Add lemon juice and olive oil, salt and pepper and process again. Chill for awhile to let the flavors meld.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, or fresh veggies.