Lighter Guacamole With A Secret Ingredient
July 27, 2015 7 Comments
Don’t you love secret ingredients that make something lighter but don’t ruin the taste?
They are hard to come by – believe me! Kirsten, a reader, sent me her guacamole recipe and I couldn’t believe it would work. She uses tofu to make her guacamole less calorific.
I am typically not a big fan of tofu because I don’t always know what to do with it and I find the texture a bit off-putting. On the other hand, if I can make a tasty guacamole and not have to worry (as much) about inhaling it all – why not give it a shot?
I found that this guacamole was really good. Also, I loved that it didn’t turn brown (lime juice) and had a thick texture. You could easily use this as a sandwich spread. Turkey & guacamole sandwiches anyone?
If you don’t want it to be spicy, don’t add the jalapeno. If you like it super spicy, add more. I taste my jalapenos before I add them to a dish because there is a big range of spiciness in these peppers.
Have you tried a lighter guacamole?
Lighter Guacamole Recipe
Makes 1 ½ cups
¼ fresh jalapeno pepper with seeds (optional)
3 ounces firm tofu
¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, washed
½ lime, juiced
¼ teaspoon cumin
salt to taste
In a food processor, mince the jalapeno (optional). Add avocado, tofu, cilantro, lime juice, and cumin and puree until cilantro is in tiny bits. Taste and adjust seasonings – a liberal dose of salt can make the flavor pop!
Serve immediately or refrigerate for later. This will stay fresh in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
¼ cup is 81 calories, 7.1 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat, 3.8 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 1.9 g protein, 2.4 g fiber, 4 mg sodium, 3 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only. See all Snack Girl Recipes
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