One of our favorite cuisines is Mexican, and an essential accompaniment is (of course) guacamole. For a while now, I have been saving recipes for guacamole and finally decided it was time to make my own. I wanted to give it with a healthy twist incorporating one of my favorite foods – enter Edamame Guacamole.
This guacamole did not disappoint. There are little flecks of edamame throughout, adding a protein and fiber boost. Along with the good fats from the avocado, this guacamole is a nutrition powerhouse. The combination of the onion, chile and salsa (I used medium) give this guacamole some zip without being overpowering. Below I listed the amounts that I used, but really everything can be adjusted to taste. It is such a flexible and forgiving recipe. This Edamame Guacamole tasted so fresh and delicious, I almost grabbed a bag of baked tortilla chips and some crudites and called it dinner. Almost….but I needed to save some for a special recipe that I will be sharing with you tomorrow. Edamame Guacamole meets an old childhood favorite!
- 1 avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1 cup shelled edamame (thawed if frozen - that is what I used)
- ½ cup red onion, chopped
- 1 chipotle chile in adobo, chopped
- ¼ cup salsa
- 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced
- juice of 1 lime
- Salt and Pepper
- Fresh cilantro, chopped (optional, to taste)
- Put avocado, edamame, onion, chile, salsa, garlic and lime in food processor and pulse until smooth. Add cilantro, if desired. Tranfer to a bowl, add salt and pepper to taste and serve.
Adapted from Whole Foods