Smashed Pea Guacamole with Cilantro, Ginger and Lime

January 15, 2011

Author Notes: A jazzed-up, even healthier version of classic guac. High in protein, vitamin C, healthy fats and plenty of flavor, it's perfect for Superbowl-watching boyfriends or kids. Everyone else will love it, too. - thechocolatefigthechocolatefig

Food52 Review: WHO: thechocolatefig is a student in San Fransisco.
WHAT: Your classic guacamole takes a frolic through a springtime pasture, and comes back refreshed.
HOW: Dump your ingredients in a food processor and press "on."
WHY WE LOVE IT: With thechocolatefig's clever move -- adding peas to guacamole -- you gain the sweet, fresh taste of the vegetable without taking away from the classic. We'll be making this all summer long. Sometimes, it's easy being green!

Serves: 4


  • 1 cup green peas, fresh or thawed
  • 1 large handfuls cilantro
  • 1 piece fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 2 avocados, pitted
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper
In This Recipe


  1. In a food processor, pulse green peas, ginger and garlic until evenly combined.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse until desired consistency is reached. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips.

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