Healthy Guacamole with Frozen Peas

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This healthy guacamole with frozen peas is lower in fat and calories, but tastes just as delicious as the real deal. The peas add a subtle sweetness and give the guac a vibrant green color!

Bowl of guacamole on a table with a wood spoon, lime and cilantro.

Secret Ingredient for Healthy Guacamole

I know a guacamole purist won’t like this idea, but my healthy guacamole recipe has a secret ingredient = frozen peas. I know what you’re thinking… peas in guacamole, what?!? But don’t worry, no one will be able to detect that you used peas in place of some of the avocado. It tastes just as good as the real deal, maybe even better.

In my mind, there’s nothing unhealthy about regular guacamole. Avocado is a healthy fat. That said, using frozen peas in place of a couple extra avocados makes this guacamole lower in calories and fat per serving. Which basically means you can eat more. As a volume eater this makes me a happy camper.

Ingredients for pea guacamole on a table: tomatoes, jalapeño, red onion, avocado, lime, garlic, cilantro and a bowl of frozen peas.

I can’t take credit for this idea. The original recipe is actually from Rancho La Puerta, a resort and spa in Baja, California that I visited a few years ago.

Mixing bowl with the ingredients for pea guacamole.

I know some of you may be nervous to add frozen peas to your guacamole, but you have to trust me on this one. I don’t play around when it comes to guacamole and this version is delicious. As an added bonus, the peas keep the guacamole looking extra green since they don’t turn brown like avocados do.

My recommendation — try the recipe for yourself this weekend and let me know how you like it. If you’re making it for a party or family gathering, I highly recommend doubling the recipe. It will go quick.. trust me!

Healthy Options to Pair with Guacamole

Oh, and if you’re looking for something healthy to serve with this guac, here are some options:

  • carrots – I love buying fresh carrot chips. They look like little waffle fries and they provide a good crunch
  • fresh jicama or my baked jicama fries
  • baked pita chips
  • grain-free tortilla chips
Hand dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of guacamole.

Meals that Pair Well with Guacamole

Healthy Guacamole (with Frozen Peas)

4 from 14 votes
This healthy guacamole with frozen peas is lower in fat and calories, but tastes just as delicious as the real deal. The peas add a subtle sweetness and give the guac a vibrant green color!
Hand dipping a tortilla chip into a bowl of guacamole.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen peas, slightly thawed
  • 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
  • juice from 1 lime
  • ½ cup grape tomatoes, cut into ¼ -inch dice
  • ½ cup red onion, cut into ⅛-inch dice
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1-2 cloves minced fresh garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Place peas in the bowl of a food processor or mini chopper and pulse until the peas are smooth.
  • Transfer peas into a medium bowl and add lime juice, tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic and salt. Stir everything together with a fork.
  • Add avocado chunks to the bowl and mix well, mashing the avocado as you stir.
  • Serve with an assortment of raw vegetables and tortilla chips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 cup Calories: 91kcal Carbohydrates: 10g Protein: 2g Fat: 5g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 3g
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: frozen pea guacamole

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    34 comments
    1. Shandele Broyles
      August 25, 2021 AT 2:09 am

      Why would you peel an avacado before cutting it in half and taking the pit out.? Why not just cut it in the skin and scoop it out. Less messy?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 27, 2021 AT 11:05 am

        You can skip peeling the avo!

    2. Leigh-Anne
      June 22, 2021 AT 4:23 pm

      5 stars
      I just made this today and it’s gone! My boyfriend and I inhaled it for brunch! So good. Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 23, 2021 AT 10:43 am

        Ah yay! I love hearing this! So glad it was a hit, Leigh-Anne. Thanks so much for the review 🙂

    3. Erica
      June 17, 2021 AT 1:24 pm

      5 stars
      Oh my yummmm!! There’s a good chance this will be gone by the end of the day. I love the freshness and sweetness the peas add–definitely my new favorite guac!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 18, 2021 AT 11:22 am

        Ah yay! So glad this guacamole was a hit, Erica! Thanks for trying it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    4. Pooja
      June 18, 2020 AT 11:08 am

      5 stars
      Hello,

      Avocado is not easily available in India. Could please suggest me a substitute for it. I loved this recipe.

      Thanks much 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 20, 2020 AT 1:58 am

        Hey Pooja – Avocados are a big component to this recipe and I’m not really sure there would be a good substitute for them.

    5. Danielle
      May 28, 2020 AT 3:47 pm

      4 stars
      This is really good! I made it yesterday for taco night and it had a different kind of flavour than regular guacamole, but my family and I loved it! The best part is that it doesn’t go brown the next day! Maybe because of the peas in it?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 2, 2020 AT 6:09 pm

        So glad this recipe was a hit with your family!! And yes, it doesn’t turn brown the next day because of the peas. 🙂 Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, I appreciate it!

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