- Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
- 1 large clove garlic, peeled
- 1 large ripe avocado, flesh only
- 1 cup frozen green peas, defrosted 5 minutes in a bowl of room temperature water
- 1/4 cup red onion (about a quarter of a red onion), rough chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (about a small handful)
- Juice of one lime (about 2–3 tablespoons)
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/4 cup frozen corn, defrosted 5 minutes in a bowl of room temperature water (optional)
- Food Processor Method (Recommended): Add the whole peeled garlic clove to the food processor and process it alone until very finely chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients except the corn and pulse 4-5 times to combine, then process 10-15 seconds until the desired texture is achieved. Remove the blade and fold in the corn.
- By Hand (use this method if you don’t have a food processor): Press or grate the garlic into the bottle of a large bowl then add the rest of the ingredients except the corn. Smash all of the ingredients together using the back of a large fork or wooden spoon until well combine and the desired texture is achieved. Fold in the corn if using.
My favorite way to eat this guac is with raw carrots or Terra brand “Sweets & Beets Chips” sweet potato and beet chips–they’re unsalted and made with whole sweet potatoes and beets with just a tiny bit of oil. Sprouted corn tortilla chips are also delicious if you want a more traditional treat.
You can also make your own sweet potato and beet chips by thinly slicing a large sweet potato and beet on a mandolin slicer. Toss with 1 teaspoon of olive oil and spread evenly on a baking rack set on top of a baking sheet. Bake in batches at 400° until the edges are lightly browned on the edges.
The measurements of the pea guacamole ingredients are flexible, play around with it and work with what you have. I prefer red onion, but green or even yellow would also taste great. Organic frozen vegetables are packed full of nutrition and a great option when fresh isn’t available–always defrost them at room temperature, in room temperature water, or in the refrigerator overnight (avoid the microwave as it kills the nutrients.) Use fresh peas and corn if they’re available and in season.
This recipe is: healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free, packed with fiber, high in nutrients, no-sugar-added, low glycemic & delicious
Leave out the corn to make this recipe grain-free.