Pea Guacamole Recipe

Can you make guacamole from green peas instead of avocado? Yes, and it’s very tasty! Try this different “faux” guacamole. There’s nothing faux about the taste; this bright green spread/dip was a hit at the Waltham High School Health Fair. We’ve adapted it from a recipe provided by the Waltham Public Schools Food Services Department. Give it a try!

Pea Faux Guacamole

serves 4

  • 1 cup fresh, frozen or canned green peas (if using frozen, thaw and drain)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin or chili powder
  • ½ small onion or red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juice (or more to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or canola oil
  • ¼ cup diced tomatoes, fresh or canned (drained)
  • 3 Tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Combine all ingredients except tomatoes and cilantro in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Mix in tomatoes and cilantro. Taste and adjust seasoning, as needed.Samples of pea guacamole with blue corn chips at the WHS Health Fair

Samples of pea guacamole with blue corn chips at the WHS Health Fair

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