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Good-for-You Guacamole

Yield 7 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Peas give nutrient-rich avocado a boost of fiber. For babies who like less-seasoned food, make a simple pea guacamole using only peas, avocado, and a splash of lime juice.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen petite green peas
  • 1 large ripe peeled avocado, cut in half and pitted
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup bottled salsa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 sprigs cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 51
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 3 g
  • satfat 0.4 g
  • monofat 1.9 g
  • polyfat 0.4 g
  • protein 1.7 g
  • carbohydrate 5.8 g
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 90 mg
  • calcium 13 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place peas in a vegetable steamer. Steam, covered, 4 minutes or until peas are tender. Combine peas, avocado, and remaining ingredients in a food processor; pulse just until combined. Cover surface of guacamole with plastic wrap. Chill until ready to serve.

  2. for your toddler: Serve the dip with baked whole-grain tortilla or pita, or slightly steamed carrot sticks and other veggies. Serve it as a spread on a tortilla; roll up the tortilla.

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