Good-for-You Guacamole

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.

Yield: 7 servings (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 51
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated fat: 0.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 5.8g
  • Fiber: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.5mg
  • Sodium: 90mg
  • Calcium: 13mg

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

Preparation

  1. 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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