Light Guacamole

What with the Super Bowl on the horizon, a good dip recipe is handy to have. I love guacamole either as a dip or on top of various Mexican dishes.  But avocados are pretty high in fat, and I tend to want to eat a lot of guacamole once I get going.  This lighter recipe has a number of virtues in addition to being lower in fat, it is really a lovely color, and it doesn’t turn brown if left standing, like conventional guacamole does.    It is also good on sandwiches, especially veggie sandwiches.  It goes well with veggies, or as pictured below, with a variety of low fat chips such as baked tortilla chips and pretzel chips.

Light Guacamole

1 medium sized ripe avocado
1 cup fat free cottage cheese
1 Tablespoon lime juice
¼ cup chopped cilantro
½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce or to taste
½ cup chopped tomatoes (optional)
1 chopped scallion (optional)

Blend the avocado and cottage cheese, preferably in a food processor. Mix in the lime juice, cilantro and hot pepper sauce.  I usually don’t add the tomato or onion, but if you do, mix them in now.  This makes about 8 quarter cup servings, at about 3 grams of fat/serving.



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