Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Asparagus Guacamole

Do yourself a favor and make asparagus guacamole.  It is made almost entirely of unprocessed food (besides 2 tablespoons of mayo) and tastes delicious.  Try to be open minded - don't expect it to taste exactly like guacamole.  However, it does taste similar, and looks just like it, except a bit thinner.  I ate mine with naan and baby carrots, but it would be great with tortilla chips, pita bread, other veggies, etc.  This version is really low calorie for "guacamole" too.

1 lb fresh asparagus, cooked
1 small chopped onion

2 teaspoons minced garlic (divided)
1 can diced tomatoes
2 tbl mayonnaise
Juice from 2 lemons
One bunch minced cilantro
1/2 tsp chili powder
Salt and Hot Sauce, to taste

1) Cook asparagus.  I boiled mine in a big pan of water for about 10 minutes.  You want them really soft because you are going to be blending them.

2) Dice up one small onion.  Blend the onion, asparagus, and 1 teaspoon garlic until smooth.  Pour into a bowl.

3) To the asparagus mixture, add mayo, lemon juice, cilantro, chili powder, tomatoes, hot sauce, salt, and another teaspoon minced garlic.  I love cilantro so I may have used a lot - you can adjust accordingly.  Stir to mix.

There you have it - very easy, very delicious, and very healthy "guacamole" to eat guilt-free!

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