Thursday, May 3, 2012

Quick & Easy: Skinny Guacamole

Honestly I was skeptical about this recipe, but after tasting I'm a believer!

Serves - 4 / Serving Size - 1/2 cup
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 large ripe avocado, cubed
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tblspn lime juice
1/2 tsp hot sauce, such as Tabasco, or more to taste
1/4 tsp salt

1.  Place zucchini in a microwave-safe dish, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on High until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.  Drain in a sieve, pressing lightly on the zucchini to extract any liquid.

2.  Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl; add avocado, cilantro, onion, garlic, lime juice, hot sauce and salt and coarsely mash until combined.

Exchanges/Carb: 1 vegetable / 1-1/2 fat / 1/2 carb serving
Calories - 96                         Sodium - 167mg
Total Fat - 8g                        Total Carbs - 8g  w/net Carbs - 4g
   Saturated Fat - 1g                   Dietary Fiber - 4g
   Monounsat Fat - 5g            Protein - 2g
Cholesterol - 0mg

Source: Eating Well


  • True to form, I read the directions and had all the ingredients out (or so I thought).  So next time I'll put the onion and salt in and see how it changes the flavor.  : )
  • I didn't do the whole "drain zucchini in a sieve and press lightly."  After cooking, there was absolutely no liquid.
  • Even still, I was pleasantly surprised.  You would never guess there's zucchini in this guac.

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