Friday, July 9, 2010

Guiltless Guacamole

Yields: 3 cups
Prep Time: 15 min

1 can(s) (15 to 19 ounces) white kidney beans (cannellini), drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon(s) (or to taste) lime juice
1  jalapeño chile , seeded
1/2 cup(s) loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 cup(s) coarsely chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui)
1  ripe avocado, halved and pitted
2  plum tomatoes
Baked tortilla chips or fresh-cut vegetables


1.  In food processor with knife blade attached, puree beans and 1 tablespoon lime juice until smooth. Transfer to medium bowl.
2.  In same processor, place jalapeño, cilantro, onion, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse until juicy and thick.
3.  With spoon, scoop avocado from peel into bowl with beans; mash with fork until mixture is blended, with some chunks remaining.
4.  Cut each tomato crosswise in half. Squeeze halves to remove seeds and juice. Coarsely chop tomatoes. Stir tomato-and-onion mixture into avocado mixture until blended. If you prefer a little more zip, stir in additional lime juice to taste.
5.  Guacamole is best served as soon as it's made, but you can also cover and refrigerate up to 1 hour. Serve with chips or vegetables.

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