Sweet Pea n’ Asparagus Guacamole

by Amie on February 15, 2010

Last night, I got to thinking…its been quite some time since I’ve whipped up a guacamole, so I picked up an avocado at my corner farmer’s market and decided to get creative…how creative? Well, while at the farmer’s market I stumbled upon a fresh batch of sweet snow peas and a beautiful bundle of asparagus…I simply couldn’t resist and I purchased these incredibly fresh veggies to bring home and have a bit of fun creating a new guacamole recipe…after a bit of altering and tasting, I had perfected my new ‘guac’ and this may be the best one yet.  I present to you…my newest guacamole creation…

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp. vegetable broth
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups fresh snow peas
  • 1 1/2 cups asparagus, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 4 Tbsp. sunflower seeds
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 tsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon zest
  • 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. flax seeds
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • Heat vegetable broth in a small skillet over medium heat.  Add chopped onion and garlic; saute until onions are translucent.  Add snow peas, asparagus, sunflower seeds, sea salt and pepper; heat for approximately 4 minutes.
  • Transfer snow pea mixture into a blender or food processor.  Add avocado, white balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, lemon rind, chopped parsley, sea salt and chili powder; puree until desired consistency.
  • Serve at room temperature or chilled.
  • Enjoy!
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homecookedem February 16, 2010 at 12:06 am

That looks very tasty!! Very creative to add in the asparagus and sunflower seeds!! :)

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The Healthy Apple February 16, 2010 at 3:51 pm

Thanks so much; I hope you enjoy this tasty guac…let me know how you like it… Have a great day!

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Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie February 16, 2010 at 2:39 am

Hi there!

Just letting you know I gave you a shout out in my post tonight.

Have a great night

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The Healthy Apple February 16, 2010 at 3:41 pm

Awww…Gelareh, thank you so very much…I greatly appreciate your ‘Healthy Apple shout out’…great chatting with you on the phone this week…keep in touch and keep up the fabulous blogging, darling! Have a great day. Best, Amie

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Ameena February 16, 2010 at 3:52 am

Guacamole with other vegetables? What an amazing idea. I have no idea why I’ve never thought of that before.

Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog! I really appreciate it.

Have a good night!

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The Healthy Apple February 16, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Thanks Ameena…I’m thrilled to hear you enjoyed this unique recipe…it’s quite delish and hope you like it…. Have a great day!

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