Guacamole Recipe – 1 Point Value
I am seriously obsessed with Guacamole Recipes. I don’t need tortilla chips, veggies or anything to even dip in it…just gimme a spoon, and I’ll go to town on it. Now, even though guacamole is really nutritious, given that the main ingredient is the nutrient rich avocado, it’s still loaded with calories and fat (even though that’s the healthy, monounsaturated fat), making it higher in Weight Watchers Points than most all other fruits. So, how’s a Weight Watcher supposed to get her guacamole fix without breaking her Points bank? By trying this amazing, Low Calorie Guacamole Recipe of course! The key to rockin’ this much loved dip recipe is to find ways to bulk it up with other low calorie ingredients, and (and don’t get scared reading this part) to substitute some of the avocado quantity with peas. It may sound odd, but you really can’t tell! And of course, you will still use some avocado in it, but by adding in some low Point peas, we are able to add quantity and volume without adding a lot more calories and therefore keeping the Points value low. This guacamole dip recipe is perfectly delicious when served with some baked tortilla chips or veggies for dipping. Put it on tacos, sandwiches or try it on top of my Chicken Taco Salad Recipe! There are many, many ways to enjoy this favorite Mexican recipe. If you love your guac, and can’t bear eliminating it from your meal plan, give this delicious Weight Watchers Guacamole Recipe a try!
Oh! I wanted to give a special shout out to the COWS (Considerate Outstanding Working Sisters) from North Adams Elementary in Seaman, OH ,who I hear have started their own Biggest Loser Diet Plan and are regular readers of my blog! Thanks for the support, ladies and good luck!!!
Weight Watchers Guacamole Recipe
- 1 medium avocado, ripe, peeled and pitted
- 1 15-oz. can young peas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup chopped tomatillos
- 1/4 cup finely chopped red onions
- 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes
- 1/4 cup Labane Yogurt Cheese* or fat-free plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tbsp lime juice
- 4 cloves chopped garlic
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
- Kosher salt and pepper to taste
*Labane Cheese can be found at most Kosher Grocery Stores
Put peas in a medium bowl and mash with a fork until almost smooth. Add in avocado and mash that into the peas until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients and stir until combined. Cover surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 1 day. Makes 6 servings.
Serving size is 1/3 cup.
Each serving = 1 Weight Watchers Point