The Secret Way to Make Guacamole without Avocado (Edamame Guacamole!)

by Anjali @ The Picky Eater on July 14, 2015

Summertime is perfect for enjoying cookout foods at your outdoor BBQ, on a picnic, or just lounging on your deck at home! One of my favorite summertime foods are different, unique, and healthy versions of “chips and dip.” While the traditional “chips and dip” can run you over 500 calories per serving, my made-over guacamole is insanely rich and creamy and you can enjoy 1/3 of a cup for under 100 calories! Add to that one serving of healthier chips that are organic, high in fiber, and all natural and you end up with a perfect summertime snack for about 200 calories.

My secret ingredients in this guacamole are edamame and Greek Yogurt. An added bonus: This version packs about half the calories and three times the protein as regular guac!

The Ingredients

  • 2 cups shelled edamame beans
  • 1/4 cup Organic NonFat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp green onions, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (more to taste if needed)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Serve with healthy, organic, chips (about 100-120 calories per serving) – I used Late July

The Directions

Step 1: Place edamame in the bowl of a food processor and process to a paste, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. This should take less than a minute.

Step 2: Add yogurt, lime juice, garlic, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, green onions, salt, pepper and olive oil to the food processor. Process to combine. Add more salt and pepper if needed, to taste. Serve immediately.

Edamame Guacamole

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving Size: 1/3 cup

Calories per serving: 86.7

Fat per serving: 4g

Nutritional Info Per Serving (about 1/3 cup): 86.7 Calories; 4g Fat (0.3g Saturated); 6g Carbs; 1.3g Sugar; 240.5mg Sodium; 1g Fiber; 6.7g Protein

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shelled edamame beans
  • 1/4 cup Organic NonFat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, minced (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp green onions, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper (more to taste if needed)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • Serve with healthy, organic, chips (about 100-120 calories per serving) - I used Late July

Directions

  1. Place edamame in the bowl of a food processor and process to a paste, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. This should take less than a minute.
  2. Add yogurt, lime juice, garlic, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, green onions, salt, pepper and olive oil to the food processor. Process to combine. Add more salt and pepper if needed, to taste. Serve immediately.
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Rica @Yoga Mat Monkey July 14, 2015 at 12:43 pm

Wow! This looks fantastic. I’m absolutely hooked on guacamole. I eat it on my Ezekiel bread everyday — with lots of spicy red pepper. I will definitely try this version of it, as I am equally in love with edamame. Thanks for the new twist. 🙂

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Omg yes! Guac on Ezeikel bread is one of my favorite snacks!! I can’t wait for you to try this recipe – I’m sure you will love it!

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Helen July 14, 2015 at 1:20 pm

Love this recipe, very creative!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 14, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Thanks so much Helen! I can’t wait for you to try it!

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Amelia @ Eating Made Easy July 14, 2015 at 3:08 pm

This is so genius! And it sounds delicious!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 14, 2015 at 3:15 pm

Thanks so much Amelia!! 🙂

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Phyllis July 16, 2015 at 5:25 pm

This sounds great! Thank you!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 16, 2015 at 5:54 pm

Of course! Hope you enjoy this recipe Phyllis!

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Sharon Wright July 17, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Without even trying this I know we will love it! Thanks.

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater July 17, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Yesss! I’m sure you will Sharon – can’t wait for you to try this!

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Sara Green August 27, 2015 at 7:58 am

This recipe was delicious! I never thought about making guac out of something else besides avocados! I even added a little Simple Girl BBQ sauce to this after I found that suggestion on their recipes page. It sounds different, but definitely worth a try!

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 27, 2015 at 3:12 pm

Thanks Sara! Really interesting you added BBQ sauce to this – great tip – thanks for sharing!

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Sara Green August 28, 2015 at 8:43 am

You’re welcome! Yeah, I thought it was kind of weird to be honest, but I like BBQ and Simple Girl is all natural and sweetened with organic stevia instead of sugar so it was worth a shot. Turned out to be super delicious..same with this edamame version

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Anjali @ The Picky Eater August 30, 2015 at 8:01 am

That makes sense! Love the idea!

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