Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Healthy snacking

 Off to a football party and worried about what you can eat without the guilt? Try this tasty alternative to a popular dip.

Asparagus Guacomole

  • 1 1/2 pounds asparagus, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, minced (opt)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash hot pepper sauce
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  1. Place the asparagus into a steamer insert and set into a pot over one inch of water; bring the water to a boil. Place a cover on the pot and steam the asparagus for 5 minutes. (or you can just boil it in a pot of water). Transfer the asparagus to the bowl of a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Combine the asparagus puree with the lime juice, cilantro, green onions, jalapeno pepper, garlic, tomato, Worcestershire sauce, and hot pepper sauce in a large bowl; gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Chill in refrigerator until completely cooled. 

1 comment:

  1. Man, I wish asparagus was more affordable up here! I was looking at a recipe for pea guacamole today, though, and I imagine frozen peas are doable. Yum!