Well hello there! Happy return from the holiday weekend and welcome to The Simple Kitchen! My name is Chelsea and I’ve been blogging at another site for a few years but The Simple Kitchen is my new baby that’s focused on the simplicity and beauty of what real food has to offer. On this site you’ll find plant-based recipes emphasizing food from the earth, not from a factory. I also happen to think food is quite pretty so I’ll do my best to share photos with you that capture the beauty and the goodness of my recipes. If you do want more information about this site you can find that here. But I think its about time we talk food!
So, in my world avocados are pretty much one of the best foods on the planet. I personally eat almost a whole avocado a day because I love to mix, spread and dallop them on everything from crackers to salads to sandwiches. In the Dinsmore household, no meal is complete without an avocado!
Ok, now that I’ve confessed my love for this funky little fruit, I also know how easy it is to OD on it – especially when it’s in the form of guacamole and you throw a chip in the mix… But the next thing you know, you’ve suddenly put down 6 avocados to yourself – and your veggie burrito hasn’t even arrived yet, which you’ll obviously have to eat with chips and guac… Tell me I’m not the only one who sticks chips topped with guac inside my burrito?!
So yes, avocados I love you, but you are far too easy to over-indulge and that is how Edamame Guacamole (try saying that 5 times fast) came to be.
Per cup, edamame has nearly 1/3 the fat and over 5 times the protein of an avocado so you can very simply increase the nutritional value of your guac by replacing a portion of the avocado with edamame. But because the two are mixed together, this recipe tastes just like the ‘hard stuff’. Sounds like a win-win to me!
This 6 ingredient, 3 step guacamole is so simple and absolutely delicious. It’s bound to please any crowd! Simply chop, mix & scoop – and you are on your way to a world of creamy, dreamy avocado goodness.
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- 1 cup edamame beans - see notes
- 2 small avocados
- 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced
- ½ red or white onion, finely diced
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- ½ tsp sea salt
- ¼ tsp fresh ground black pepper
- Using a food processor, process the edamame until mashed well. SIMPLIFICATION STEP - repeat this process with the onion, then the cilantro so you don't have to chop and only use the food processor one time. It's ok if there are still some leftovers of the previous ingredient in the processor when you add the next one because they will all get mixed together anyway.
- In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher. Add the juice, tomato, onion, cilantro, salt, and black pepper. Add the edamame and mix well.
- If the guacamole won’t be served immediately, cover with plastic wrap and put in fridge to prevent browning.