Friday, August 15, 2008

Mock Guac(amole)

This recipe is a great option for those times you want to make guacamole but can only find hard, unripened avocados. The puréd peas absorb all the Tex-Mex flavors of the cilantro, lime juice and hot sauce, so most guests won't even guess the main ingredient!

4 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 medium tomato, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 bunch green onions, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. hot pepper sauce

1. Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Add peas, and cook 15 minutes. Drain, and rinse under cold water. Puré in food processor, then press through medium-meshed sieve with back of ladle to separate skins from puré.

2. Combine pea puré and remaining ingredients in medium bowl. Let stand 30 minutes to develop flavors. Serve with tortilla chips or Mexican dishes.

Vegetarian Times: Peas Recipes

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