Delicious and slightly sweet dip to serve with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh veggies.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the peas, cumin, onion, and garlic in the container of a food processor or blender. Process until smooth. Add lemon juice and olive oil, and process just to blend. Taste and season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Blend for just a few more seconds, and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve with chips, crackers, or fresh veggies.

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Nutrition Facts

22.6 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; fat 1.2g 2% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 14.6mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
EXCELLENT & without the calories. The longer it sits the better it taste but it is hard to leave alone. My husband didn't think this recipe would work but he has made it several times already. This is easy to make. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/06/2007
Tasted like mashed sweet peas. Not good when you are thinking guacamole. I won't make this again. Read More
(5)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
EXCELLENT & without the calories. The longer it sits the better it taste but it is hard to leave alone. My husband didn't think this recipe would work but he has made it several times already. This is easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was DELICIOUS! I made it for a party and nobody knew that it wasn't "authentic" guacamole. I used less red pepper flakes and it still packed quite a punch. I think I would use even less the next time I make it. The "heat" seems to grow the longer the dip sits. I can't wait to make a layered Taco Dip and use this in place of the guacamole. Try this recipe you will be pleasantly surprised! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
We tried this recipe on Superbowl Sunday and what a hit it was. Good Stuff! It is sweet with a little bit of a bite. Plus it won't turn dark like guacamole does. It is now our weekend favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2010
Love it! Even my husband liked this and he doesn't really like peas too much. I did add cilantro and a squeeze of lime before serving which gave it a nice 'pop'. Baked some corn tortillas (sprayed with cooking spray and sprinkled with lime-flavored salt) in the oven to serve with it. So good. Thanks! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
I love recipes like this...it's like food science. Guacamole without avacadoo is almost as much fun as making apple pie without the apples(Try the Mock Apple Pie recipe!) After I made it with one cup of peas I tasted it and then realized that I definitely was going to need more because I got hooked on that flavor. So I just added another half a cup of peas a ts of water and just blended again. Perfect without having to add any more oil. I only used a third ts of cumin a pinch of chilli powder for the red pepper and the juice of a whole lime for the lemon juice. While it couldn't replicate guacamole's flavor exactly it came pretty close and yet was delicious in its own way. I served it with beef fajitas which matched it perfectly. I think it would be great on a tortilla with melted monterrey jack. In fact I'm convinced that some restaurants probably do use this(maybe with a more olive oil to recreate more of that rich flavor) instead of guacomole to save a little money. I just have a feeling I've tried it before. Best part: my family practically licked the bowl. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
I thought this was delicious! And I was able to use the leftovers mixed with a little tomato sauce on pasta and pizza; kind of like a pesto. Very healthy and appealing to the eye too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2007
Used can peas and tasted great! Will definitely make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/27/2009
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS!! I can't believe have good this stuff is! IT's the only way my husband will eat his peas. I added 1/2 a jalepeno a little more onion more lemon juice less oil about 1 c. of cilantro and about 6 grape tomatoes. I will NEVER go back to avacado guacamole again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2009
This is a tough one to rate partially because I'm not sure if our blender is just terrible or if there's not enough liquid in the recipe to blend the peas. We have a newer blender and I had to add much more EVOO and lemon juice to try to get it to blend and it still really didn't get as smooth as I would have liked it. It had a nice sweeter taste but I haven't found what really wows me to serve w/it for dippers. It's def worth trying though! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/06/2007
Tasted like mashed sweet peas. Not good when you are thinking guacamole. I won't make this again. Read More
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