Guacamole without the fatty avocado.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the asparagus in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain, and rinse with cold water.

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  • Place the asparagus, salsa, cilantro, garlic, and green onions in a food processor or blender, and process to desired consistency. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until chilled, before serving.

Nutrition Facts

35.1 calories; 3 g protein; 7.4 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 199.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
I have made this dip several times in the last few months and it is one of the best ive ever had. I did make a couple of changes and additions to it to suit my tastes... and I have literally been asked to make at least 8 copies of this recipe from friends co-workers and family. I had read from previous reviews that it had a tendacy to turn out watery so I added between 6-8 oz of cream cheese to thicken it up. I also added 1 fresh jalepeno pepper and a handful of radishes for texture.. I also tripled or more the cilantro called for. When this is refridgerated it thickens up nicely due to the cream cheese. I started using this on St. Patrick's day for a party when I needed to bring a green appetizer and served it with guacamole green corn chips and breaded fried asparagus pieces... Since I have brought it to work for "dip day" several times and made it at home. It has become a hit already and EVERYONE wants the recipe and loves it!!! Read More
(95)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/01/2005
I really thought this was a little bland and my friends and I didn't care for the consistency. It wasn't creamy like real guacamole it could maybe be called asaragus salsa ours came out watery. I thought it would get better with age but the asparagus flavor overpowered everything after a day. Won't make again. Read More
(70)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
I have made this dip several times in the last few months and it is one of the best ive ever had. I did make a couple of changes and additions to it to suit my tastes... and I have literally been asked to make at least 8 copies of this recipe from friends co-workers and family. I had read from previous reviews that it had a tendacy to turn out watery so I added between 6-8 oz of cream cheese to thicken it up. I also added 1 fresh jalepeno pepper and a handful of radishes for texture.. I also tripled or more the cilantro called for. When this is refridgerated it thickens up nicely due to the cream cheese. I started using this on St. Patrick's day for a party when I needed to bring a green appetizer and served it with guacamole green corn chips and breaded fried asparagus pieces... Since I have brought it to work for "dip day" several times and made it at home. It has become a hit already and EVERYONE wants the recipe and loves it!!! Read More
(95)
Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
I have made this dip several times in the last few months and it is one of the best ive ever had. I did make a couple of changes and additions to it to suit my tastes... and I have literally been asked to make at least 8 copies of this recipe from friends co-workers and family. I had read from previous reviews that it had a tendacy to turn out watery so I added between 6-8 oz of cream cheese to thicken it up. I also added 1 fresh jalepeno pepper and a handful of radishes for texture.. I also tripled or more the cilantro called for. When this is refridgerated it thickens up nicely due to the cream cheese. I started using this on St. Patrick's day for a party when I needed to bring a green appetizer and served it with guacamole green corn chips and breaded fried asparagus pieces... Since I have brought it to work for "dip day" several times and made it at home. It has become a hit already and EVERYONE wants the recipe and loves it!!! Read More
(95)
Rating: 1 stars
08/01/2005
I really thought this was a little bland and my friends and I didn't care for the consistency. It wasn't creamy like real guacamole it could maybe be called asaragus salsa ours came out watery. I thought it would get better with age but the asparagus flavor overpowered everything after a day. Won't make again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2009
quick easy. I loved the idea of microwaving also...as a matter of fact I think that I will no longer steam asparagus but just throw it in the micro. I had some good chipotle salsa. Added red onion for color instead of green. This is a nice change of pace. I kept it more chunky to eat more as a sidedish. Only added some salt and a little lime juice. The chipotle was a very hot salsa so didn't need any more heat factor. Maybe the key is to use a better salsa. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2007
Oh my! This was a random recipe search when I had asparagus I forgot to make for Easter (!) and wanted to make something different... I added cream cheese as another reviewer suggested and I didn't refrigerate just ate it warm. It was fantastic. We are guacamole fanatics and I must say this was super. I don't give 5 stars too often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2008
WOW! I LOVE it!!! I just ate half of it warm because I couldn't stop long enough to let it chill! We're big guacamole fans and I make it often but this is just the sort of change my taste buds needed! I made several changes but kept the basics of the recipe- I didn't have any salsa left so I just used a half a medium tomato a dash of vinegar and the juice of half a lime to cover the salsa flavors. I also added some ground sea salt and some ground cayenne pepper. I omitted the garlic. And as I typically do with my own guac recipe I added a small squirt of honey. But I did taste it before I made all those changes and I still LOVED it! You can hardly even tell that it's asparagus- which my husband is a fan of (since he's not usually a fan of asparagus). Awesome! Perfect with chips and a cold beer! I can't wait to serve this to guests! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2006
I really liked this recipe. It turned out to be a very light tasteful dip. I added some extra spices such as black pepper red pepper hot sauce and then tomatoes. It may be great with some fat-free sour cream as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2010
I just made this and thought it was wonderful. I did make a few adjustments. I add a good tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantra. I added atleast a cup of salsa. I pureed my asparagus to get more of a guacamole texture. I also added about a tsp of scorned woman (super hot hot sauce). To give it a little bite. Normally I only use a drop of that stuff. I got my husband and kids to eat this. NO ONE could guess what the main ingredient was so I DIDNT tell them!!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2009
This was quite good. It had all the flavor of guacamole minus the creaminess of the avocados. I do prefer regular guacamole but my girlfriend and I made this for a party and it went over quite well. Also I suggest using a blue corn tortilla or any tortilla with a bit more flavor. The standard tortillas do get a bit buried under the flavor of this guacamole. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2009
This is in the category of WOW! one of my new favorites.....My husband is not a fan of asparagus and he adores this! I just used salsa fresh cilantro and fresh lime juice...put it all in my bullet and instant AWESOME dip or sauce...This belongs in the recipe hall of fame.....Great for dieters and diabetics too... Read More
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