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After a seemingly endless winter, the weather is finally feeling something like spring, which means summer is just around the corner. Time to get a jump on party season by whipping up some protein-packed guacamole with roasted corn!
P.S. Making a batch for your own snack purposes is totally approved. Consider it a test run!
Rockin’ Roasted Corn Guac
1 cup frozen sweet corn kernels
One 15-oz. can early/young peas, drained
4 oz. (about ½ cup) mashed avocado
¼ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. lime juice
½ tsp. chopped garlic
¼ tsp. salt, or more to taste
⅛ tsp. black pepper, or more to taste
⅛ tsp. ground cumin
⅛ tsp. chili powder
¾ cup chopped cherry or grape tomatoes
¼ cup finely chopped onion
Optional: chopped fresh cilantro, chopped jarred jalapeno slices
1. Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to high heat. Cook and stir corn until thawed and slightly blackened, about 8 minutes.
2. Thoroughly mash peas in a medium-large bowl. (Or puree peas in a small blender or food processor and transfer to a medium-large bowl.) Add avocado, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and seasonings. Thoroughly mix.
3. Stir in tomatoes, onion, and blackened corn.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Nutritional Information: 1/8th of recipe (about 1/3 cup): 75 calories, 2.5g total fat (<0.5g sat fat), 212mg sodium, 11.5g carbs, 3g fiber, 4g sugars, 3g protein
‘Til next time… Chew the right thing!