Give Peas (and Guacamole) a Chance

President Obama, before you rule out guacamole with peas, we have one recipe you may just want to try.

First, let’s recap: Responding on Twitter yesterday to a question about a New York Times recipe, POTUS revealed that he is not a fan of guacamole mixed with peas.

Well, we beg to differ.

Rancho La Puerta Resort, a luxury health resort in Mexico, has been preparing its famous guacamole recipe made up of half avocado, half peas for years — and it’s delicious! Even better, by swapping the extra avocado for the tiny green veggie, you save on fat and calories.

For the recipe — and where chefs, politicians and clever citizens weigh in on the debate — see below. And tell us what you think: to pea or not to pea?

RELATED: Ryan Seacrest Shares ‘The Greatest’ Guacamole Recipe

Rancho La Puerta Resort’s Aztec Guacamole
Serves: 4

1 cup frozen peas, slightly thawed
1 avocado, peeled and pitted
2 tbsp. fresh lime or lemon juice
1 medium tomato, chopped
½ red onion, chopped
1 jalapeño or serrano chili, seeded and minced
3 tbsp. chopped cilantro
1 tsp. minced garlic
½ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1. In a blender or food processor, puree the peas until smooth.
2. In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher. Add the lime juice, tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, salt and black pepper. Add the peas and mix well. If the guacamole won’t be served immediately, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface to prevent browning.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Per serving: 110 calories, 5.6g fat, 3.5g protein, 5.4g fiber, 13.1g carbs

–Michelle Ward Trainor

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