Healthified Garlic Guacamole

Holy guacamole indeed! This garlicky recipe has 64% less fat than the original version.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 9

Ingredients

1
medium bulb garlic (2 oz)
3
Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch; from 11.5-oz package)
Cooking spray
2
medium avocados, peeled, pitted
2
tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
Dash ground red pepper (cayenne) or few drops red pepper sauce, if desired
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
3
plum (Roma) tomatoes, seeds removed, chopped
2
tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
Assorted fresh vegetables for dipping, such as carrots and cucumbers

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Carefully peel paper-like layers from around bulb of garlic, leaving just enough to hold garlic cloves together. Cut 1/4- to 1/2-inch slice from top of bulb to expose cloves. Place cut side up on 6-inch piece of foil; wrap securely in foil. Place in pie plate or shallow baking dish. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until garlic is tender when pierced with toothpick or fork. Cool.
  • 2 Spray 2 large cookie sheets with cooking spray. Cut each tortilla into 12 wedges. Place in single layer on cookie sheets. Spray with cooking spray. Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until light golden brown and crisp.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mash avocados. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the roasted garlic,* the lime juice, salt, black pepper and red pepper. Stir in onion, tomatoes and cilantro. Serve with baked tortilla chips and vegetables for dipping.

Expert Tips

*The remaining roasted garlic can be covered and refrigerated to use in other dishes. Add a little to salad dressings, soups or cooked vegetables.

We've replaced ingredients with great-tasting alternatives to create better-for-you recipes that are just as yummy as the original.

Like the curved tortilla chips in the photo? Here's how: Crumple some foil and place on the cookie sheet; spray with cooking spray. Drape the tortilla wedges over the crumpled foil before baking.

Reduce calories to 100 and fat to 4g per serving by substituting 1 cup frozen peas, cooked and drained, for one of the avocados. Place the peas and 1 Tbsp water in a food processor; process just until smooth, then add to the mashed avocado.

If you don't have time to roast the garlic, substitute 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic for the mashed roasted garlic.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
70%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.