Monday, June 26, 2006

Mockamole

Tonight I had another avocado and veggie sandwich on toast with the green garlic dressing. The dressing mellowed out over night and now I like it even more. The next question was what to do with the remaining three avocados.

I was thinking that I would make my first batch of guacamole which required a recipe of some kind. For about twenty minutes, I flipped through different cookbooks. The last book I grabbed was Passionate Vegetarian. Early in the book was Mockamole!

What is that? Well---it is guacamole with a portion of the avocado and frozen peas pulsed in the food processor. Sounds weird, but the peas blend in well and add hint of sweetness. Less avocado also lowers the fat content. I think I prefer it to regular guac. Those are blue corn chips in the photo.

7 comments:

funwithyourfood said...

hmm I've never heard of mockamole.
I just make guac by mashing up the flesh of an avocado, adding some tomatoes and some cilantro. a lot of the time i just mix in some store bought salsa. tastey and simple :)

Teddy

KleoPatra said...

Mockamole... i love puns and fun with words. Nice post... Looks good... almost makes me want to give the dreaded (to me!) avocado another chance to win me over...

Jody from VegChic said...

Teddy-- this has tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, cilantro, and avocado and of course peas. I might bring some extra salsa to work with my mockamole for lunch.

Kleo--You might want to give this a try, especially with some salsa. You might be surprised. I'm definitely diggin this more than regular guac. I can email the recipe if you want it.

Megan the Vegan said...

very cool. I've never heard of adding peas, but it makes so much sense!

Personally, I'm a fan of really chuncky guacamole!

Catherine said...

sacrilege! keep your peas outta my guacamole!

but i'm glad you enjoyed it . . . !! :)

(i don't call me the food snob for nothing!)

VeganDoc said...

Great idea to use peas with the avocado to lower the fat content. I definitely have to try it.

And, thanks for the biking in Boston link!

Mindy T. said...

Hmmm. Interesting idea. One of my favorite guacs include silken tofu for a protein boost. But I just might try this... Thanks, Jody, for dropping by my blog. I've been absent a lot lately, but vow to do better!

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