Slightly sweeter than the canned variety you might be used to, green garbanzo beans have a fresh flavor similar to peas. Serve this extra-green guac with raw veggies and baked tortilla chips or baked whole grain pita chips.
Makes about 2 cups
1 (10-ounce) bag frozen 365 Everyday Value® Green Garbanzo Beans
1 clove garlic, halved
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 fresh plum tomato, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeño pepper, optional
Cook beans according to package instructions. Drain and run under cold water to cool. Place cooled beans and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped but not puréed. Transfer to a medium bowl and add avocado, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Mash until evenly blended. Stir in tomato and jalapeño, if using. Keep chilled until ready to serve.
Per serving (2 tablespoons): 40 calories (20 from fat), 2g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 80mg sodium, 4g total carbohydrate (2g dietary fiber, 0g sugar), 1g protein
Source: Whole Foods Market