What if you went to Chipotle and asked for guacamole……
And instead of avocado guacamole you got…..asaparagus guacamole!!??
I made asparagus guacamole the other day for some friends and it was a HUGE HIT! Sorry I don’t have pictures, but it looked a lot like regular guacamole just a bit more thin and watery. I only had a tiny taste because the onions and garlic called for in the recipe (not to mention the asparagus itself!) are not part of my low FODMAPs diet, but I had to taste to make sure it was ok before giving it to friends, of course….. Here is the recipe;
- 1 pound asparagus
- ½ cup salsa (or green chilis)
- 1 T chopped cilantro
- 2 garlic cloves
- 4 green onions
- Place the asparagus in a pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes, until tender but firm. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
- Place the asparagus, salsa, cilantro, garlic, and green onions in a food processor or blender, and process to desired consistency. Refrigerate 1 hour, or until chilled, before serving.
Of course there are some naysayers out there who will refuse to give up their guacamole for asparagus guacamole, but considering all that fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C (and folate), and the incredibly low calorie count, how could you refuse?! Perhaps if you’re not one to try new things you could still add a nice succulent avocado to this recipe. After all, avocados are a great source of monounsaturated fats, and the asparagus/avocado guacamole would still be a healthier alternative to most guacamole out there.