Monday, June 13, 2011

Avocado Spread

My youngest son loves guacamole...did I say love, I mean he is infatuated with guacamole. Jessica Seinfeld came up with a great, delicious recipe for an avocado spread in her book "Deceptively Delicious". I have tweaked this recipe just a little to make it easier for those of us who can not make "purees" ahead of time.

Avocado Spread


2 ripe avocados mashed in food processor or by hand with a potato masher
1/2 cup plain fat free Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp Smart Balance Light Mayonnaise
1 Tbsp of Lemon juice
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

I have a Pampered Chef Avocado Peeler that I absolutely adore. If you don't have one you can use a knife to cut all the way around the avocado. Open the avocado and take the large seed out. Take a spoon or avocado peeler to get between the skin and the flesh. Remove the flesh and place in a food processor or blender. Pulse the processor a few times and then add all the other ingredients listed. Pulse again until you have reached the consistency you desire. You can also add more yogurt if you like. This spread must be refrigerated in an airtight container so it will not turn dark.