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Freggie Dare Veggie Recipe #1: Mock Guacamole

Saturday, May 19, 2012

As promised in my BINGO blackout post, here is my recipe for Mock Guac, the perfect recipe for those who love guacamole (but not the fat), and/or hate asparagus (but want to check off that box on the BINGO card!):

24 asparagus spears, trimmed and halved (or try canned asparagus, but fresh is best!)
1/2 cup salsa
1 Tbsp cilantro leaves (optional)
2 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Dash of salt
1/2 cup fat free ricotta (as corrected)
4 scallions, thinly sliced

In a large nonstick skillet, combine the asparagus and 1/2 c. water; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the asparagus is tender-crisp, about 5 minutes; drain and run under cold water to cool. (Alternative cooking method: microwave on high with 1/4 cup water about 5 minutes or so, then drain and cool under cold water).

In a blender or food processor, puree the asparagus, salsa, cilantro, garlic, lemon juice and salt. Add the ricotta and scallions; pulse several times until chunky-smooth. Transfer to a serving bowl. Refrigerate, covered, until chilled at least 1 hour. Serve as a dip with raw vegetable sticks or baked corn chips.

Let's see how many reluctant asparagus eaters turn into converts with this!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KSMGLASS 5/20/2012 6:56PM

    Big smoochies emoticon for posting this!!! I plan on trying it tomorrow. Know for sure we will love it!!! My bed is just about done bearing and just can't wait until next spring. This was the best year yet, started picking in March and it's almost the end of May! Will let you know tomorrow!!!! emoticon emoticon

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WILDNTEXAS 5/19/2012 8:00PM

    I must say that upon first read I was a bit skeptical, but then I saw that Ferne made it. Every recipe I've tried of hers has been delicious! If she recommends it, I need to try it! It will probably be a while since hubby and I don't buy asparagus very often ($4 a bunch), but when we do, I will let you know how I like Mock Guacamole!

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1TRULYBLESSED 5/19/2012 6:22PM

    I'm not a reluctant asparagus eater by any means, and I also love guacamole. I have all the required ingredients on hand, so I'm going to make this recipe right now! emoticon

Thanks for sharing, Karen!

EDIT: I just finished making this, and it is AWESOME (I couldn't wait an hour for it to chill -- I bet it'll taste even better later)!! I don't taste asparagus at all, and the creaminess is incredible! SO, SO good! emoticon

Comment edited on: 5/19/2012 7:06:23 PM

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COOKINGGRANNY 5/19/2012 2:15PM

  Your recipe sounds really good. It's a great way to get in some extra some extra veggies. I think I will give this one a try. Thanks! emoticon

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