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!