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Skinny Guacamole by


This delicious guacamole recipe replaces half the amount of high-calorie avocado in a traditional guacamole recipe with a stealth, low-calorie vegetable zucchini to cut 100 calories and 6 grams of fat so we can eat more guacamole with fewer calories. We use the microwave to cook the zucchini until it's very tender, but you can steam it on the stovetop if you prefer. Serves: 4 Yields: 4 servings, about 1/2 cup each Total Time: 20 min Prep Time: 20 min


1 large zucchini, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 large ripe avocado, cubed
1/4 cup(s) coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup(s) finely chopped onion
2 clove(s) garlic, minced
2 tablespoon(s) lime juice
1/2 teaspoon(s) hot sauce, such as Tabasco, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt



Place zucchini in a microwave-safe dish, cover with a damp paper towel and microwave on High until tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain in a sieve, pressing lightly on the zucchini to extract any liquid.
Transfer the zucchini to a large bowl; add avocado, cilantro, onion, garlic, lime juice, hot sauce, and salt, and coarsely mash until combined.

Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 1/2 fat Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2 Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (27 percent daily value)
Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories 96
Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Sodium 167 mg
Carbohydrates 8
Fiber 4 g
Protein 2 g

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