You all are loving this recipe for the Super Bowl, but it’s not my only “super” recipe! Check out my latest Super Bowl recipe.
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Ok let’s get down to business. Superfood business. And Super Bowl business. Because superfoods are all the rage, especially since it’s “healthy January.” And THE SEAHAWKS ARE GOING TO THE SUPERBOWL! Oh yeah, there’s a pretty big football game coming up in a couple weeks, right? And superfoods and the Super Bowl seem like they should go hand-in-hand.
Especially when it’s guacamole.
Super[Bowl]Food Guacamole to be exact. What does that even mean? It means all the creaminess and goodness of guacamole, secretly made from multiple superfoods. Which equates to really yum and really healthy. Too good to be true?
Never too good to be true. I read an article the other day (and of course I didn’t bookmark it and now I can’t find it… it was from msn.com somewhere) that listed a few simple, everyday foods as superfoods. You know my reaction? “Heck yeah!” Because I knew exactly what I was making.
Guacamole with edamame. Say what? Yes. Small, green little soybeans turn into delicious, creamy, never-guess-it-was-edamame guacamole. But how?? With the addition of another superfood: greek yogurt. Greek yogurt has never failed me since I started using it in basically everything. And in this guacamole, greek yogurt adds tooooons of creaminess.
But I’m jumping ahead of myself. First we start off by pulverizing the edamame. This is our main ingredient. We’ll also use one avocado, but the edamame is the majority of our creamy foundation. To the edamame, we’ll add some greek yogurt and mix this all in with the avocado until it’s nice and smooth.
Then we add one of my personal favorite superfoods, garlic, along with tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and cumin. Throw in a splash of lime juice and we’re rocking the guacamole boat.
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I can imagine you’re asking yourself if this actually tastes good. And I have the confirmation of at least 3 other taste testers that yes, this in fact tastes like real guacamole. And people, it is smooth. I know, this may be hard to believe. But it’s true.
I’m about to go blow your mind again. Ready? Take a deep breath. Because there is minimal avocado, this super[bowl]food guacamole doesn’t turn brown. Let me restate that. It doesn’t turn brown. Holy guacamole! One of the biggest downfalls of regular guacamole is that it turns brown quickly. It’s basically a make it and serve it immediately type of deal. But this can be made hours–heck even a day–ahead of time. And it’ll still be pretty and green with no rotten colors in sight.
In addition to all this greatness, this guacamole is healthy. Like much healthier than regular guac. Because edamame is full of fiber, protein, and has essential vitamins. Heyo! And with the addition of nonfat greek yogurt, this guacamole has much less fat than your typical guacamole.
All of this basically points to one thing. That this guacamole needs to be at your Super Bowl party. Why? A) It’s ridiculously delicious B) It’s full of superfoods which are good for you and are punny (get it? Super Bowl?) and C) It’s easy. Literally throw some ingredients in a food processor, chop some veggies, mix it all together, and you’re good to go.
Have I convinced you yet? This is definitely my new favorite guacamole recipe and I know that once you try it, it will be your new favorite, too!
- 1½ c. shelled edamame (find it in the freezer section)
- 1 small, ripe avocado
- ½ c. plain, nonfat greek yogurt
- 1 medium-large roma tomato, chopped into chunky pieces
- ½ red onion, chopped into small pieces
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp. cilantro, minced
- ½ lime
- ½ tsp. cumin
- ½ tsp. salt
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- Take the edamame from the freezer and warm for a couple minutes in the microwave until they are no longer frozen and slightly warmed.
- In a food processor, pulse edamame (scraping down sides occasionally) until a small texture is achieved.
- Add the greek yogurt and pulse again until smooth and combined.
- Cut the avocado, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl. Mash the avocado with a spoon or fork.
- Add edamame mixture and mix again.
- To mixing bowl, add tomatoes, onion, garlic, cilantro, and spices. Mix well.
- Take half of a lime and squeeze the juice into the guacamole. Stir to combine.
- Serve immediately or store covered in the refrigerator. Enjoy!