FOOD: Mock A Mole

I next to fashion, food is my passion. Its just my thing! Not only do I like to eat it, I like to cook it. Cooking is actually one of the many ways I express my love for those near and dear to my heart. And since I love you guys I decided I would cook for us!

All Hail Queen Bethenny

It also didn’t hurt that I found a new interesting recipe from THE SKINNY GIRL Bethenny Frankel (Hobbs). I was checking out her site recently and stumbled upon her low fat mock a mole recipe, a healthier take on guacamole. I love mexican food so I jumped at the chance to indulge.  Here’s what you need to mock the mole

Visual Aids

Makes about 1 cup

  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and mashed
  • 1 cup cooked green peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh tomato
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro plus more for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic  salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

For those of you that eat the real mole you will notice that there are a few new ingredients on our shopping list like, worcestershire sauce, tabasco and green peas. The green peas substitute the 2nd avocado that would normally be used. Note: Although avocado is a health fat, ALL fats should be consumed in moderation for a healthy lifestyle. 

The Usual Suspects

Next its time to chopp so we can get to the fun stuff, aka the blender babe.

CHOPPED

Red onion, I use cherry tomatoes, cilantro and spices. Please excuse the shadow but I had to get in the photo some way, lol.

Check Out That Amazing Color

So lets recap quickly. First we separated our ingredients; spices, veggies, and sauces. Then we chopped all our veggies; onion, cilantro, tomato, avocado and limes. From there I added the avocado, green peas and lime juice to blender.  All of that leads us to the picture directly above. The peas actually over power the avocado and have both a strong smell and taste, therefore I added more lime. Yes, I used 1 whole lime in my mock guac! I need the acid in the lime to balance the flavor of the pea.  Note: It is much easier to use  a food processor or hand held blender  than a pitcher (drink) blender.    

Now its time to mix everything all together. Here’s where you can really show your skills, seasoning time,  which I recommend you do to taste. I didn’t have tabasco so I used crushed red pepper  flakes instead, and I added more in this step. In fact, I added more of all the seasonings. In general avocado is a bland fruit (yes its a fruit) so here is where you can make this healthy snack taste good. In which I did.

Finished Product

Viola! All done. At first I could still taste peas so, I decided to let the dip rest to allow the flavor to develop aka let the spices sink in. I let the the dip rest while on a conference call, so about an hour and now it was delicious! I’m so happy I made this recipe. The pea taste was completely gone! Shoutout to SkinnyGirl & Bethenny for such a great alternative, the mock-a-mole has my seal of approval.

To watch Bethenny make this recipe visit  the Skinny Girl Here.

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