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How To Make Mock Guacamole Dip With Peas

Updated on August 22, 2012

Quick and Easy Recipe: Mock Guacamole Dip That Tastes Like The Real Thing

I am one of those rare individuals who cannot eat avocado, or at least much avocado.  I love it and it breaks my heart not to be able to feast on guacamole dip.

However, in my quest for finding recipes that can suit anyone's limitations and still be extremely easy to prepare and nutritious to boot, I ran across this little gem of a recipe in a delightful book called The Diabetes Snack, Munch, Nibble, Nosh Book (150 quick treats to add zip to your diet).

Even if you raise an eyebrow when you see the ingredients, ignore your inclination to think it can't be any good! I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and set it out without saying a word to my husband, who is a Mexican food junkie first of all and a snack food junkie secondly. 

He dipped in some crackers and some chips and while he was munching away said without preamble 'Hey - this is fantastic guacamole!'  I rest my case.

If this recipe can pass muster and go undetected without a speck of avocado in it, it must taste like the real deal.  Try it - I think you're gonna like it!


Quick and Easy Recipe for Mock Guacamole

Makes about 12 servings (2 tablespoons each)


  • 2 cups frozen peas (I used petite peas)
  • 1/4 cup water brought to boiling in small pan
  • 3 tablespoons reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1/2 cup mild or medium regular or chunky salsa
  • Salt if desired
  • 2 diced firm Roma tomatoes


  1. Place frozen peas in small saucepan with 1/4 cup water after the water is boiling.  Cover and bring again to the boil.  Simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. Pour peas into a colander and rinse repeatedly under running cold water to cool the peas.  Drain completely.
  3. Use a food processor or a blender to combine the drained peas, mayonnaise, lemon juice, cumin, chili powder and garlic.  Process but don't make it completely smooth.  You want the chunky effect of guacamole.
  4. Stir in the salsa and salt by hand.  
  5. Just before serving, add the diced Roma tomatoes.
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours or up to 24 hours.  This allows the flavors to blend. 
  7. The finished guacamole dip will keep in the fridge for 4-5 days. 
  8. Serve with flat bread, crackers, or chips.

See the suggestion below for a great holiday dip idea!

Quick and Easy Recipe: Mock Guacamole That Tastes Like The Real Thing

As you can imagine, this recipe is extremely healthy.  For one 2 tablespoon serving, it weighs in at 37 calories.  It is also high in fiber with 2 grams, low in sugar, cholesterol and fat.

If you're looking for an alternative to the real guacamole or you just don't happen to have some avocados on hand, this is a great alternative recipe.

As a great holiday idea for guacamole, just before serving, place the dip (real or mock) into a small freezer bag and snip off 1 corner.  Then use the freezer bag like a pastry bag and pipe your guacamole dip into a wreath shape (or any other holiday shape).  It makes a great presentation!  Use diced Roma tomatoes to garnish it and serve with crackers, flatbreads or chips!



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    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Good deal, Katie - will have to check out the bean dip!

    • KatieCohen profile image


      9 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      I really want to try this, and I featured this on my bean dip hub.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Good deal, MT - I hope you like it. We actually loved it!

    • Minnetonka Twin profile image

      Linda Rogers 

      9 years ago from Minnesota

      I can't wait to try this recipe. I'm bookmarking this baby. I love guacamole dip and have no problem trying out a healthier version that's still great.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping by, Om - I love avocados and wish I could just eat them but making this made me believe I was actually having them...I know I need some help!

    • Om Paramapoonya profile image

      Om Paramapoonya 

      9 years ago

      Peas? Very interesting. I just bookmarked this hub and I'm going to try this recipe sometime soon. I love avocados but they're a bit fattening. This recipe is great for people who're trying to watch their weight. :)

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Great and thanks so much for stopping by, HH!!

    • Hello, hello, profile image

      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      I don't like advocados and this makes a great recipe. Thank you.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping by Prasetio and hope you and your mom get to give it a try. I was amazed at the texture and the taste and I could believe I was eating the real thing!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      9 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Another great recipes from you. I never heard about Mock Guacamole, it look strange for me. But after saw this hub and you have good presentation, it made me want to try to make this food. I believe my mom will liked too. Thank you very much. Rating up as usual.


    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Lucky621 - Hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the read.

    • Lucky621 profile image


      9 years ago from The Sunshine State

      Sounds great - I'm always looking to healthy snack recipes. I'll bookmark this one.

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for reading, ListLady - and it was amazingly true to the taste of guacamole! I really like the convenience of it too because usually when I decide to make gaucamole for everyone else, I don't have ripe avocados!

    • TheListLady profile image


      9 years ago from New York City

      How interesting - and it looks good. Plus this is something I can keep in the freezer - the peas - until I am ready to use. Brilliant!

      Thanks a million - I'll bookmark it and try it. Yay! Rated up!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Thanks, Katie - never thought of that aspect of it so thanks for pointing that out!

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      Katie McMurray 

      9 years ago from Westerville

      Awesome, everyone I know loves Guacamole and with avocados going out of season frozen peas makes a perfect and very cost effective replacement. I love your Mock Guacamole recipe. Thank You!

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Thanks for stopping by, Ken and hope you like it - if it fooled Bob....but maybe he is not guac savvy....ha ha. I could eat gaucamole until the cows come home, too alas I can't but at least I can fool myself now!

    • saddlerider1 profile image


      9 years ago

      I love Guacamole Dip and watched the video, so simple to substitute green peas. I look forward to making this and I will let you know what I think....I can eat guacamole till the cows come home. Thanks for the great tip...hugs

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      BJ - Yes, it just doesn't seem fair does it since I have so many crosses to bear? ha ha - I could be worse ya know. I could be allergic to Bob! That would be a bad thing!! Or dogs!! Or the keyboard!! I am forever the optimist and try to just accept what cards life gives me in all things. (Not that I don't get pissed about it from time to time....a whole other subject!)

      Gus - Glad to see you - you might of course want the spicier salsa and more chili powder because you're not a girlie like me!

      Holle - Thanks for dropping by. We're always fine.

      Eiddwen - Thanks so much for stopping by....and so glad to be of recipe assistance! One of my favorite subjects!

    • Eiddwen profile image


      9 years ago from Wales

      Thank you for giving us the chance to make nd eat this. I have so many recipes that I have tried out and so far; Mmm delicious!! I bookmark them all and this one will be joining all the others.

      Take care.

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      Wow! I'll have to try this since I love peas.

      How ya been? How are Bob and the furkids?

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      Gustave Kilthau 

      9 years ago from USA

      Hi Audrey - Great stuff! That will work. I can taste it already.

      Gus :-)))

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      drbj and sherry 

      9 years ago from south Florida

      Since avocados are not my thing, I just dropped by to comment on the pretty pictures. And the commendable video. And to offer condolences and my sympathies that you cannot eat chocolate. That is truly a cross to bear. Even worse than being ice-skating, fishing, skiing and sledding-challenged. Have I left anything out? :)

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Darski, really on the peas? I had no idea! Why would they have that in a book then about diabetic substitution? I guess in my case it won't matter but that is good to know! Thanks so much for reading - and everyone has to be a brat sometimes, eh?

      CM - It's almost as unfair as the whole I can't eat chocolate gig. Ah well, who ever said that life was fair, eh?

      Pamela - I love avocados but they don't seem to like me unfortunately! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Audry, This looks like it would work and taste good. I like avocados but I think you have come up with a good substitute.

    • carolina muscle profile image

      carolina muscle 

      9 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      That's tough not being able to eat avocados. It seems like you came up with a pretty good substitute!!!

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      9 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      My dear friened I just know you wrote this just for me, as a diabetic myself and I valinteered my time to teach people at the free clinic. Peas are like the worse thing for diabetics as peas are sugar. However I love this recipe and I will try it. I also love avacodo and I will eat them anyway because I am a brat. This is an excellent hub and I rate up up love darski

    • akirchner profile imageAUTHOR

      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

      Dream On, Thanks so much for stopping by - and can't wait to see if he'll notice!

    • DREAM ON profile image

      DREAM ON 

      9 years ago

      I had Guacamole Dip the first time last year over a friends house it was good.He has it all the time.I can't wait to try this recipe and see if he notices the difference.


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