Cut the Calories in Guacamole by 40%

Guiltless GuacamoleTry this version, made with creamy mashed white beans and a single avocado. Traditional guacamole has approximately 110 calories for 1/4 cup, but ours has just 65 -- we've reduced the calories by 40 percent!

Prep Time: 15 min
Yields: 3 cups

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- 1 can(s) (15 to 19 ounces) white kidney beans (cannellini), drained and rinsed
- 1 tablespoon(s) (or to taste) lime juice
- 1 jalapeño chile, seeded
- 1/2 cup(s) loosely packed fresh cilantro leaves
- 1/4 cup(s) coarsely chopped sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui)
- Salt
- 1 ripe avocado, halved and pitted
- 2 plum tomatoes
- Baked tortilla chips or fresh-cut vegetables

1. In food processor with knife blade attached, puree beans and 1 tablespoon lime juice until smooth. Transfer to medium bowl.

2. In same processor, place jalapeño, cilantro, onion, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse until juicy and thick.

3. With spoon, scoop avocado from peel into bowl with beans; mash with fork until mixture is blended, with some chunks remaining.

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4. Cut each tomato crosswise in half. Squeeze halves to remove seeds and juice. Coarsely chop tomatoes. Stir tomato-and-onion mixture into avocado mixture until blended. If you prefer a little more zip, stir in additional lime juice to taste.

5. Guacamole is best served as soon as it's made, but you can also cover and refrigerate up to 1 hour. Serve with chips or vegetables.

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