Guacamole with a Twist

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Total Time
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Though it’s as creamy and tasty as restaurant guacamole, no one will ever guess there are canned white beans here to lighten the high-fat content of the avocado.


Uncooked red onion(s)

½ medium

Fresh lime juice

3 Tbsp

Canned white beans

15 oz, rinsed and drained


1 item(s), medium, peeled and chopped

Plum tomato(es)

1 medium, finely diced


2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

Black pepper

½ tsp

Hot pepper sauce

½ tsp, or less

Ground cumin

¼ tsp


  1. Combine the onion and lime juice in a small bowl; let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Puree the beans and avocado in a food processor. Add the tomato, cilantro, garlic, salt, hot pepper sauce, cumin, and the onion mixture; pulse until blended. Transfer to a serving dish and serve at once. Yields about about 1⁄3 cup per serving.


The two most common varieties of avocado are the pebbly-textured, almost-black Haas and the green, smooth- and thin-skinned Fuerte. The Haas has a smaller pit and a more buttery texture than the Fuerte. While both can be used in this recipe, we prefer the Haas avocado.You can serve this as a side dish or as an appetizer with crudités.