Makes about 2 cups

Slightly sweeter than the canned variety you might be used to, green garbanzo beans have a fresh flavor similar to peas. Serve this extra-green guac with raw veggies and baked tortilla chips or baked whole grain pita chips.


1 (10-ounce) bag frozen organic Green Garbanzo Beans
1 clove garlic, halved
1 avocado
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1 fresh plum tomato, seeded and chopped
1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeño pepper, optional


Cook beans according to package instructions. Drain and run under cold water to cool. Place cooled beans and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped but not puréed. Transfer to a medium bowl and add avocado, cilantro, lime juice and salt. Mash until evenly blended. Stir in tomato and jalapeño, if using. Keep chilled until ready to serve.

*Adapted from Whole Foods Market Recipes*

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