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Rancho La Puerta's Famous Guacamole Recipe (Made With Peas!)


Rancho La Puerta's Famous Guacamole Recipe (Made With Peas!)
courtesy Rancho La Puerta
I still dream of my stay at the famous spa Rancho La Puerta in Baja, Mexico. It was one of the most fortifying weeks of my life and one of the highlights of my stay was the Ranch's healthy guacamole, which I simply could not believe was made with peas (peas!).

Turns out it's the Ranch's most famous recipe (and that's saying a lot, because the spa is known for its amazing food). Adding green vegetables to the avocado boosts the nutritional value of the guacamole and reduces the fat content. Most importantly, it tastes great.

Recipe yields 2 cups.

This recipe is courtesy of Rancho La Puerta.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 cup frozen peas, slightly thawed (for variation, use 1 cup of well-cooked broccoli, edamame, or cooked asparagus tips)
  • 1 medium Hass avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime or lemon juice, or to taste
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded and cut into ¼ -inch dice
  • ½ red or sweet onion, cut into ⅛-inch dice
  • 1 jalapeño or serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper


  1. In a blender or in the bowl of a food processor, process the peas (or other green veggie of your choice) until smooth.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher. Add the juice, tomato, onion, jalapeño, cilantro, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Add the peas and mix well.
  3. If the guacamole won’t be served immediately, press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface to prevent browning.
The Ranch suggests if you're not using it to top tacos, serve with an assortment of raw vegetables and tostaditas.

Recipe courtesy of Rancho La Puerta, from Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta; Recipes from the World-Famous Spa By Deborah Szekely and Deborah Schneider with Chef Jesús González of La Cocina Que Canta.

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