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edamame guacamole.

We mentioned this fantastic recipe for edamame guacamole on our Friday Five last week, and after making it we thought it deserved its own post. This might just replace hummus as our favorite appetizer.

Edamame Guacamole adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

What You Need:

  • 1 cup shelled edamame (thawed, if frozen)
  • 1 1/2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice from 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • sea salt
  • pita chips or other veggies

How You Do It:

  • In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the edamame, avocado, onion, garlic, lime juice and cilantro until smooth. You may need to add a little water, a tablespoon at a time, if your guacamole is too paste-y. I used frozen edamame, and there was enough water clinging to the soybeans that I didn’t need to add any more.
  • Scoop into a serving dish and season with sea salt.
  • Serve with pita chips (Stacy’s Naked Pita Chips are our fave) or other veggies.
Shelled Edamame
run water over your frozen edamame to thaw it.
Onion + Garlic + Avocadao
fresh ingredients = fresh appetizer.
Food Processor
it’s okay to leave a few chunks in your guac for texture.
Edamame Guacamole
seriously healthy. seriously delicious.

This was a hit at my house. Baby Joe loves avocados, and we had fun shopping for them, peeling them, tasting them (just to make sure!), etc. The original recipe called for seeded and chopped jalapeno; I forgot to scoop one at the store, and I didn’t miss the heat. You could certainly add some though, if you like your guacamole spicy.

What’s your favorite healthy appetizer? Share it with us on Twitter or Instagram @glitter_blog_xo!

PS – Check out our pics from the weekend…the weather was GORGEOUS in Georgia, and we enjoyed every minute of it.

L:

Weekend Collage
homemade spinach scrambles for breakfast // baby joe is a super hero…who gardens // operation closet clean-out commences

J:

The Glitter Life Weekend Pics
SHORTS WEATHER / / Tory Burch fedora makes its lake debut / / romes enjoying the beautiful weather / / Essie purchase of the weekend: bachelorette bash / / fried goat cheese from ecco atlanta… / / golf at reynolds landing at lake oconee.

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cabbage fries.

Craving something salty and crunchy? You gotta make these right now. Cabbage fries are super healthy, super tasty, super easy…the perfect Sunday night snack.

Cabbage Fries
recipe adapted from Hazelnut, a cute foodie blog.
check it out!

Cabbage Fries

Ingredients

  • 1 head cabbage
  • olive oil
  • coarse sea salt
  • paprika
  • chili powder

Remove the outer leaves of the cabbage.  Slice  cabbage into wedges. It’s okay if the wedges come apart a little. Toss wedges with olive oil, sea salt (not too much), paprika and chili powder.  Transfer coated wedges to cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Roast at 425 degrees for 40-50 minutes (you want a little char on the leaves!). Serve with spicy ketchup.

Spicy Ketchup

  • ketchup
  • sriracha sauce (the Asian version of Tabasco–you can buy it at any grocery store.  even if you live in Statesboro, Georgia.)

Mix ketchup with sriracha sauce to taste.  Go slowly–the stuff is HOT.

I continue to be obsessed with sriracha sauce. Mixed with  ketchup, it makes a tasty-spicy accompaniment to cabbage fries. Or real fries, whatever.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! What’s your favorite healthy snack?

XO,

Laura

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