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{Moosewood Monday} Guacamole and a Blog Hop

by TastefullyJulie on May 7, 2012

Guacamole with Cottage cheese

So, it’s a beautiful night after a lazy Sunday and we are outside enjoying the first backyard bonfire of the season. That’s when it hits me. Tomorrow is Moosewood Monday and I haven’t written my post yet!

No biggie. Recipe is complete, pictures are done…I’ll just bring the laptop outside and blog away while I warm my tootsies by the fire. There’s nothing quite like connecting with nature while pecking away at a laptop keyboard that you can barely see.

Bonfire

Terrible Blackberry pic. I am a total Blackberry girl and I will never switch, but I can admit I'm extremely jealous of everyone else's iPhone pics!

I hadn’t gotten very far when I started to smell something a little funky. Like a chemically, burning plastic sort of smell. Oh my god it’s the laptop! Whoa. Time for a change of venue.

Crisis averted. The laptop seems fine and the wing back chair in the living room isn’t too shabby of a place to wind down the weekend.

I first found out about this guacamole from a friend who brought it to my house for a get-together. She said, “it’s made with cottage cheese so it’s low fat!”. My first thoughts were: Cottage cheese with avocado? Gross. But once she told me it was a Moosewood recipe I figured it had to be good.

I was wrong. It wasn’t just good, it was excellent.

I realize I’ve done things backwards here because you really could have used this guacamole to go with your Cinco de Mayo steak fajitas. Sorry about that. I’ve always been a little backwards.

I actually made this guacamole to bring to a party this weekend. It whips up in a flash and turns out a really pretty shade of pale green. The most amazing thing about this recipe is that it does not turn brown when it sits out. Something about the lactic acid from the cottage cheese along with the lime juice inhibits oxidation. If you need to make some guacamole in advance that will last a while, this is the perfect recipe.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Guacamole with Cottage Cheese
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Recipe type: Dips/spreads
 

Ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ⅔ cup nonfat cottage cheese (I actually use only ½ cup)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions
  • ¾ teaspoon jalapeno,minced
  • 2 cloves garlic,pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
  1. Put all the ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Makes 1 and ½ cups.

 
Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Low Fat Favorites.
Now I want to see your best vegetarian recipes. Appetizers, side dishes, or meals. Anything goes!

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1 Anita at Hungry Couple May 7, 2012 at 9:22 am

What an interesting recipe. I’ve never tried adding cottage cheese but I could see it working. Will keep this in mind. Thanks.
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2 TastefullyJulie May 7, 2012 at 9:24 am

Thanks, Anita. I’ve been meaning to try ricotta, as well. I imagine it would have the same effect.

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3 Part Time House Wife May 7, 2012 at 11:41 am

Yummmmm Julie! That sounds pretty dang good. I’m a gauca-freak so I’ll take any guac with really any ingredient! I have made some with peas to reduce the fat but never cottage cheese. I bet its delightful =)
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4 CJ at Food Stories May 7, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I have never even considered cottage cheese in guac … May have to give this one a try :-)
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5 Brianne @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips May 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm

This sounds so interesting. I’ll have to try it!!
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6 Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls May 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I love that idea! I have put cottage cheese in salad dressings and dips before, but never guac. I have to try it! Thanks :)

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7 A Reluctant Foodee May 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

The guac looks great. Never thought of blending it with cottage cheese. Thanks for the opportunity to post our recipes :)

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8 TastefullyJulie May 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone’s great recipes.

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9 Choc Chip Uru May 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Quite a delicious and healthy recipe without a doubt :D
Thanks!

Cheers
Choc Chip Uru
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10 Joanne May 8, 2012 at 8:56 am

I know a lot of restaurants put mayo in their guac but I’ve never heard of cottage cheese before! I’d actually prefer it with the cottage cheese I think…this way when I eat a whole bowl for dinner at least I know I’m getting some protein!
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11 TastefullyJulie May 8, 2012 at 10:25 am

Mayo! Ugh, I’ll have to think twice in restaurants now. Guac with cottage cheese and whole grain chips sounds like a perfect meal to me :)

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12 Beth Michelle May 8, 2012 at 9:56 am

Cottage cheese in guacamole? I am not completely sold on this idea however I am intrigued enough to try it out!!!

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13 TastefullyJulie May 8, 2012 at 10:23 am

I know! I felt the same way but it totally works.

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14 kale May 8, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I can’t believe your laptop started crisping by the fire! And I like your outdoor pic Julie. :)
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15 EA-The Spicy RD May 9, 2012 at 12:45 am

Glad you averted your crisis, although blogging by the campfire sounds nice! Love the idea of mixing cottage cheese in to guacamole, especially since I have been on a big cottage cheese kick lately, and how cool that it doesn’t turn brown. I love my Moosewood Cookbooks BTW :-)

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16 Valerie May 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

Just made this last night using ricotta instead of cottage cheese. Works great! Tastes just like regular guacamole – you can’t tell the cheese is in there at all. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing!
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17 TastefullyJulie May 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

Yay! I’m so happy it worked with ricotta.

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18 Roxana GreenGirl { A little bit of everything} May 12, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Cottage cheese in guacamole? I think I need another minute or two to decide if I like it or not. Better, I think I should just make a little. You got me intrigued
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19 TastefullyJulie May 13, 2012 at 9:10 am

Try it! It’s hard to imagine how good it really is :)

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