A little avocado goes a long way, boosted by spinach, buttermilk and
classic guacamole seasonings. If you like, serve with plenty of
baked nonfat tortilla chips instead of the pita chips.
4 small pitas, halved horizontally and cut into wedges
2 cups packed cleaned spinach leaves
1/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/2 red onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp drained canned chopped green chiles
1 tsp fresh lime juice
1/4 medium avocado, peeled and sliced
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange the pita wedges on a large nonstick
baking sheet. Bake until crisp, 4-5 minutes. In a pot of large boiling water,
cook the spinach about 1 minute; drain well and squeeze dry. In a food
processor, combine the spinach, buttermilk, half of the onion, the chiles and
lime juice; puree until the spinach is finely chopped and the mixture is
well-combined (do not overblend). In a medium bowl, mash the avocado.
Stir in the spinach mixture, the tomatoes, cilantro and the remaining onion.
Serve with the pita chips.
POINTS: 3.5 (2.5)
PER SERVING: 124 Calories, 5 g Protein, 3 g Fat,
212 mg Sodium, 2 g Dietary Fiber, 20 g Carbohydrate
NOTE: Guacamole - usually loaded with fat - is lightened up by replacing
much of the fatty avocado with spinach, buttermilk and tomato. Creative
seasoning with chiles, cilantro and lime juice helps replace
the lost fat with more flavor.
* Whenever possible, I calculate ALL my Points on my website with my
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in the Half Points Mode,
which rounds UP to the nearest Half Point.
This keeps my site consistent.
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