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Asparagus Guacamole

Asparagus Guacamole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #asparagus #recipe

I showed up at my parents’ place for one of our early summer get-togethers with the fixin’s for Taco Cups as requested by my nephew a couple weeks ago and we decided we needed some guacamole to go with them. The task fell to my dad to make them because I was busy with the taco cups and my sister was making some enchiladas to add to our Mexican feast. I expected him to start mashing up avocadoes, but he started out with something I totally didn’t expect.

He pulled some leftover cooked asparagus from the fridge and blended it up … I was confused … what the heck was he up to?  He proceeded to add salsa and then he mashed up some avocado to go with it. One taste and I was UPSET! They had apparently been making this deliciousness for years and had never told me about it! My dad and sister apologized … they thought they’d told me … in fact, my dad said he thought the recipe came from me.

Actually, my sister discovered it in the Moosewood Cookbook years ago. However did I miss that? I totally LOVE this stuff.

Asparagus Guacamole

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 9 minutes

Yield: About 1 1/2 cups

Asparagus Guacamole


  • 1 cup chopped leftover cooked asparagus
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic
  • Several fresh cilantro leaves
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tablespoons salsa
  • 1 perfectly ripe avocado
  • 2 Tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt
  • A few chopped sweet cherry tomatoes


  1. In a handi chopper or blender, blend together the asparagus, garlic, cilantro, lime and salsa until it's a smooth green puree.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, mash the flesh of the avocado with a fork, then stir in the asparagus mixture, Greek yogurt and the tomatoes.
  3. Serve with chips or enjoy with tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, or other Mexican fare.


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Asparagus Guacamole ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #asparagus #recipe

This recipe was shared at Wednesday ExtravaganzaCast Party Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday, Tasty ThursdayThursday’s Treasures, Cinco de Mayo Favorites  and Foodie Friends Friday.

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4 Responses

  1. This looks delicious and healthy all in one dish. Thanks so much for sharing this on Foodie Friends Friday Father’s Day edition this week.

    We look forward to seeing you again soon.

    I’m pinning this and sharing it on G+.

    A FFF co-host,

    June 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm

  2. What a great addition to the Guacamole, we would love this. Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    June 17, 2013 at 6:28 pm

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