Super Bowl recipes: 'Fried' tortillas with lighter guacamole
Must-have Super Bowl recipes include tortilla chips and guacamole. Here is a lighter version of a favorite dish and no one will know the difference.
Editor's note: Pam Anderson of Three Many Cooks has a cookbook out you might want to know about: "Perfect One Dish Dinners: All You Need for Easy Get-Togethers." Her "Taste-Like-Fried Tortillas with Lighter Guacamole" is a perfect Super Bowl recipe combo for those party hosts wanting to balance the heavy sour cream and cheddar cheese topping of Packers vs. Steelers chili.Skip to next paragraph
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By substituting less expensive, lower-calorie green peas and water for some of the avocados (a trick I learned at Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort and Spa, in Baja Californi), you're saving calories and bucks – and no one will ever suspect.
The chips are brushed with a minimal amount of oil, so even though they're baked, they actually taste fried. The guacamole can be covered with plastic wrap placed directly over the surface and refrigerated for up to 4 hours. If you don't have time to make the tortillas, simply serve the guacamole with a 14- to 16-ounce bag of store bought tortilla chips.
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