Special Guacamole

By Elizabeth Peyton-Jones | January 27, 2016
Avocado is pretty much a mainstay of my diet. I eat it as often as I can. I love the taste; while its creamy texture lends itself well to smoothies and salads and is simply delicious in this traditional guacamole. Avocado contains a rich supply of vitamins, twice as much potassium as a banana, and is rich in omega fatty acids to keep skin youthful and hair luscious.


  • ½ cup [66 g] pumpkin seeds
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 2 cups [230 g] cooked peas
  • 1 garlic clove
  • large handful of mint leaves
  • finely grated zest and juice of 1 unwaxed lemon
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan or Celtic salt
  • freshly ground black pepper


Serves 4 to 6

Gently toast the pumpkin seeds in a dry frying pan.

Blend everything in a food processor for 30 to 45 seconds; the mixture should retain a slightly chunky texture.

Excerpted from Cook Yourself Young by Elizabeth Peyton-Jones. Quadrille Publishing. 

  • Special Guacamole