Light & Creamy Guacamole

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups plain nonfat yogurt
1 large ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, diced
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
3 carrots, peeled, sliced diagonally
1 small jicama, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch-thick triangles
1 bunch radishes, trimmed sliced
Fresh cilantro sprigs

Directions

PREPARATION:
Line strainer with double later of cheesecloth. Set strainer over bowl. Add yogurt to strainer. Let drain in refrigerator until yogurt is very thick, at least 2 hours or overnight. Discard liquid. Place yogurt in processor. Add avocado and next 4 ingredients to processor. Puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead. Cover and refrigerate.) Place guacamole in center of platter. Surround with carrots, jicama and radishes. Garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Bon Appétit
February 1997
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