Featured Guest Recipe: Wholly Guacamole – by Marni Wasserman

Enjoy a Healthy Spin on a Classic Guacamole – created by our upcoming featured guest Marni Wasserman!

Simply said, Marni Wasserman’s life is rooted in healthy eating. Certified Chef,  Culinary Nutritionist, and founder of Marni Wasserman’s Food Studio & Lifestyle Shop located in midtown Toronto where she teaches her signature cooking classes, and offers collaborative workshops and urban retreats. She is also the Author of Fermenting for Dummies and the recently released Plant Based For Dummies. Marni uses passion and experience to educate individuals on how to adopt a realistic plant-based diet that is both simple and delicious. She is dedicated to providing individuals with balanced lifestyle choices through organic, fresh, whole, and natural plant-based foods. You can learn more about Marni by visiting:

F:marnisfoodstudio @marniwasserman www.marniwasserman.com

Marni Wasserman will be our special guest at Nature’s Emporium Vaughan this month sharing benefits of fermented foods, how to master the fermenting process and the benefits of a plant-based diet. She was also kind enough to share one of her healthy recipes with us in support of this exciting event!

We hope to see you out at her event, and we hope you enjoy the recipe – thanks Marni!


  •  1 cup cooked green split peas (or 1 cup frozen green peas, blanched)
  • 4 green onions, 2 inch slices
  • 3-5 tablespoons lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules or 1 clove fresh garlic
  • 1/2 bunch parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 large ripe Haas avocados
  • 3/4 cup chopped tomatoes


  • 1 jalapeno chili, finely chopped or 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil


  1. Put peas, green onions, lemon juice, cumin, coriander, garlic, parsley, jalapeno and salt into the food processor and process until well blended and smooth.
  2. Cut avocados in halves, remove pits and scoop out flesh into a medium size mixing bowl.
  3. Mash avocados and mix in ingredients from the food processor.
  4. Stir in the tomatoes, taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve with organic corn tortilla chips, slices of jicama or whole grain crackers.

A Note from Marni:

“Why with peas? Not only do peas give this dip substance, but they add fiber, protein and  vitamins (they are also green which goes nicely with avocado!). Avocados are full of healthy essential fats, extremely satisfying and make a great base for a dip. Not only is this dip great  with organic, non GMO corn chips but it is great on sprouted bread, in a wrap or topped on a salad!”

Be sure to visit Marni’s website by clicking on the link below!