Saturday, May 14, 2011

Loving Avocados

I could just sit and eat avocados all day long. Here is another recipe using avocados. It was so delicious. So so so good. I have to say though, not good the second day so be ready to eat a lot of it or share. It is so so good. My husband even liked it after commenting on how off putting the appearance of it was. I didn't think it looked bad at all. Yummmmm. Enjoy.

Holy Guacamole Cream Pasta

1 16oz pack of brown rice spaghetti or whole wheat pasta
  • 1-2 avocados
  • 2 garlic clove
  • 4-6 tbsp milk or chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp almonds
  • 4 tsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp jalapenos
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 plum tomato, chopped
  • 4 green onions + more for garnish


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine avocado, garlic, milk, cashews, lime juice, cilantro, oil, and chili pwd. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Add tomato and 2 green onions and pulse for 2-5 seconds until just combined.
  4. Mix guacamole sauce in with pasta and serve with green onions sprinkled over top

New Recipe I am loving and hating

I recently made this recipe for my friends on craft night. It was a big time hit. I had to make another batch already again. It's very inexpensive, simple ingredients, super healthy and most importantly very very yummy. I am excited to try variations on this recipe. I have thought about adding a jalapeno or using lime juice instead of lemon. I have thought about adding some tomatillo salsa or maybe even bacon. Yeah, bacon. The reason I am hating it, too damn good. The raw garlic is something I am not quite sure if I enjoy. I may try roasting some garlic next time. You definitely need it though or you can taste the chick peas. Please make this and enjoy the heck out of it.

Guacamole Hummus-Everyday Food

In a food processor, combine 1 can (15.5 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained. 3 cups fresh cilantro leaves, 1 garlic clove, chopped, and 1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped. Process until finely chopped. With machine running add 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil in a slow, steady stream and 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, then add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until mixture is smooth. Season to taste with coarse salt and pepper.

I used two avocados. Not sure how it would be otherwise, all I know is the way I make it turns out divine.