Posts Tagged ‘avocado’

Tasteful Tuesday: Avocado Burrito Bowl

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

This fresh and light dish is not just tasty but versatile; serve it in snack proportions, as a main dish, with quesadillas, empanadas and other Spanish foods, and add beef or chicken if desired. It’s sure to fill you up and keep you energized while satisfying yours and your guests’ taste buds this summer and throughout the year!

CC image courtesy of Flickr user cookbookman17

What you’ll need:

  • 1 cup white rice
    (use instant or Minute rice
    if you don’t have a lot of time)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo or your favorite salsa
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Cook rice according to package directions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, heat oil over medium heat in a nonstick skillet. Add beans and cumin, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Stir occasionally until heated through, or for about 2 minutes.
  4. Divide beans and rice in serving bowls and top with avocado, Pico de Gallo or your salsa of choice, and cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Homemade Guacamole and Tortilla Chips

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Today is tortilla chip day! Before you rush out to grab a bag of your favorite chips and think about what dip you’re craving most, try this homemade tortilla chip recipe – it’s easy and you may enjoy them better than what you find in a store. Of course, we have a dip to go with them; follow the second recipe for homemade guacamole.

Homemade Tortilla Chips

What you’ll need:

  • 10-inch corn or flour tortillas (1 tortilla will make about 6 chips)
  • Vegetable oil
  • Red pepper, garlic, and/or other seasonings to taste

Directions:Homemade Tortilla Chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Stack desired amount of tortillas on a baking sheet, and use a pizza slicer to slice each tortilla into 6 pieces.
  3. Brush both sides of each slice with vegetable oil, and add seasonings if desired. Spread out on cookie sheet and place in oven for 6-8 minutes.
  4. Flip slices over, and place back into oven for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown (small bubbles may appear on surface, this is okay).

Guacamole

What you’ll need:Guacamole

  • 2 avocados, peeled and diced
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of cayenne pepper

Directions

  1. Mash avocado in a small serving bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix, leaving some chunks.
  3. Serve with homemade tortilla chips and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Avocado Pasta

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

This creamy alternative to Alfredo sauce will have you and your family loving avocados, if they don’t already! The best part is, the ingredients list is short and simple – as is the cooking process. Let us know if you like it!

What you’ll need:Avocado Pasta

  • Food processor
  • 12 ounces spaghetti (or use your favorite pasta!)
  • 2 ripe avocados: halved, seeded, and peeled
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup canned corn kernels, drained and rinsed
  • Salt and pepper to taste

*these ingredients will yield about 4 servings; adjust if needed

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling, lightly salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well and set aside.
  2. Combine and pulse avocados, basil, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor; season with salt and pepper to taste. Slowly add olive oil until emulsified.
  3. Add pasta back to empty pot and add the avocado mixture, cherry tomatoes, and corn.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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