Avocados are such a huge part of my diet these days that it’s hard to believe that my first time buying one was just last year! I had gone to a Mexican place with friends, and when we ordered the guacamole the server actually came and prepared it tableside! It looked so easy that it inspired me to buy an avocado.
That was last June. Since then avocados have become a staple in my diet. I eat one or two each week. Yes, they’re fattening, but it’s the “good fat” so it’s okay. Right?
Here a link on how to cut an avocado that I found useful.
Initially I was just adding some avocado to my salad. But then one day I had two ripe avocados in my fridge that I needed to eat before I went on vacation. After a quick search for avocado recipes, I decided to make “spaghetti” with avocado sauce. The recipe was perfect because I had all of the ingredients in my fridge – avocados, lime juice, salsa, and Miracle Noodles.
I wasn’t totally satisfied with the way it came out. The taste of the salsa was so strong that it turned it into a Mexican-flavored dish, which wasn’t what I had been aiming for. But the texture – omg it was so creamy!!
I only ended up using one avocado before my vacation, so when I came back the one that was still in my fridge was super ripe. I decided to give the avocado sauce another try, this time following a recipe WITHOUT salsa. The result was amazingggg. I’ve made it a bunch more times since then, tweaking it a little bit (less lime juice), and it never disappoints.
The best part of this recipe is that it literally takes 5 minutes. In the morning before work I mix the garlic, cilantro and lime juice in a small plastic container. I bring the container, an avocado (which I usually pick up at the little Asian market by the train station), and a pack of Miracle Noodles with me to work and leave them in the fridge until lunchtime. At lunchtime I drain the noodles and soak them in water, and while they’re soaking I cut my avocado in half and mix it with the lime juice mixture. Then I drain the noodles and mix everything together. Easy peasy.
Creamy Avocado Sauce
Ingredients (one serving):
- 1/2 an avocado
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
- One bag of Miracle Noodles (or real pasta, whatever)
1. Mix the garlic, cilantro, and lime juice.
4. Add the avocado sauce to your noodles. You can heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or eat it cold. I prefer it heated.
Boom, done. Could it get any easier?