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Magic avocado sauce

My mom is looking to improve her diet, and since I’m home in Jersey right now I’ve appointed myself her personal chef. I’m coming up with fun new recipe ideas and we’re eating like queens. All-around win! I even made a pasta sauce out of beets (the leftovers of a beet, kale, and pinto bean stew, actually—just thrown in the blender), and Mumsy kept saying she couldn’t believe there weren’t any tomatoes in it. (Power of suggestion, perhaps?)

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On this occasion, wanting to come up with something unusual to put on a simple dish of sautéed vegetables, I had the ingeeeenious idea to cut up a pair of avocados and blend them with veggie broth and some fresh herbs.

OH.
MY.
GOSH.

Easiest, tastiest sauce EVER. Ever, ever, ever.

Here is the “recipe”: using a blender or food processor, blend two avocados per one cup of broth, adding fresh herbs (basil? cilantro?) if you feel like it, and salt/pepper to taste. That’s it!

 

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In case you are wondering, the vegetable sauté consisted of sweet potatoes, kale, garlic, and chickpeas, with roasted Brussels sprouts on the side.

 

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(This pic reminds me just how much I have to learn re food photography!)

 

I’ve also tried the sauce on pasta (this nifty new kind, brown-rice quinoa fusilli from Trader Joe’s), and it tastes great with nooch on top. Creamy, flavorful, easy peasy. I know avocados aren’t cheap, but trust me, this sauce is totally worth the price of ingredients, and it’ll go farther than you think! It also keeps for several days in the fridge too (and if the brown layer on top squicks you out, just skim it off).

 

2 Comments to Magic avocado sauce

  1. Susan's Gravatar Susan
    May 22, 2014 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    As the chief beneficiary of all of these wonderful experiments, I must say this sauce is delightful, easy, versatile and most of all, delicious!!! Thank you Camille!!!!

  2. Kate's Gravatar Kate
    May 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    That looks amazzzzzing! I rarely buy avocados because I never want to wait for them to ripen, but I need to just start planning ahead better.

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Hi! I'm Camille. I only write stories that could never ever happen in real life, though I do believe in real-life magic. If we were in the same room I'd fix you a cup of tea, but for now we'll have to settle for a virtual connection. I'm really glad you're here.