Avocados are Awesome! #iloveavocados

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One of the reasons I love avocados, aside from the healthy food factor, is that they are such a versatile food.  I was first introduced to  Avocados from Mexico when my oldest was an infant and I started making her baby foods- avocado is a wonderful first food for little ones- and takes little to no effort to mash up into spoonable form!  As they’ve gotten older we’ve discovered so many ways that avocado can be used, and I’m seeing more and more from friends on social networks who are using avocado in lieu of the cheese part of grilled cheese, and for pasta….like this dish we’ll be making later this week (So easy, so FAST, and so good for you!!)

Avocado Pasta Sauce!! 

  • 1 ripe medium-sized avocado
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • cracked black pepper (opt)
  • fresh parmesan cheese (opt)

Directions

  1. In a food processor, blend all ingredients except for black pepper until mixture is smooth. 

Spoon over pasta- a little goes a long way. I usually put about 2 tbsp over 1 lb of whole wheat spaghetti or tortellini. Add it to the pasta while pasta is hot and over low heat so dish will be served hot but the sauce will not be burned.

Top with plenty of fresh cracked black pepper and grated parmesan cheese.

Visit I love avocados on Facebook to find some great recipes, different ideas from fans of avocados all over the world, and even download fun ringtones, wallpapers and send avocado gifts to friends!   Follow @guacgrl on Twitter, too!

I actually sent my friend Jenni this virtual gift:Which is super fun because we like to joke about how to pronounce guacamole.  Send me one!! It’s so fun- the ringtones are especially cute.

What are YOUR favorite ways to use avocado?

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  • Pasta sauce out of avocados – brilliant!! Mmmm.

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  • I so never thought to use avocados for a sauce and they are one of my favorites. I am so going to try this.

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  • I love avocados, but I’ve never tried using them for a pasta sauce. I’m totally going to try this!!

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  • OMGLEEEE I love love love avocados!!!

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  • LOVE LOVE LOVE avacados! We love to eat them with tacos and on a turkey and cheese sandwich. yum!

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  • I can’t seem to enjoy avocados but recipes always look delicious. I never knew about the baby food and the pasta sauce I’d try!!

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  • MM, this sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Avocados are one of my favorite foods, which SUCKS because I’m allergic! :( But that pasta sauce sounds amazing!

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  • I love avocados. I could eat them at every meal, every single day.

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  • Yum! I love avocado! Love the recipes on the site! Thanks for sharing this!

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  • i LOVE avocados and eat them 3-4 times a week! my 2 year old likes them plain – I prefer them cut up on ground turkey with salsa or sour cream :) they are amazingly good for you too!

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  • We eat a lot of guacamole. Never considered pasta sauce but that sounds good!

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  • ohh Nom Nom…we all love avocados here. It was one of little monk’s first fave foods!

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  • I am from California so have always had and loved avocados. Thanks for the interesting recipies.

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  • I love avocados in guacamole and in omelets. Thanks for the recipe that sounds good

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