We're not going to be shy when we tell you we eat this avocado salsa with a spoon. So, darn good and is the perfect accompaniment to flavorful, cheesy beef nachos!
If you don't like spice you can easily leave out the chipotle sauce and jalapeños. But if you're like us and you prefer a little kick to your fiesta, this will be your jam as is.
(If you don’t like spicy, you can substitute reduce the chipotle in adobe to 2 tsp (or eliminate all together) and increase the smoked paprika to 2 tsp)
1 bag tortilla chips of choice
1 lb ground beef
1 Tbsp olive oil
½ small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp smoked paprika
2 tsp chili powder
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp sauce from can chipotle in adobe (or more if you like it spicy)
Salt and pepper
1 Tbsp chopped cilantro
3 cups shredded Monterey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese
Avocado Salsa, see below
In a large pan on med-low sweat onions in olive oil until translucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook one minute longer. Add ground beef to pan and turn heat up to medium-high. Cook until browned. Drain excess fat if needed. Add cumin, smoked paprika, chili powder to beef and cook for 1-2 minutes longer. Stir in tomato sauce and chipotle sauce. Allow flavors to come together by simmering on low for an additional 5 minutes. Season well with salt and pepper, and stir in cilantro.
2 ripe avocados, diced
12 cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup diced red onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1 lime, squeezed (more if needed)
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp cumin
Salt and pepper
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 350.
Assemble the nachos by spreading half out on a large baking tray lined with foil. Cover with half the cheese evenly, and top with half chipotle beef. Repeat with the remaining chips, cheese, and beef. Bake for 10 minutes or until all the cheese is melted through the layers. Top with avocado salsa and jalapenos, if desired.
This salad is what quinoa dreams are made of. So many beautiful flavors, textures...and of course COLORS! It's the perfect accompaniment to a sushi party, weeknight dinner, or luncheon with the ladies.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups coconut milk
4-5 large mint leaves, torn
1/3 cup cashews, roughly chopped
1 ripe mango, pitted and sliced
1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced
2 scallions, green and white parts chopped
Sesame seeds to garnish
For the dressing:
2 Tbsp lemongrass paste or minced lemongrass from stalk
2 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp honey
Kosher salt, to taste
Rinse the quinoa under cold water for about 30 seconds. In a medium pot, add rinsed quinoa, coconut milk, and a generous pinch of salt. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes, until quinoa is cooked and has absorbed most of the liquid. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl. Allow to cool.
Meanwhile prepare the dressing. Remove the outer layer of lemongrass and trim off the tough ends. Crush the salt with the back of your knife to release flavor, then roughly chop it. Place lemongrass, lime, olive oil, ginger, garlic, and honey in a small blender and combine until smooth. Taste, and add another squeeze of lime, if needed. Season well with salt.
Once quinoa has slightly cooled, toss with mint and cashews. Transfer to a serving bowl, drizzle with dressing. Top with mango, avocado, and scallions. Serve with additional mint sprigs and lime wedge, if desired.
Is it weird that we both have serious beet cravings? Like, we need them in our diet almost as badly as we need chocolate. *Almost.* We can't be alone?
Thankfully this salad is easy to put together because it's on our crave list, and frankly we could eat it every week. Super fresh and incrediby simple ingredients come together to create a bold flavors. We hope you love it as much as we do!
3-4 medium beets
1 blood orange
1 ripe, but tender avocado
2 oz goat or feta (in the brine), crumbled
2 Tbsp toasted walnuts (candied walnuts are great too)
6-8 mint leaves, torn
kosher salt and pepper
olive oil to finish
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice, plus 1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 tsp dijon
2 tsp honey
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
kosher salt and pepper
For the salad:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wash beets and individually wrap in foil. Roast beets until tender when pierced with a knife, about 45 minutes.
Meanwhile peel orange, discarding all white pith and skins. Slice orange segments and set aside. Peel and pit avocado. Slice in half lengthwise, and then slice against the width into about 10 slices. Set aside.
Once beets are cool enough to handle, peel skins off using a paper towel. Slice into ¼ inch slices.
Arrange beets on a plate and season with salt and pepper. Drizzle dressing over top and repeat with oranges and avocado. Top with feta or goat cheese, walnuts, and mint. Finish by spooning leftover dressing over all ingredients.
For the dressing:
Combine all ingredients into a glass jar and shake well until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
3 medium avocados, peeled and pitted
1 (13.5 oz) can coconut milk
1 (5.4 oz ) can coconut cream
½ cup, plus 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
1 ½ tsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
Pinch of salt
Optional: ¼ cup toasted sweetened coconut
Chill a loaf pan in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
In a high-speed blender, add the avocados, coconut milk, coconut cream, sugar, lemon juice, and salt. Process until it is a smooth and creamy mixture.
Pour the mixture into the chilled loaf pan and place in freezer overnight, or least up to 5 hours. Remove from freezer and allow to soften for 10 minutes before serving.