Well friends, I finally did it--I took the avocado plunge! After seeing Gena's post on the very odd, but enticing Guacanara sauce, I decided I could give it a go. I figured if I just mixed the avocado in with a seemingly totally unrelated food source, I could just pretend it wasn't in there, which is exactly what I did. Well, let me tell you folks, I think my fat phobia could be cured, or at least partially remedied, because I will most definitely be making this deliciousness again ( and again and again)! The avocado gave the sauce an amazing creamy texture and the spices were spot on!
For the guac, I used 1 whole avocado, cumin, red pepper flakes, lime juice, garlic powder and added a diced tomato.
We were cheater-cheater-avocado-eaters on the marinara and just used Hunt's from our massive supply of food storage. Mixed the two together, and voila, mexitalian yumminess.
I had mine over julienned zucchini a la the original, and D chose to eat his with regular noodles. I think that's the mark of a truly wonderful husband when he'll try just about anything I decide I want to experiment with, but I think it's a little easier when it involves some sort of pasta! This recipe was sooooo easy and delicious.
I have some more Gena-inspired recipes up my sleeve, and after the success of this one, I will probably be posting them sooner rather than later. Have a great Friday!