• Creamy Avocado Spaghetti Squash (& Giveaway to Win $100)

    May 1, 2013

    A few weeks ago, I was invited to participate in a “Cinco de Swap” with Avocados from Mexico and The Motherhood. Along with some other bloggers, I was sent a $50 gift card to cover the cost of groceries to make a tasty avocado recipe.

    As you know, I love avocado, especially in the form of freshly made guacamole. At least once a week, I make a big batch of guac and eat it with rice crackers or raw veggies. It’s the best snack. Or meal. Ok, there have been a number of times, like last night, when I eat a ton of guacamole and call it dinner. With all of those healthy fats, it’s an incredibly satisfying food.

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    Avocados are also an extremely versatile fruit (yep, they’re a fruit) and can be eaten alone or used in a variety of recipes—as the main ingredient or topper—from soups to salads to smoothies and desserts. I’ve seen all sorts of creative avocado recipes in the blog world and on Pinterest. Just the other day, I saw a recipe for Avocado Chocolate Chip Cookies that I really want to try.

    For my recipe, I created a creamy avocado sauce, which I added to spaghetti squash. The sauce is made with avocado, nutritional yeast, sunflower butter, garlic, lime juice, and rice vinegar, so it has lots of interesting flavors that combine for a delicious—almost tangy—sauce. I mixed it with leftover spaghetti squash for a cool, avocado dish. I hope you guys like it as much as I do!

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    Creamy Avocado Spaghetti Squash

    Ingredients:

    • 1 large avocado (or two small)
    • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
    • 2 tbsp creamy sunflower butter
    • 3 tbsp lime juice
    • 2 tsp minced garlic
    • 2 tsp rice vinegar
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • Cooked spaghetti squash

    Directions:

    1. Remove avocado from skin and pit and place in a food processor.
    2. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
    3. Add avocado mixture to spaghetti squash and mix well.
    4. Serve immediately.

    Makes approximately 4 servings

    As part of the “Cinco de Swap,” there’s also a giveaway for one lucky CNC reader to win a $100 VISA gift card from Avocados from Mexico!

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    To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post about your favorite avocado recipe.

    Earn an extra entry by tweeting about this giveaway: “Enter to win $100 from @amazingavocado & @carrotsncake http://carrotsncake.com/?p=76216 #amazingavocinco!” Just be sure to leave a second comment with your tweet.

    I’ll randomly pick a winner on Friday morning. Good luck!

    Be sure to check out Avocados from Mexico as well as on Pinterest and Facebook for a ton of delicious recipes!

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    Whit May 3, 2013 at 8:40 am
    Emily May 3, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Oh boy, I don’t really have a favorite recipe, but I love making homemade guacamole with salsa, garlic salt, onions, etcetra… :)

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    Anna May 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

    I don’t need a recipe to enjoy Avocados. They’re awesome by themselves!!

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    Kristen B. May 3, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Avocaods are my newfound love! I typically enjoy them as a spread for my sandwiches and on top of eggs for some healthy fats.

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    Becca May 3, 2013 at 10:16 am

    i looove making guacamole! especially with some parmesean cheese added in!

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    Becca May 3, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I tweeted (@blevy88)!

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    Tammy May 3, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Guacamole is a given for me… but I also love it in egg salad!

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    Christine M. May 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    My favorite avocado recipe is using it in place of mayonnaise on sandwiches!

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    Nicole @ Fueling Happy May 3, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    My go to snack is slice cucumber, avocado, olive oil, some salt and pepper. So quick, easy and delicious!

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    Nicole @ Fueling Happy May 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    And I tweeted :) @fuelinghappy

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    Emily May 3, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    guacamole!

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    Michele May 3, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    Guacamole but with a spoon of greek yogurt added. It tastes so refreshing and “light”.

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    Whitney May 3, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve recently begun eating guacamole and love my best friends recipe – it even gets me to eat cilantro which I normally hate!

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    Crissy D. May 4, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I love chocolate avocado ice cream

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    Amy May 4, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    guac!!

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    Christina Z May 5, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    My fave Avocado recipe is Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado

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    Kim D. May 6, 2013 at 1:49 am

    I like avocado smoothie.

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    Kim D. May 6, 2013 at 1:49 am
    Jennifer @ Mom Spotted May 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    That looks really good! What a yummy side dish idea!

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    Erin May 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    I made a similar dish tonight for dinner. I was missing some of the ingredients, so I made a sauce (1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tbsp minced garlic, 4 tbsp butter), heated it up until it bubbled a bit then threw it in a pan with the squash “noodles” & added my mashed up avocado and stirred it all together. Great taste! Hubby thought it would be great to add some fajita steak to it!

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    Claudia May 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I don’t think anyone could love avocado more than I do! You know what would be great? Getting $100 to buy all the avocados I want!

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