RECIPES

Charro Pasta with Avocado

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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790
Calories
38 g
Total Fat
9 g
Dietary Fiber
15 g
Protein
92 g
Total Carbs

Ingredients

Serves: 4
  large onion, diced
  large red bell peppers, diced
1/4  cup  Extra virgin olive oil
  garlic clove, chopped finely
tsp.  finely chopped jalapeño pepper, or to taste
1/3  cup  tequila (or substitute orange juice)
lb.  tomatoes (preferably Roma), peeled, seeded and chopped
2/3  cup  chopped cilantro
1 1/2  Tbsp.  chopped fresh oregano
1/2  tsp.  salt, or to taste
  dash freshly ground black pepper
12  oz.  angel hair pasta
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and diced
cup  feta cheese, crumbled
  lime wedges

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. Sauté onion and bell pepper in oil until soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in garlic and jalapeño pepper; sauté until aromatic, about 2 minutes.
  3. Deglaze pan with tequila.
  4. Stir in tomato, cilantro, oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Simmer, covered, until tomato releases juices, about 10 minutes; keep warm.
  6. Cook pasta in salted, boiling water until just tender; drain.
  7. Add to tomato mixture.
  8. Stir in cheese. Heat through and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Stir hot, drained pasta in tomato mixture; toss over medium-high heat. Serve with lime wedges.

Serving Suggestions:
Serve with warm garlic bread, if desired.

Beverage Pairings:
Try with a glass of Sangiovese wine.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 790
Total Fat 38 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 9 g
Unsaturated Fat 21 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 mg
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Protein 15 g
Total Carbs 92 g
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 750 mg
Potassium 666 mg
Total Sugar 9 g

Vitamin A 2297 IU; Vitamin C 146 mg; Calcium 239 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 108 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.3 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 45%; Vitamin C 240%; Calcium 25%; Iron 10%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Jesse Cool

Chef Jesse Cool, Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park, CA

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