Charro Pasta with Avocado

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 790
Total Fat 38g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 21g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 750mg
Total Carbs 92g
Dietary Fiber 9g
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 15g
Potassium 666mg

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%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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Serves: 4

1 large onion, diced 2 large red bell peppers, diced 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, chopped finely 1 tsp. finely chopped jalapeño pepper, or to taste 1/3 cup tequila (or substitute orange juice) 1 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 1 dash freshly ground black pepper 12 oz. angel hair pasta 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and diced 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled 8 lime wedges
  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.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Did You Know?

There are hundreds of avocado varieties grown in California, and to avoid injury you should never cut an avocado while holding it your hand.

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


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