Creole Jambalaya With California Avocado Yogurt Sauce

Total Time: 45 min

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Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information
per serving

Calories 300
Total Fat 15g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 165mg
Sodium 1750mg
Total Carbs 14g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 26g
Potassium 560mg

Vitamin A 2299 IU; Vitamin C 41 mg; Calcium 141 mg; Iron 4 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 57 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 45%; Vitamin C 70%; Calcium 15%; Iron 20 %; Vitamin D 0%

*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.

This dish is a perfect blend of deep South spice and cool West Coast flavors. Creole spices are perfect for seasoning any kind of food. Here, we dig deep into the New Orleans spirit and spice things up with a delicious shrimp and andouille chicken sausage Jambalaya topped with a cool, creamy California Avocado Yogurt Sauce for a perfect balance of flavors.

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Serves: 8

For Creole Spice Blend (or buy Creole or Cajun spice mix) 2 Tbsp. smoked paprika 1 Tbsp. dried basil 1 Tbsp. dried oregano 1 Tbsp. garlic powder 1 Tbsp. sea salt 1 tsp. black pepper 1 tsp. white pepper 1 tsp. cayenne pepper 1 tsp. dried thyme For California Avocado Yogurt Sauce 1 medium ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled 1 cup low-fat yogurt 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 tsp. sea salt 1/2 tsp. black pepper For Jambalaya 1 Tbsp. canola oil 1/2 medium red onion, diced 1 package (12.8 oz.) andouille chicken sausage, sliced and cut into quarters 1 Red bell pepper, diced 4 stalks celery, diced 1 lb. peeled and deveined cooked shrimp, large, cut into ½ inch pieces 3 Tbsp. Creole spice blend (or buy Creole or Cajun spice mix) 1 14.5 oz. can diced, no salt added tomatoes 1 medium ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and diced As needed California Avocado Yogurt Sauce

For Creole Spice Blend

  1. Place all measured ingredients in a small bowl. Stir to blend. Place leftover seasoning in an airtight container and store in a cool, dark place for later use.

For California Avocado Yogurt Sauce

  1. Place the avocado in a medium bowl. Mash avocado with a fork until all large pieces are crushed.
  2. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, sea salt and black pepper. Mix well.
  3. Place in the refrigerator; let sit for about 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop.

For Jambalaya

  1. In a medium sauté pan, add the canola oil and heat over medium high heat for 1 minute. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes or until onions become translucent.
  2. Add the chicken sausage and cook for 3 minutes, allowing the chicken the begin to brown.
  3. Add the bell pepper and celery and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
  4. Add the shrimp and Creole Spice Blend. Mix together. Add the canned tomatoes. Cook for about 5 minutes or until the sauce begins to thicken. Remove from heat and let cool for 2 minutes. Add avocado and stir. Serve with California Avocado yogurt Sauce.

Serving Suggestion: Serve on top of toasted sourdough bread, brown rice, or with roasted vegetables.

Beverage/Wine Pairing:
White – St. Innocent Pinot Blanc, Freedom Hill Vineyard, Willamette Valley
Rose – Des Amis Pinot Noir & Cabernet Sauvignon Rose, Napa Valley
Red – McPhail Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

*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?

Avocados can actually be used in baking recipes. Learn more about California Avocados.

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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