This recipe is easy to make, nutritious, and is a one-skillet meal. It is elevated with fresh seasonal California avocados, which are a heart-healthy superfood that offer a widely loved texture and flavor. The meal requires minimal cooking time and can be prepared without a lot of planning ahead. The combination of fresh, frozen, and canned vegetables provides a nutritious and budget-friendly meal that the whole family will love, while also reducing food waste.
Warm Chicken Sausage, Veggies and California Avocado
Total Time: 20 min
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Vitamin A 72 mcg; Vitamin C 67 mg; Calcium 106 mg; Iron 5 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 194 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.21 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 70%; Calcium 8%; Iron 30 %; Vitamin D 0%
Ingredients1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil 4 (85 g/6 grams fat per link) chicken sausage links, sliced (or vegetarian sausage) 1 medium red onion, diced 2 (7-in.) celery stalks, diced 1/8 tsp. sea salt 1/4 tsp. black pepper 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed 1 (15.5 oz) can low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes, no salt added
- Heat oil in a large skillet and sauté the sausage for 4 minutes in high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers, and celery. Cover and cook for another 4 minutes on medium heat until vegetables are soft.
- Add the salt and pepper and mix all ingredients well.
- Add the avocado, black beans and tomatoes and mix well. Cover and cook for 3 minutes on medium heat.
- If using cilantro add the cilantro and mix well
Serving Suggestion: Serve in a bowl with fresh cilantro to taste or serve over brown rice, red rice, farro or quinoa.
Beverage Pairing: Seltzer water
*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.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados