Avocado Cilantro Taco Sauce. V. GF.

 

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Yep.  It’s not Taco Tuesday yet hump day. I know but don’t really care because I’m in a mood for tacos.  Truthfully, I’ve been craving avocados a lot lately.  So tonight we will have walnut meat (recipe coming) tacos with this sauce that will have you drooling at first bite.  Avocados: provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins, and folic acid. They also act as a “nutrient booster” by enabling the body to absorb more fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha and beta-carotene and lutein, in foods that are eaten with the fruit. They are a powerhouse and really should be consumed every single day in my humbled opinion.

This chunkier sauce can be made spicy, medium or mild.  Can be thinned out for a dressing for salads.  It serves as the perfect dip in lieu of your typical guac.  Heavenly… period.  And the best part – whips up in seconds.
Ingredients:

1 perfectly ripe avocado, pitted and interior removed and added to your food processor (discard outer skin and pit)
1 handful of fresh cilantro leaves
1 handful of fresh chives
1 jalapeno, halved with seeds left in tact (for spicy), removed for mild
1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
1/2 cup of water
1/3 cup of olive oil
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/3 cup of pistachios or walnuts

Directions:

Into your food processor, add your avocado through salt and blend until creamy smooth.  Then add your nut of choice and pulse several times to break them down.  The sauce will be thicker – if you want it thinner add water or olive oil.

Enjoy!
fitness_update

The end of March is here!  I always wonder how the month will shake out running-wise for me.  This month proved to be the best yet.  Seriously, last year I ran 125 miles.  Quite a bit faster, but 125 miles.  This year:
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Insane.  Granted I’ve been doing my heart rate training, which means slower runs but I’m very proud and amazed that my knees are still in tact after this month and I still feel good.

Today I also ran a great 20 miler at 9:33 pace.  It was a good running day.

That’s it from here.  Time to finish my taco prep 🙂  Make it a great day.
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— Knead to Cook

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