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Charro Pasta with Avocado

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Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
790 Calories
38 g Fat
9 g Fiber
750 mg Sodium
92 g Carbs
Charro Pasta with Avocado

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Ingredients

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

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 (Sat 9 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 3 g, Mono 21 g)
Cholesterol 35 mg
Sodium 750 mg
Potassium 666 mg
Total Carbohydrates 92 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugar 9 g
Protein 15 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.

About the author

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

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