I wanted to share with you a recipe for a savory avocado spread for wraps of salads. It only takes a few minutes to make, and it adds so much flavor to an otherwise kind of boring wrap.
I’m on Weight Watchers since Dec. 27th. I’ve lost 12 pounds. But I am getting bored to death of the same old, same old foods! While avocado is not a “zero points” food, the flavor it packs is so worth the points!
In October, I discovered a local brand in my area called alarita. I have tried their salsas and rubs, and they are amazing! I found a way to work this local product into my recipe. Please note, I am not an affiliate with their company, I just really love the product. I thought it’s worth sharing a great way to use it. I’m sure you can switch it out for a local rub in your area, as well!
Recipe: alarita Avocado Spread
- 1 very ripe Haas avocado
- 2 tsp alarita spicy dry rub
- 1/2 tsp chili powder (optional: if you want a little extra something)
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (because I add garlic to almost everything!)
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 or 2 grates of fresh lemon zest
This is as easy as it can be, y’all!
- Open the avocado. If you don’t know how…score all the way around the middle of the avocado. Pull the two halves apart. Grab a butcher knife, and keep your fingers back for this! Lie the avocado with the pit side up on a cutting board. Whack into it with the butcher knife and lift. That big pit will come right out.
- Scoop out the avocado “meat” and place it in a bowl with a flat bottom. Use the back of a fork to mash the avocado until it’s fairly smooth.
- Add the chili powder, garlic powder, and cumin, to taste.
- Add the lemon juice and zest. The lemon juice will keep the avocado from turning an unappetizing brown.
For my WW peeps, 1/4 of an avocado is only 2 points so this gives you four servings. There are no points in the spices or lemon. This is fewer points than most salad dressings and adds a creamy and delicious flavor while keeping your point count low!
In addition, avocado is so healthy. It contains Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex vitamins, potassium, fiber, Vitamin E, and Vitamin C. It contributes to heart health, digestive health, shiny hair, and glowing skin. What’s not to love?
If you have an Eastern NC local product that you’d like me to create a recipe for, I’d love to hear from you!
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