Tag Archives: Avocado

Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

This Winter Salad is stuffed with everything good - but don't save it for a Holiday - it's just too good for that!

Thanksgiving. It’s over. Or is it? If you need Leftover Turkey ideas, be sure to see my 12 Days of Turkey, which is now a collection of over 40 recipes for T-Day leftovers. Hopefully, you had a big salad like this Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Roasted Pecans for Thanksgiving. If not, maybe make it, now. And toss some leftover turkey in it if you’d like.

Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans
Winter Salad with Avocado, Pomegranate & Maple Glazed Pecans

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Bob Armstrong Chile con Queso

Possibly the best dip or app I've ever eaten. Guac, queso, salsa, sour cream and hiding underneath? A layer of spicy ground beef picadillo!

We seem to be having Cinco de Mayo week rather than just a day here at the Frugal household! Really, the three previous posts are all leading up to this very special recipe, Bob Armstrong’s Chile con Queso. What can I say? This is a masterpiece. I wish I could have gotten this recipe to you before the holiday, but make it anytime or pin it for later!

Bob Armstrong Chile con Queso

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Best Guacamole

An absolute classic - the best guacamole, ever!

So do you guys use a recipe for Guacamole? Generally I don’t. I usually just go by taste & what I have on hand. I have another post coming up, Bob Armstrong Chile con Queso that calls for some Guacamole, so this time: a recipe.

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Southwestern Steak Salad

seriously noteworthy! Avocado cilantro lime dressing, roasted corn & black bean salsa, a tangle of fried tortilla strips, & Carne Asada.

I think I might have been a little cruel this last week. I’ve been mercilessly teasing you with this Southwestern Steak Salad on some of my prior posts. It’s seriously delish. Seriously noteworthy. You’ll need to make this one; it has something for everyone.

Southwestern Steak Salad with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing & Roasted Corn & Black Bean Salsa

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Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Five minute fresh & healthy dressing that can go on almost anything!

I think I talked last week about being a little obsessed about my spice mixes & concoctions – If you’re a follower, you probably already know I’m just as obsessive about my salad dressings! Today I’m obsessive about this Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing in particular.

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing
Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Chicken Tortilla Soup (or Turkey Tortilla Soup)

I love this Tortilla Soup that can be made with Chicken or turkey! How about a great after Thanksgiving meal!

I don’t know about you, but I love, love, love me some Chicken Tortilla Soup. Or some Turkey Tortilla Soup. Or probably ANY Tortilla Soup. Just put it in front of me and I’ll eat it – no questions asked.

Chicken Tortilla Soup or Turkey Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tortilla Soup

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California Steak Salad with Sweet/Spicy Asian Vinaigrette

I don’t know why this Steak Salad is called “California” Steak salad, but I bet those “California cows” aren’t too happy about that turn of events! I think it’s because of the avocado. Regardless of how happy this particular cow was, this salad is delish!

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Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa

Fresh & quick these Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado Mango Salsa are sure to become a family favorite. I particularly like this recipe because the chicken uses a dry rub and the Salsa is a quickie so dinner can be on the table in no time at all – no need for a long marinade.

Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado, Mango & Tomato Salsa
Grilled Chicken Tacos with Avocado, Mango & Tomato Salsa

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Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad

This dressing!! OMG!!

AARP. Who knew? I’ve been a proud member, according to my card, since 2015, but looking back I wish I would have signed up earlier.

Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad
Dried Cranberry, Walnut & Avocado Salad

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Chilaquiles in Tomatillo Sauce with Shredded Chicken

Many of my friends aren’t familiar with Chilaquiles, which is a bit of a shame. Frankly, they sound a bit odd: Old tortillas broken into pieces, fried and then simmered in a sauce? One bite is all it will take to realize how wrong an assumption can be. The tortillas take on a life of their own in this Chilaquiles Verde; they not only thicken the bright, tangy tomatillo sauce but achieve a gorgeous texture, slightly softened with just a bit of chew; cooked right they’re simply sublime.

Chilaquiles with Tomatillo Sauce (Salsa Verde) and Shredded Chicken
Chilaquiles with Tomatillo Sauce (Salsa Verde) and Shredded Chicken

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