A delicious and nutritious way to enjoy avocado pasta sauce
First, Wheat Pasta!
Wheat pasta is a great option for a healthy and sustainable pasta dish. Here’s how to cook it:
- 12 oz. of wheat pasta
- Cherry tomatoes
- Fill a large pot with water (about 4 to 6 quarts) and add salt to the water. A good rule of thumb is to use about 1 tablespoon of salt per every 4 quarts of water.
- Place the pot on high heat and bring the water to a rolling boil.
- Once the water is boiling, add the wheat pasta to the pot.
- Stir the pasta occasionally to prevent it from sticking together.
- Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, usually between 8 to 12 minutes, depending on the type and thickness of the pasta. To check if the pasta is done, taste a piece of it. The pasta should be al dente, which means it should be cooked but still firm to the bite.
- Once the pasta is done, turn off the heat and carefully drain the pasta in a colander placed in the sink.
- Rinse the pasta under cold water to stop the cooking process.
- Return the pasta to the pot or a large mixing bowl.
- Start to prepare the avocado pasta sauce, when you have finish pour over the cooked pasta the sauce and stir until the pasta is evenly coated.
- Add cherry tomatoes or other toppings as desired and enjoy your healthy and sustainable avocado pasta dish!
The Best 15 Minutes Avocado Pasta Sauce Recipe
Avocado pasta sauce is a delicious and healthy way to enjoy pasta while also getting the benefits of this superfood. Here’s how to make our favorite avocado pasta sauce recipe:
- 2 ripe avocados
- 1/4 cup of fresh basil leaves
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the avocados in half and remove the pits. Scoop out the flesh of the avocados and put it in a blender or food processor.
- Add the fresh basil leaves, garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the blender.
- Blend all the ingredients until smooth and creamy. Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if needed.
- Pour the avocado pasta sauce over cooked wheat pasta and enjoy!
Mexico, the US and the avocado obsession
Avocado production and trade have a significant impact on the relationship between Mexico and the US. Mexico is the largest producer and exporter of avocados in the world, and the US is one of the largest importers and consumers of avocados. This trade relationship is important for the economies of both countries, and supports many jobs in the avocado industry.
However, avocado production also has negative environmental and social impacts, such as deforestation, water usage, and the involvement of drug cartels in some areas. As consumers, we can make a difference by choosing avocados from sustainable and ethical sources, and supporting companies and farmers that prioritize sustainable and ethical practices in avocado production.
All excesses are bad!
While avocados are a healthy and nutritious food, consuming them in excess can also have negative impacts on your health. Avocados are high in fat and calories, which can contribute to weight gain if consumed in large quantities. Additionally, consuming excessive amounts of avocados can lead to digestive problems and the formation of kidney stones in some people.
It is important to consume avocados in moderation as part of a balanced diet, and to balance them with other nutritious foods to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
The Importance of Supporting Ethical Avocado Production
To support ethical avocado production and avoid contributing to drug cartels in Mexico, it is important to buy avocados from established and reputable sources. This can include buying from local farmers’ markets or stores that prioritize sustainable and ethical sourcing practices. Additionally, supporting companies that are committed to sustainable and ethical avocado production can make a difference in the industry.
Buying in an intelligent manner can make a change
By choosing avocados from sustainable and ethical sources, we can support the well-being of avocado farmers and workers, and contribute to the growth of the economy in producing countries like Mexico.
By Alonso Ruíz