Creamy Edamame And Avocado Dip. Hey everyone! Here is another quick and easy recipe. Edamame and avocado dip. I happen to love edamame. So I wanted to create a creamy dip using both edamame and avocado. It transforms into a healthy and tasty dip that will brighten the table at your next gathering. Its fresh flavor is loaded with fresh lime juice, garlic, and cilantro. And the added siracha gives it a nice tangy and spicy kick. Enjoy this as a dip, healthy snack or sandwich spread!
Edamame and Avacado Dip
12oz. Edamame shelled.
One large avocado pitted and cubed.
1/4 cup onion, diced.
1/2 cup cilantro
1-2 garlic cloves
1/4 cup lime juice
1-2 tablespoons sriracha
One teaspoon sea salt
One teaspoon black pepper
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Heat a large pot of water over medium-high heat. Add frozen edamame and quickly blanch for 2-3 minutes.
Place the hot edamame into a blender or food processor. Pulse five or six times until slightly broken up. Add in avocado, onion, cilantro, garlic, lime, and sriracha. Season with salt and pepper. Cover and drizzle in olive oil. Puree until smooth but still chunky. You can adjust the seasonings to taste.
Transfer to a bowl and serve with desired accompaniments. (Cucumber slices, pita, bell pepper, carrot sticks, etc.)
Heres another throwback! My “Mango Dream Smoothie” is delicious and comes together in no time! It reminds me of a bowl of sherbert ice cream in a glass, without all of the added sugar and calories. It’s a perfect mid-day or night time snack. We combine mango and blood orange to get this delicious and citrusy, yet light flavor. Mango is also great for the digestion and helps to clear your skin! What are some of your favorite ways to eat mango? Leave a comment below.
Mango Dream Smoothie
One Cup almond milk (or nut milk of your choice)
One Cup mango chunks
One Peeled and sliced blood orange
4 Small pitted dates
2 Tablespoon lemon juice (approx juice of 1 lemon)
Pinch sea salt
1/2-1 cup ice (depending on desired consistency)
Just place ingredients into the blender and mix until you get your desired consistency. If the consistency is too thick for you add more ice and continue to blend to your liking! So easy and so delicious.
Quick TIP: I love to freeze my fruit in Glad Freezer Bags at the beginning of the week for easy and convenient smoothie prep.
Marinated grilled chicken thighs. Fire up the grill or grill pan and get ready to make this delicious chicken recipe. Now I love to use chicken thighs as they are quick to cook, juicy and inexpensive. And how amazing is it that you don’t need a grill to cook out these days. Checkout my grill pan from my new “Ayesha Curry Home Collection” available at retailers nationwide and get your “grill on” from the comfort of your kitchen. This dish is perfect sliced along the top of a salad or paired with your favorite sides. Whats your favorite protein to grill? Share in the comments below.
Marinated Grilled chicken thighs
1lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
3/4 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic (Or one if you’re not a garlic lover)
1 tablespoon parsley, finely chopped.
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Two tablespoons Dijon
Two tablespoons lemon juice
Black pepper to taste. (I used about 1/2 teaspoon)
In a large bowl combine oil, garlic, soy, vinegar, lemon, parsley, Dijon, brown sugar, and pepper.
Mix well and remove1/4 cup of marinade.
Place in the chicken thighs and coat well with marinade. Allow marinating for at least 30 minutes. It can marinate for a few hours but I wouldn’t let it marinate overnight as the vinegar and lemon will begin to cook the meat and change the texture.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.
Grill chicken thighs for 4-5 minutes per side or until cooked through. Brushing with remaining marinade while cooking.
Allow resting for 5 minutes before serving.
Tip- Add one tablespoon of liquid smoke to the marinade if you’re missing that smoky taste you get grilling outdoors.