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Avocado Cashew Burritos

December 8, 2009

Over Thanksgiving, the Omnivore and I happened across a simply awesome bookstore.  It sold used books only.  And it was filled from baseboard to crown moulding with books.  It was also infested with cats.  And I love cat infestations (but not in that sad, hoarder way, of course).  I especially loved this guy, who I swear was grinning like the Cheshire Cat.

Smiley Guy was in the psychology section. 

But I was more interested in the cookbook section (naturally), which was guarded by a much less-smiley-cat:

She was casting some downright angry glances.  The Omnivore tried to get on her good side, a risky move, I know.

The young girl in the background is obviously itching to see a fight.  Luckily, I was able to snatch up a delicious vegetarian cookbook, The Enchanted Broccoli Forest, and this was the first recipe we tried from that book.

I made this recipe into burritos, but it is originally written as an enchilada recipe.  If that’s what you are looking for, check it out here.

Otherwise, stick with me here for a delicious handheld lunch or dinner.

Avocado Cashew Burritos (serves 4)
2 Hass avocadoes
1 lime, juice of
4 green onions, minced
1/4 cup parsley, chopped finely
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped finely
3/4 cup cashews, toasted
1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt
1 garlic clove, minced (optional)

Combine!  Eat!  In a wrap!

Calories 311.2
Total Fat 25.3 g
Saturated Fat 4.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 15.5 g
Cholesterol 0.8 mg
Sodium 34.0 mg
Potassium 702.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.2 g
Dietary Fiber 7.1 g
Sugars 4.0 g
Protein 7.5 g

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2009 10:09 am

    I love it when bookstores and libraries have cats!

    The cookbook sounds interesting, but with the title I was expecting broccoli in every recipe 😉

  2. brannyboilsover permalink*
    December 8, 2009 10:10 am

    Yeah, the book is named after a “signature recipe,” I suppose. It’s a broccoli-rice baked dish. I will definitely make it soon.

  3. December 8, 2009 1:48 pm

    Wow, I want that bookstore in my town. I could also use a tortilla full of avocado – can’t go wrong there!

  4. December 8, 2009 2:42 pm

    That sounds simply divine! What a great idea – avocados and cashews!

  5. December 8, 2009 3:19 pm

    What a great bookstore find! These burritos sound intriguing!

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