'Avocado' on Serious Eats

Radish, Enoki, Tangerine, and Avocado Salad From 'Feast'

During the wintertime, I struggle to find inspiration in the root vegetables and super bitter greens of January. That's why love to read recipes like Sarah Copeland's salad of radish, enoki, tangerine, and avocado in her new cookbook, Feast. The salad is little more than those components, artfully arranged on a plate, but the small touches—searing the mushrooms, whisking oil into the tangerine juice for the dressing, scattering a few sprigs of chives on top—make this easy dish memorable enough to serve at a dinner party. More

Lemon-Avocado Spaghetti With Shrimp From 'Pasta Modern'

Francine Segan calls the avocado sauce in this dish from her new cookbook, Pasta Modern, a healthy alternative to dairy-based cream sauces, but it hardly tastes like bland diet food. The buttery fruit gets a quick buzz in a blender with plenty of lemon juice, turning velvety thick. It melts into the hot, white wine-scented pasta, adding a flavorful coating to the red onion, and shrimp. A dusting of lemon zest enlivens the dish, making the spaghetti impossible to put down. More

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