I am curious and hopeful about the benefits of garlic, specifically raw garlic. The platelet and cardiac benefits outlined by Dr. Greger here are very attractive for long term health. Not only is it great for the heart and blood flow, it also fights cancer. But raw garlic is strong, very strong. This simple avocado sauce packs a nice raw garlic kick balanced out nicely with smooth, mild, and creamy avocado. It also uses miso paste in place of salt for savory with more depth and less baggage.
Creamy Garlic Avocado Sauce
- 1 avocado, seeded and scooped
- 2 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp. miso paste
- Dash of crushed red pepper (optional)
- ½ cup water as needed
- Pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend to a smooth and creamy texture. Serve and enjoy! Makes 4 servings.
It’s simple list of ingredients come together quick and can be blended to desired texture for a dip, sauce, or dressing. I kept things simple using it as a dip for steamed veggies.
And that creamy and rich texture coats beautifully with garlic flare that brings them to life.
I’ve been trying to batch cook more simple steamed veggies to keep in the fridge to use for the week. The chihuahuas love to snack on steamed carrots, potato chunks, cauliflower, and broccoli too.
Usually Leela is a picky eater, but I think Miko’s love of veggies is rubbing off on her since she begs for them as much as he does now.
So jazz up simple, whole veggies with this flavorful and vibrantly healthy sauce.
Not too long ago, I couldn’t tolerate raw garlic in any amount, under any circumstances. I’m not sure if my tastes have changed or I’ve just found better recipes using it, but I’ve definitely come around to this flavor. This recipe is a great example of just how to tame that harsh bite!
Very true, raw garlic is tough to work with. But it blends perfectly wit avocado.
Linda @ Veganosity says
I find if you blanche garlic in boiling water for 1 minute, it cuts down on the strong flavor. Since it’s not cooking, it shouldn’t take away any of its health benefits. Leela is adorable!
Interesting, I need to try that too.