Like magic, you can turn last night’s leftovers into an entirely new meal. We know the feeling you get when cold remains stare at you from the inside your fridge, and you are dying for something different. So don’t reach for the takeout menu — pick up an avocado and dress up those cold remains.
Give new life to leftover roasted chicken by shredding it and making tacos! Use a fork to shred the chicken, then put it in fresh corn or flour tortillas along with chopped tomatoes, lettuce, and onions. Make a fresh, chunky avocado salsa by blending tomatoes, onions, jalapeño, avocado, and cilantro. Then slather it on top of your tacos and dig in. Olé!
Transform your T-bone from last night into a filling and scrumptious salad in minutes. Slice the steak and serve it over a bed of romaine, beefsteak tomatoes, crumbled queso fresco, and red onion. Make a creamy avocado salad dressing by blending olive oil, avocado, honey, garlic, and lime in a food processor.
Just a half-hour is all it takes to create this Mexican posole soup with leftover pork roast! Simply caramelize onions with jalapeños and garlic in a big stockpot, then add chicken broth, your leftover pork roast, hominy, and herbs and spices like cumin and cilantro. When it’s piping hot, serve it topped with slices of avocado, crispy tortilla strips, grated cheese, and lime juice.
Turn last night’s side dish into a main event by throwing leftover roasted or steamed vegetables and fresh, avocado into a frittata. This works many vegetables. Add a little cheese, too, to hold it all together, and you’re in business.