If I had to have one thing with every meal, it would be a great sauce. A great sauce on my eggs and hash browns in the morning, tacos for lunch in the afternoon, and my grilled chicken and veggies at dinner. Sometimes I cook dishes just to use one of my favorite sauces that range from a barbecue, chili or pepper sauce or something I whip up using the bits left over in the skillet after browning a steak or other piece of red meat. I just love how a good sauce brings the flavors all together.
Something that is deliciously dangerous in my line of work is being introduced to new food products. The latest to land on my kitchen counter is Kumana Avocado Sauce. Now, I will be the first to share that I have a weird relationship with avocados. Slices of avocado on my salad or sandwich, no thank you. A fresh bowl of chunky guacamole with a little spice? Yes please. An avocado sauce with fresh garlic, bell pepper and a splash of vinegar. Yes, yes and yes.
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A Staple That is as Versatile as it Gets
Inspired by a Venezuelan staple that is served with grilled meats and sautéed vegetables, founder Francisco Pavan founded Kumana Foods to introduce global flavors to the U.S. market. He knew people would go crazy over this sauce and he was right. To date, I have generously drizzled the sauce over my breakfast potatoes, tacos, brisket, chicken and pork loin. Be sure to check out Kumana’s recipe for deviled eggs. It is really good enough to put on just about everything you want to eat.
Catering to different palates, the sauce is available in three different flavors:
Be Original: Truest to the Venezuelan avocado sauce that inspired the Kumana line. It will take those traditional green beans to another level.
Be Mango: Blends in mango puree which adds a hint of sweetness. Drizzle on ham (especially honey ham!) for a bold awakening.
Be Hot: Takes a splash of mango and finishes it off with just the right amount of habanero heat.
Each 13.1 oz bottle sells for around $8.99 and is plant-based making it vegan-friendly with no salt added. Kumana Avocado Sauce is sold at Albertson/Safeway stores (Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s Vons, Pavilions, United Supermarkets and Market Street), Kroger stores (Ralph’s King Snooper, QFC, Smith’s and Frey Meyer) and independent grocers (Meijer, Hyvee, Fresh Market, Town & Country, Associated Foods, Bristol Farms, King’s, Central Market, Raley’s and Savemart). You can also order a bottle on Amazon or all three for $28.99.
For more info, visit their site at http://www.kumanafoods.com/.
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