My oldest son has decided to become a vegan. He rarely ate meat before and never dairy so we thought it might be a good idea. Boy, was it hard to find budget friendly meals for him!
Here is a great recipe he found on his own and we tweaked to make sure it was cheap and would fit his tastes.
2 avocados, pitted and diced – 4/$5 (Anahiem or Hass are in season)
1 clove garlic, minced – $1.98 can
Juice of 1/2 lemon – $0.99 bottle
1/4 cup unsweetened soy milk – $2.99
1/4 cup water
Salt, to taste
Red pepper flakes, to taste
4 halved cherry tomatoes as garnish (optional) – 2/$5 clamshell
2 cups cooked pasta – $1.00
Total – $11.96 – Makes 3 servings – $3.99 per serving!
- Combine the avocados, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor. As the mixture is blending, add the soy milk and then the water. Add more or less water depending on your desired consistency.
- Add salt and red pepper, to taste.
- Toss with your favorite cooked pasta and serve. Add tomatoes for garnish if desired.