the classic middle-eastern paste of chick-peas, tahini and other seasonings. a delicious, buttery spread.
White Bean Pate
cilantro and lime juice combine with the beans and spices to create a smooth, herbal alternative to hummus.
all three delicious spreads with homemade pita & fresh crisp vegetables.
roasted in-house with our signature seasoning salt.
the red avocados own tofu cheese-filled tortilla with seasonal greens & onion, fried crisp & served with our black bean & barley salad.
check with your server for this seasons toppings on our toasted homemade bread.
Coconut Corn Soup
rich coconut milk & sweet-corn, seasoned with tamari & our homemade hot sauce, make a sweet & spicy soup. a red avocado original!
check with your server for todays featured soup.
mixed seasonal salad greens, pea shoots & vegetables, tossed in an olive oil-balsamic vinaigrette.
Iowa Barley & Black Bean Salad
tomatoes, onions, & garlic lay a flavor foundation for black beans, sweet-corn, & iowa barley, lightly spiced with roasted cumin, lime juice, & jalapeno. served on a bed of salad greens.
mixed seasonal salad greens & sweet pea shoots, steamed quinoa, & diced vegetables are tossed in a dressing of nama shoyu, extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, sorghum, & fresh ground black pepper creating a delicious balance between sweet, salty, & sour.
mixed seasonal salad greens & sweet pea shoots are tossed in a rich creamy miso-tahini dressing with roasted cashews, raisins, apricots, sunflower, & sesame seeds.
linguine tossed with our homemade basil pesto, mixed with seasonal vegetables, & served on a bed of seasonal greens with a healthy drizzle of garlic infused extra-virgin olive oil. topped with roasted cashews & sweet pea shoots.
Veggie Burger Platter
served on toasted homemade bread, this stellar grilled patty includes green lentils, brown rice, & vegetables, seasoned with our secret blend of spices. fixings include seasonal greens, tofu cheese, vegenaise (and tomato when available). served with brown rice & grain of the day.
seasonal vegetables stir-fried in our teriyaki sauce, served with brown rice & grain of the day. with your choice of tofu, tempeh, chickpeas or black beans.
Cashew Coconut Vegetables
cashews & coconut milk blend in a savory & spicy sauce to cover a mix of seasonal vegetables for a red avocado original. served with brown rice & grain of the day. with your choice of tofu, tempeh, chickpeas or black beans.
our exquisite curry sauce with its signature spice blend, coconut milk & fruit juices over steamed seasonal vegetables. served with brown rice & the grain of the day. with your choice of tofu, tempeh, chickpeas or black beans.
Vegetable Peanut Satay
seasonal vegetables steamed in a peanut sauce flavored with onion, garlic, spices & sorghum. sweet & delicious! served with brown rice & the grain of the day. with your choice of tofu, tempeh, chickpeas or black beans.
home-made potato gnocchi blanketed by a rich, creamy and slightly spicy tomato-coconut milk jupiter sauce. finished with roasted red peppers, tofu cheese, toasted cashews, & sunflower seeds.
oven-roasted sweet potatoe fries, topped with chipotle ailoi, on a bed of steamed greens and served with marinated tempeh in a tangy cilantro-lime. smoky, sweet and tart sensations ensure a satisfying complexity to this dish.
Iowa Shiitake & Corncake Platter
marinated & grilled shiitake mushrooms with sweet corn cakes.and crisp tofu wedges rest on a bed of fresh greens and aromatic roasted cumin sauce. we top this with a roasted red pepper coulis for complete flavor fulfillment.
The Red Avocado has had a long and winding history since even before it’s inauguration in August 1999. It began with the merger of 2 independent, though like-minded, restaurants: Aglio Olio and Veggie Vibes. These two had established a clientele here at 521 E. Washington St. over the 6 months preceding the opening of The Red Avocado. During that time, the philosophy of The Red Avocado began to be formed. 100% Organic, 100% Vegetarian, 90% Vegan and an emphasis on seasonality.