Find Your New Favorite Avocado Recipe! Featuring California Avocados
No shame in the avocado toast game, but if you’re looking to find a new favorite avocado recipe, you’ve come to the right place.
It’s safe to say that avocados are officially a national obsession. Here in California, we aren’t just obsessed with avocados, we consider ourselves avocado experts. Connoisseurs, if you please. After all, what else would you expect from the state that grows approximately ninety percent of the nation’s avocados? We’re always busy dreaming up new, even more delicious ways to enjoy California avocados. Are you ready to find a new favorite avocado recipe?
Easy Potato Salad with Green Goddess Dressing
Feast your eyes on this luscious potato salad from This Mess Is Ours. Meg subs the traditional mayo for an avocado-based Green Goddess Dressing. We’re definitely considering that an upgrade!
Charred Poblano Guacamole
Our friend Kate at Hola Jalapeno knows a thing or two about guacamole. So when she tells us that we should be making Charred Poblano Guacamole, we listen! Think of it as loaded guac, with some extra heat and crunch. Yum!
Crispy Fried Avocado Tacos
We can’t stop thinking about these Crispy Fried Avocado Tacos from our friend Aida at Salt and Wind. Crispy on the outside, but creamy and buttery on the inside, fried avocados are the perfect way to add a vegetarian-friendly option to your Taco Tuesday line-up.
Avocado Chicken Salad Wraps
Our friend Cheryl from Bakes by Brown Sugar added a double dose of creamy goodness to these Avocado Chicken Salad Wraps. After coating the salad with an Avocado Caesar Dressing, she adds in a generous amount of chunky avocado pieces. If this doesn’t satisfy your craving for CA Grown avocados, we don’t know what will.
Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema
Cooking for a crowd can be challenging, especially if you’ve got one or more special diets to accommodate. The solution? Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema, courtesy of our friend Teri at nocrumbsleft. This fresh, simple meal is totally delicious…and also happens to be gluten-free, dairy-free AND Whole30. As Teri likes to say, “Let’s go!”
Strawberry Avocado Salsa
If you’re craving a sweet and salty collab, this is it, folks! Sarah from The Delicious Life is a master of unexpected pairings, and this Strawberry Avocado Salsa is no exception. We like to make a double batch, one to serve with tortilla chips and another to garnish grilled salmon. You should definitely follow suit.
Extreme Avocado Toast
We’re going to apologize in advance; once you taste Extreme Avocado Toast, you’ll never look at the basic version the same way again. This take is piled high with California Grown goodness and then topped with a jammy egg and crumbled cheese. What else would you expect from the geniuses at nocrumbsleft?
Spicy Cucumber Avocado Salad
Sarah from The Delicious Life describes her Spicy Cucumber Avocado Salad as balanced, but also “in your face with garlic, vinegar and fire”. We’re totally here for it.
One of our favorite summer dishes is caprese. There’s something so simple, and yet so delicious, about the combination of sun-ripened tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, and tangy vinegar. Nocrumbsleft takes the classic recipe to the next level with the addition of fresh figs and California avocados.
Baked Avocado Fries
Finger food at its finest. Baked Avocado Fries are one of our favorite quick and easy snacks. Make a big old batch for game day or your next Wine Wednesday get together. Don’t blink though! This irresistible appetizer won’t last too long!
Frequently asked questions about California Avocados
The most popular variety of avocado is the Hass avocado. Fun fact: the Haas avocado is actually a California native! Every Hass avocado can trace its roots to a mother tree in La Habra Heights, CA.
Avocados are grown year round in California, with peak season occurring from April to August. One single tree can produce up to 200 pounds of avocados per year!
Avocados are not only tasty, but can be pretty expensive as far as produce goes! Jerry James Stone tested and tasted 12 methods for storing avocado halves on this blog post so you don’t have to.
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Article by Hilary Rance.