Easy, delicious and unexpected recipes with California Avocados.

Update Your Salad Style: 5 Avocado Salad Recipes

5 California Avocado Salad Recipes

I’m a big fan of salads. They are a fresh, delicious way to get my seasonal veggies in and I try to top them with a substantial protein. Besides chopping time and the occasional hand-cramp when chopping in a hurry, it is a pretty easy meal! When it comes to salad and avocados, most people […]

St. Patrick’s Day Guacamole

st patricks day guacamole

Written by our friend Sabrina at It’s no secret that I love California Avocados in any form, but I think my favorite way to eat them is in Guacamole. No matter what the occasion, I can always find a way to make guacamole appropriate. I’ve made cranberry guacamole for Thanksgiving and pomegranate guac for […]

How Avocado Oil is Made

avocado oil

Avocado oil is a topic we’re asked about frequently. We’ll hear things like “how is avocado oil made?” or “how can I get some?” There are lots of recipes online for making avocado oil at home, so we’ll sometimes get “can I make avocado oil at home?” usually followed by “what’s the difference between the […]

5 Avocado Snack Ideas for National Snack Month

avocado snack idea

February is National Snack Month, and with some California Avocados from the 2015 crop already hitting store shelves, I thought it would be fun to put together some snack ideas that include my favorite fruit. The criteria I used to land on these 5 avocado snack ideas include any of the following important snacking points: […]

Avocado Turkey Tetrazzini

avocado turkey tetrazzini

Written by our friend Heidi Larsen of There is rarely a comfort food I will turn my back on. Anything with noodles, creamy sauce and a modicum of leftover turkey meat—because when you cook a turkey, there will always be leftovers—gets high marks in my book. Turkey Tetrazzini is a holiday and potluck favorite. […]

Paleo Avocado Chocolate Cake Recipe

avocado chocolate cake

Heaven for chocolate lovers, this avocado chocolate cake is paleo diet-friendly, vegetarian and gluten-free! Finally we are getting some cooler days here in California and baking with avocados is back on my radar. This past weekend I tried out a new Paleo Chocolate Avocado Cake recipe developed by Sabrina Modelle. Her chocolate cake recipe uses […]

Easy-to-Make Avocado Tortilla Soup with Roast Turkey and California Avocado

avocado tortilla soup

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is a traditional meal with roast turkey, and I actually look forward to the leftovers. There are the casseroles, snacks, turkey sandwiches with cranberry – and avocado of course. This year I’m planning on cozying up with an updated, lighter version of Tortilla Soup with Roast […]

California Avocado Posole (Pork Stew)

avocado stew posole

At America’s Test Kitchen, we add California Avocados to many recipes to achieve as close to authentic flavor as possible. Avocados give a textural and color contrast to this flavorful and rich traditional Pork Stew. Their creamy texture offers moments of freshness against the deep flavor of the ancho chiles and the rich pork, as […]