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How To's


If it has to do with avocados, then you'll find it here. We've got great advice and clever ideas on just about everything you can do with an avocado.

How to Buy, Ripen & Use Avocados

Once you have a California Avocado in hand, you’ll likely have a few questions. We can answer them all.

How to Identify Avocado Varieties

Start with Bacon and work your way to Zutano. Learn how to recognize all types of avocado.

How To Grow an Avocado Tree

Almost anyone can grow an avocado tree with a little TLC. Read professional recommendations and insider info.


How to Peel an Avocado

Everyone has a personal preference on how to cut California Avocados - but using this 'nick and peel' technique allows you to make the most of your avocado while maximizing the nutritional benefits. Here's how to cut and peel an avocado.

Learn How to Peel an Avocado

How to Find Your Signature Guacamole

Are you curious to find out what signature guacamole add-ins you like best? Check out these four variations of our classic recipe. What will your favorite signature add-in be?

Find your Signature Guacamole Style

How to Find California Avocados

California Avocados are available from Spring - Fall. During this time frame they are available at stores around the United States. Get tips on finding and correctly identifying California Avocados.

How to Find California Avocados

From our Blog

Discover more California Avocado tips, tricks, facts and fun.

By: America's Test Kitchen

Date: 11.05.2014

California Avocado Posole (Pork Stew)

Avocados give a textural and color contrast to this flavorful and rich traditional Pork Stew.

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By: Michelle Dudash, RDN

Date: 07.07.2014

California Avocados As Part of a Balanced, Gluten-Free Diet

As a whole fresh fruit, California Avocados are a gluten-free alternative for ingredients containing gluten.

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By: America's Test Kitchen

Date: 09.25.2014

Overnight Avocado Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pomegranate Vinaigrette

In this delicious avocado kale salad recipe we teamed up creamy California Avocados with bright, nutty kale and sweet potatoes.

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By: America's Test Kitchen

Date: 04.23.2014

How to Find Your Signature Guacamole Recipe

As far as dips go, it’s hard to beat a classic guacamole recipe. The key to the best guacamole recipe, though, is the confidence to spice it up!

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By: Zac Benedict

Date: 03.20.2015

Update Your Salad Style: 5 Avocado Salad Recipes

California Avocados are incredibly versatile and make a delicious secret ingredient to mix-in with many popular salads, salad dressing recipes, and salad sandwiches.

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By: Zac Benedict

Date: 04.24.2014

From the Street to Your Kitchen: Cinco de Mayo Taco Recipes

Whether they come from hole-in-the-wall taquerias, street-corner push-carts or one of the taco trucks around my neighborhood, street tacos are high on my list of favorite foods

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