California Avocado Mediterranean Diet Recipes
California Avocados, Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts and STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil bring you appetizing recipes influenced by the Mediterranean Diet, a way of eating based on the traditional foods (and drinks) of the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea. The Mediterranean Diet encourages enjoying flavorful fresh fruits and vegetables, beans and nuts, whole grains, fish, olive oil, small amounts of dairy and red wine. Other important elements of the Mediterranean Diet are daily exercise, sharing meals with others and fostering a deep appreciation for the pleasures of eating nutritious and delicious foods.
Mediterranean Diet Recipes Featuring California Avocados
Fast, fresh, and full of fiber, this meatless main salad explodes with fresh flavors of basil, rosemary and sweet tomatoes. The tenderness of the avocado combined with the deeply marinated artichokes makes every bite pop!
Creamy California Avocados and tasty Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts star in this delicious pasta salad featuring the flavors of the Mediterranean. A simple dressing made with fresh lemon juice and STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil keeps it easy to make.
The classic summer cold soup favorite from Spain gets an update with Fresh California Avocados.
Whole wheat tortillas filled with a combination of black beans, marinated artichokes, and chunks of creamy avocado. Smothered in an enchilada sauce and topped with sour cream and cilantro…all in about 30 minutes!
Quick Tip: Simply Dressed California Avocados
For a super easy appetizer or salad, simply drizzle STAR Extra Virgin Olive Oil and balsamic vinegar over sliced California Avocado. Top with sea salt and cracked black pepper.
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Avocados and Extra Virgin Olive Oil both provide “good” fats
According to the American Heart Association, mono and polyunsaturated fats, when consumed in moderation and eaten in place of saturated or trans fats can help reduce blood cholesterol levels and decrease risk for heart disease. Avocados provide “good” fats (0.5g Poly and 3g Mono per 1 oz. serving) and olive oil provides 1.5g Poly and 10g Mono per 1 Tbsp. serving.
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For more information on California Avocado nutrition, go to CaliforniaAvocado.com/nutrition
California Avocados and Cara Mia Marinated Artichokes – delicious together and cholesterol-free
You can combine fruits and vegetables in so many tasty ways. One of our favorites is to put together California Avocados with Cara Mia Marinated Artichoke Hearts. Both are cholesterol-free, but you won’t even think about that when savoring them together on salads, antipasto plates and more. Here’s a quick tip: arrange both on individual small plates or a platter, by themselves or with wedges of fresh heirloom tomatoes. Drizzle with some of the artichoke marinade and top with fresh cracked pepper. So quick and so good!
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To learn more about California Avocados and the Mediterranean Diet and for more recipes go to CaliforniaAvocado.com/mediterranean-diet