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Route 66: A Tasty Trip Down America’s Most Iconic Highway

Road trips are synonymous with summer in America, so we’re getting our culinary kicks across Route 66 for our United Plates tour! From the rolling plains across the Midwest to the towering peaks and plateaus of the Southwest to the unique views along the California coast, these regions have one thing in common: flavorful foods that pair perfectly with California Avocados. So roll down the windows, turn up the radio and get ready for a tasty trip along America’s most iconic highway!
 

All-American Favorites Throughout the Midwest

Route 66 dips in and out of America’s heartland, through sprawling prairies and vast highlands. Along this route, you’ll find rustic charm and plenty of delightful dishes to dive into. Whether you’re enjoying a hot dog and a baseball game in Illinois, cooling off with frozen custard in Missouri, kicking back and barbecuing in Kansas or indulging in a smoky steakhouse burger in Oklahoma, California Avocados can be easily, and deliciously, incorporated into Midwestern meals.

Illinois
California Guacamole Dog 
 


Missouri
Avocado Frozen Custard 



Kansas
California Pulled Pork Sandwiches 




Oklahoma
California Avocado Steakhouse Burger


Savory Spices and Diverse Dishes in the Scenic Southwest

As Route 66 winds through the deep canyons, rocky deserts and remarkable mountain ranges that make up the Southwest, you’re witnessing history in motion. From prehistoric rock formations to small towns where cowboys once roamed, there’s no shortage of sights to be seen in the Southwest. And there’s also no shortage of foodie favorites! Taste-test traditional Tex-Mex in Texas, turn up the heat with chiles in New Mexico and savor the smooth spices in tortilla soup from Arizona. The ideal companion to each of these culinary creations? California Avocados, of course!

Texas
California Avocado Fajita Bowl



New Mexico
Southwest California Avocado Hash and Eggs with California Avocado Chile Cream Sauce



Arizona
California Avocado Tortilla Soup


Fresh Fare and Flavor Fusion Along the California Coast

As our Route 66 road trip comes to a close, it’s fitting for us to end in the state where our avocado story began: California! All across the Golden State, you’ll find meals filled with fresh fare, seasonal produce and cutting-edge cuisine. Borrowing from global trends and fusing flavors is a major part of California’s culinary DNA, with chefs in every city adding their own special twists to each creation. Another fundamental part of foodie culture in California? Using local and regional ingredients to create healthy meals, which is what makes California Avocados a key component of California cooking. But as we’ve seen along this Route 66 taste tour and through our United Plates state-by-state exploration, you don’t have to be in California to add our avocados to the mix.
 
California Avocado Guacamole
 


Avocado and Melon Breakfast Smoothie




 

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