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Grilled Corn on the Cob with California Avocado Lime Butter

As the weeks of spring grow closer to summer here in California, I find myself more and more drawn to my backyard grill. The smell of the smoke, the heat of the coals, the taste of the char. We can certainly grill year-round in the Golden State, but I love it the most during late-spring and summer. Especially for a picnic or a holiday gathering.With summer holidays right around the corner, one of...

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Coconut, California Avocado and Lime Granita

A granita is an Italian shaved ice dessert that’s very simple to prepare with no special equipment needed!  Start by blending up a ripe California Avocado with coconut milk, sugar syrup, lime zest, lime juice and spiced rum. This mixture is then poured into a baking dish and set in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, you scrape the mixture with a fork to create ice crystals. After a few...

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California Avocado Toast with Quick Pickled Carrots and Radishes Recipe

Given the abundance of avocado groves found around California, it’s no surprise that avocado toast is one of our state’s most iconic dishes. In its simplest form, avocado toast is mashed avocado spread on a slice of toasted bread. Seasonings will often include just salt, pepper and lemon or lime juice. From there, you can really get creative. The rich, creamy base of grassy...

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Chilled Avocado & Roasted Poblano Soup

When it's hot out, chilled soups are a perfect lunch or light dinner when paired with a simple side salad. This Chilled Avocado & Roasted Poblano Soup is a pale green elixir infused with the complex and global flavors. Start with a whole poblano chile and halves of yellow onion sitting below a broiler until smoky and blackened. The charred aromatics are then cooled and blended with a ripe...

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