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Bloggers Cook-Up Recipes Featuring California Avocados

This year, we are thrilled to be a sponsor at the FitBloggin’ 14 conference in Savannah, Georgia from June 26- June 29. We cannot wait to meet the wellness, nutrition, fitness and food-loving blogger attendees from across the country.

Leading up to the conference, we challenged FitBloggin’ 14 attendees to participate in our “Cutting-Edge Culinary FitBloggin’ Recipe Contest” by submitting their most delicious and creative recipe made with our favorite fruit, California Avocados.

The entries are in and we certainly have a difficult decision to make! Here’s a preview of some of the mouth-watering California Avocado dishes in the running:

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Chickpea & Avocad-Oh-So-Good Spread

Submitted byJesica D’Avanza (Run Lady Like)

This spread features creamy California Avocados paired with the nuttiness of chickpeas to create a satisfying spread for sandwiches or a dip for pita wedges, whole grain tortilla scoops or toast points.

Avocado and Mango Salad with Chicken and Grilled Pineapple

Avocado and Mango Salad with Chicken and Grilled Pineapple

Submitted by Kirsten Stuart (A Foodie Gets Fit)

A summer-inspired salad features fresh ingredients like California Avocados, mango and grilled pineapple with flavor-boosting chopped cilantro and fresh lime juice.

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Avocado Cream Tarts

Submitted by Alyssa Curan (Double Chin Diary)

Perfectly portioned in buttery pastry shells, these decadent-tasting tarts are filled with a fluffy California avocado mascarpone cream and topped with juicy nectarines and strawberries.

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Beth at Bethsjourney.com created these great looking deviled eggs. While traditional deviled eggs use mayo to smooth out the egg yolks, she notes that the creaminess of an avocado might be a great replacement to still get that same satisfying consistency, and it worked out perfectly. But for these, she wanted to go a little further and use some flavors to play off of the avocado.

Grilled Avocado Caprese

Grilled Avocado Caprese Salad

Submitted by Kelly Guy (No Thanks To Cake)

The smoky flavor of grilled California Avocados combined with juicy tomatoes, fresh basil and mozzarella, results in an unexpected twist on a traditional caprese salad.

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Pineapple Avocado Salsa

Submitted by Susan Dikeman (The Foodette)

A summer-time salsa with a kick, this recipe combines the creaminess of California Avocado with refreshing notes from juicy pineapple and fresh mint – complete with some spicy heat from jalapeno.

Avocado Green Chile Gazpacho 1

Avocado Green Chile Gazpacho

Submitted by Kia (Bodhi Bear)

Simple yet sophisticated, this gazpacho couples California Avocados and green chiles in a cool, creamy soup topped with the crispness of fresh, shaved fennel.

Which is your favorite? We had a tough time choosing. Check back to see which we select for the winner!

A special thanks to all FitBloggin’ 14 attendees who participated. Good luck to all!

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