California Avocado season has ended.

Burger or Salad: Would You Rather

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Every year around this time I begin thinking about enjoying more meals outdoors, especially BBQing outside with my friends and loved ones. While I’ve tried many of the summertime recipes that we have available on our website, it never fails that the first things that come to mind when summertime rolls around are produce-filled salads and juicy burgers.

To me, there’s just nothing more summery than the first crunch of a refreshing summer salad and the smell of burgers on the grill – my mouth is watering just thinking of it! My only dilemma? Choosing which recipe – burger or salad – to serve as an entrée on my summer barbecue menu. Of course, dietary restrictions sometimes help me decide which recipe is the right one to serve, like when my friends who are vegetarians or follow a Paleo diet come for a visit.

Do you ever find yourself in a similar culinary conundrum? To get through it, try posing the two recipes vying for your taste buds’ attention in a head-to-head match of “What would you rather eat?” Give it a try with some of the following recipes and leave a comment below of which recipes you’d choose!

Burger vs. Salads: Would You Rather Eat…

The Ultimate Fajita Burger or Grilled Fajita Salad?
Both of these Southwestern-inspired dishes are crowd-pleasers and offer zesty flavor highlighted by bell peppers, salsa and California Avocados.


Grilled Avocado BLT Burger or Bacon Avocado Tomato Pasta Salad?
Bacon seems to make everything better, right?



Black Bean Sliders or Chopped Spinach Salad with Avocado?
Guests on a veggie-based diet will eat up either of these vegetarian recipes.



Cal-Asian Lettuce Wrap Burger or Thai Cobb Salad?
Both of these lower-carb options feature shitake mushrooms for a unique and flavorful bite.



M Café’s Seared Tuna Burger or Sesame Seared Ahi with Radish & Cucumber Salad?
The delicacy of the tuna in these recipes pairs perfectly with the creaminess of California Avocados.



Were you able to choose which dish you’d rather enjoy in each of these matchups? Leave your decisions in the comments below and remember – you can always serve a burger AND salad! No matter what recipe you decided upon, the California Avocados in each of the recipes above would contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial nutrients, along with the fresh flavor of California.

Happy Summer!