The California Avocado All-American Recipe Contest

Calling all grill-masters, foodies and potluck dominators - our Third Annual California Avocado All-American Recipe contest is back for you!

We’re looking for the most delicious California Avocado recipes of the summer, so as you’re preparing your 4th of July party potluck food or BBQ menus, remember to write down the ingredients and snap a photo of your original recipe so you can enter it into our contest. View official rules.

There’s more than just bragging rights at stake for this contest; we’ll choose one Grand Prize and one First Place winner in each of the following recipe categories:

  • Favorite 4th of July Recipe
  • Dessert Recipe (new category!)
  • Guacamoles, Salsas and Dips Recipe

3 Grand Prize Winners will receive:

A One-Touch® Gold 22.5” Weber Grill, a California Avocado gift pack and a box of California Avocados shipped to your door from July through September!

3 First Place Winners will receive:

A California Avocado gift pack and a box of California Avocados in July!

How to enter:

  1. Go to CaliforniaAvocado.com/fourth-of-july/contest and fill out the Submission Form with all the details about your recipe
  2. MAKE SURE you specify the category in which you would like your recipe to be judged
  3. Include a photo of your completed dish.

Submitted entries will be reviewed for tasting and scored on:

  1. Appeal (5 points possible)
  2. Appearance/presentation (5 points possible)
  3. Meets category requirements – i.e. recipes entered into the dessert category are sweet and themed to the dessert category (5 points possible)
  4. Recipe photo quality – so make sure the photo you enter looks great! (5 points possible)

The top entries will be prepared and scored based on taste.

Need a little inspiration? Take a look at our Fourth of July recipes or check out last year’s winners, below.

2013 All American Recipe Contest Winners

Favorite 4th of July Recipe Category

Grand Prize: Red, White and Chew Firecracker Bangers with Avocado-Jicama Relish and Chipotle Aioli Grand Prize: Red, White and Chew Firecracker Bangers with Avocado-Jicama Relish and Chipotle Aioli

First Place: Grilled All American Avocado Pizza by Kadija B. First Place: Grilled All American Avocado Pizza by Kadija B.

Healthy Summer Recipe

Grand Prize: Summer Stuffed Avocados by Michelle W. Grand Prize: Summer Stuffed Avocados by Michelle W.

First Place: Avocado Dijon Pasta Salad by Gerry S. First Place: Avocado Dijon Pasta Salad by Gerry S.

Guacamole, Salsas and Dips Recipes

Haitian Black Bean Salsa Grand Prize: Haitian Black Bean Salsa by Brenda W.

Kimchi Style Calsa First Place: Kimchi Style Calsa by Roxanne C.

Whether it’s a family tradition or new favorite recipe, we’re looking forward to seeing your original California Avocado contest submission – and tasting them. Please SHARE this blog post with your friends, too!

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