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BBQ Favorites with California Avocados

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Barbecue rivalries in America often feel like sibling rivalries, with each state claiming superiority over its counterparts. Americans have a passion for grilling that can only be described as fiery, and good American barbecue is measured by its finger-lickin’ nature, sometimes even on a one-to-five-fingers-licked scale. Each region has a carefully crafted barbecue culture influenced by a unique set of meats, sauces, ingredients and flavors. 

While styles vary greatly among the champions of American barbecue, we aren’t here to settle this age-old debate. We’re here to show how, with a little California love, barbecue staples across America can excite any pit master and backyard barbecue-goer.  

Kansas City Barbecue Versus Texas Barbecue

These two barbecue heavyweights often find themselves atop most “Best Barbecue in America” lists, and for good reason. They’re two states divided by style but united by a love of barbecue — and of California Avocados! 

Oven-Barbequed Ancho Chicken with Cabbage, Grapefruit and California Avocado Salad

Cumin-Glazed Ribs with California Avocado Pineapple Salsa


Barbecue Between the Bun

Nothing says summer like a barbecue sandwich, and while the North and South haven’t always seen eye to eye, these California Avocado–infused takes on North Carolina pulled pork and Montana bison sure look good together. 

Pulled Pork Sandwich with California Avocado Slaw

Wild West Bison Burger with California Avocado 


Summer Barbecue Side Dishes 

While meat tends to be the center of most barbecue attention, it isn’t the only thing that fills your plate on a sizzling summer afternoon. These two side dishes complement any barbecue meat, and each other, wonderfully. 

Roasted Potato Salad with California Avocados and Caramelized Onions 

California Avocado Cornbread


Calling All BBQ Lovers!

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