And the Winners of the Cutting-Edge Culinary Recipe Contest Are…

Last week, we shared a round-up of some of the delectable recipes entered in our Cutting-Edge Culinary FitBloggin’ Recipe Contest as part of our sponsorship of the FitBloggin conference, taking place right now in Savannah, Georgia.

After careful review of the competitive entries, we’re thrilled to announce the grand prize winner:

Grand Prize Winner

Alyssa Curran, Double Chin Diary

Avocado Cream Tarts 4Alyssa’s individual-sized Avocado Cream Tarts are bursting with seasonal ingredients including creamy California Avocados. We were wow'd at her fresh and creative twist on the classic tart. We thought it would also be a perfect dessert for upcoming summer BBQs, potlucks and 4th of July parties. Congratulations, Alyssa!

The notable first and second place finalists include:

First Place Finalist

Kia, Bodhi Bear

Avocado Green Chile Gazpacho 1Kia’s Avocado Green Chile Gazpacho recipe is quick and simple, and is sure to impress any foodie. Looking for a cool soup for hot summer nights? Look no further! Great recipe, Kia!

Second Place Finalist

Kelly Guy, No Thanks to Cake

Grilled Avocado CapreseGrill to impress with Kelly’s Grilled Avocado Caprese Salad, made with fresh, simple ingredients and warm, smoky-flavored California Avocados. We loved that she grilled the avocados, and thought the photo was especially enticing. Great job Kelly!

Thank you to all of the bloggers who participated in the contest and for sharing their California Avocado-inspired dishes and your avocado love with us! Check out our round-up post for a preview of some of the other entries.