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California Avocado Salad

California Avocado Salad

Author: Quincey Shelton

2012 California Avocado "All American Recipe Contest" Grand Prize Winner! This salad is a wonderful side for an outdoor dinner party made delicious with California Avocados.

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Fire Roasted Corn Guacamole

Fire Roasted Corn Guacamole

Author: Julie M.

2014 All-American Recipe Contest Grand Prize Winner in the Guacamole, Salsas and Dips category. The author notes, "This just may be the most awesome Fire Roasted Corn Guacamole that I have ever had! Really. Complicated?  Nahhhh! It took me maybe 10 - 15 minutes to roast, chop, dice, grind and mix this lovely dip. These ingredients are to make just a small batch (gotta have portion control around here)...but for more than a few people, I would consider doubling it."

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All-American Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

All-American Avocado, Black Bean & Corn Salad

Author: Jennifer F.

All-American Recipe Contest 2014 First Prize Winner in the Favorite 4th of July Recipe category. The author says, "Your bill of rights should include the freedom to enjoy this southwestern-inspired yet "all-in" American recipe for Avocado, Black Bean and Roasted Corn dish as a side dish, atop a salad, on tacos, on fish, on burgers, and more!"

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Avocado Key Lime Pudding in Jars

Avocado Key Lime Pudding in Jars

Author: Heather K.

All-American Recipe Contest 2014 Grand Prize Winner in the Desserts Category. This easy to make-no-cook key lime pudding made with California Avocados and layered with graham crackers has a delightfully light texture and creamy sweet-tart taste.

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Avocado Tarts with Toasted Coconut

Avocado Tarts with Toasted Coconut

Author: Cheryl S.

All-American Recipe Contest 2014 First Place Winner in the Desserts Category. Creamy California Avocado is mixed with honey, sugar and coconut oil, nestled into mini graham crusts and topped with toasted coconut.

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East Meets West: Asian Inspired Guacamole

East Meets West: Asian Inspired Guacamole

Author: Leslie F

All-American Recipe Contest 2014 First Prize Winner in the Guacamole, Salsa and Dips category. The author notes, “Since our great nation is a melting pot and California boasts a dominant Asian and Mexican culinary scene, this flavorful and refreshing guacamole is a fusion of the two cuisines. “

It has a refreshing crunch from the crisp jicama, a spicy bite from the freshly grated ginger, and an extra special zing from the lemongrass. Soy sauce replaces salt, red bell pepper fills in for the tomato, and cilantro still holds its own in this California twist on the Mexican "dip".

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The Ultimate Fajita Burger

The Ultimate Fajita Burger

Author: Melissa G.

All-American Recipe Contest 2014 Grand Prize winner for the Favorite 4th of July Recipe category. This is a fun Texas-style twist on a traditional American cheeseburger with tasty fajita toppings. A little spice, some sweet bell peppers, and guacamole make for one killer burger.

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Summer Stuffed Avocados

Summer Stuffed Avocados

Author: Michele W.

2013 All American Recipe Contest - Healthy Summer Recipe Category Grand Prize Winner!

Corn and Blueberry salad mixed with a Mango dressing and served in an Avocado, makes for a wonderful Summer lunch or snack. The combination of flavors is delightful and refreshing.

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Avocado Dessert Whip

Avocado Dessert Whip

Author: Monica W.

I made up this recipe to have a unique way to serve my avocados for a cool summertime treat!

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

Red, White and Chew Firecracker Bangers...

Author: Sandi S.

2013 All American Recipe Contest - Favorite 4th of July Recipe Category Grand Prize Winner!

I'm celebrating our day of American Independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain with a "banged-up" version of an American favorite - a 4th of July hot dog! My tribute is tongue-in-cheek to say the least, with "Bangers" having a double meaning here… 1. the "bang" of fireworks in your mouth comes with the burst of heat from jalapeño peppers in my pickled Avocado-Jicama Relish, and, 2. that "Bangers" are a sausage link served in the U.K. fondly known as part of Bangers & Mash!

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Avocado and Mango Salsa

Avocado and Mango Salsa

Author: Connie Oropeza

2012 California Avocado "All American Recipe Contest" First Prize Winner! This is a fun, simple and colorful recipe, it will add a special touch to almost anything.

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Best Guacamole Ever

Best Guacamole Ever

Author: David Vaughan

A true guacamole recipe handed down from generation to generation.

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Avocado Dijon Pasta Salad

Avocado Dijon Pasta Salad

Author: Gerry S.

2013 All American Recipe Contest - Healthy Summer Recipe Category First Place Winner!

Penne pasta is combined with Dijon mustard and honey. Creamy cubes of avocado are added at the last moment completing this fantastic and easy summer dish.

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Kimchi Style Salsa

Kimchi Style Salsa

Author: Roxanne C.

2013 All American Recipe Contest - Guacamoles, Salsas and Dips Recipe Category First Place Winner!

Pickled vegetables-cabbage, carrot, corn and peppers combine with California avocado for a creative salsa that is great with grilled meats.

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Grilled All American Avocado Pizza

Grilled All American Avocado Pizza

Author: Kadija B.

2013 All American Recipe Contest - Favorite 4th of July Recipe Category First Place Winner!

My Grilled All American Avocado Pizza features fresh California avocado, smoked applewood bacon, juicy tomatoes, red onion and white cheddar cheese. It is deliciously All American and perfect for a 4th of July cookout!

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Jerry

Jerry's Chunky Guacamole

Author: Jerry Brubaker

2012 California Avocado "All American Recipe Contest" Second Prize Winner! This refreshing take on Guacamole is a big hit at parties! In this recipe you don't crush the avacados, rather you dice them in the shells before scooping them into the dish!

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