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The Full Monty Salad (or Sandwich)

The Full Monty Salad (or Sandwich)

Author: Jessica Koslow

This recipe is based in part after the most popular sandwich at Sqirl, The Woodstock. The great thing is that this recipe is meant to be used as a salad you can fix easily and keep in your fridge—or to put between two toasty slices of bread. Either way, it’s delicious. Enjoy this dish knowing that you are getting more than 100% of your daily value of dietary fiber 121% DV, protein 134% DV and folate 190%, plus excellent sources of eight key nutrients including vitamin B1 (50% DV), B2 0.9 mg/70%, B3 29 mg/180%, B5 6 mg/120%, B6 1.6 mg/90%, C 60 mg/70% DV), E (35% DV), K 59 mcg/50% DV).

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Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Sauce

Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Sauce

Author: Sara Forte

A tasty dry rub seasons the grilled wild salmon for these easy-to-make tacos that are topped with a zesty California Avocado sauce. Accented with cabbage, feta cheese and radishes, these fish tacos are uniquely delicious.

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Greenest Goddess Dressing and Dip

Greenest Goddess Dressing and Dip

Author: Liz Prueitt

I’d always thought that green goddess salad dressing was so named for its reliance upon an abundance of tender, bright green herbs but, in fact, it was created at the San Francisco Palace Hotel in 1923, after a popular play of that era, The Green Goddess. Similar to other creamy dressings, it is made with half mayonnaise and half sour cream or yogurt and a large amount of herbs, chief among them being tarragon, a woefully underused herb. The anise-like tarragon and chives or scallions lend a mild bite. I add a ripe avocado to my version! This verdant, refreshing dressing is perfect on crunchy romaine lettuce, but it can also be served as a dip for crudité or boiled, roasted, or fried potatoes and roasted chicken.

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Chicharrones-Encrusted Avocado

Chicharrones-Encrusted Avocado

Author: Liz Prueitt

When I came up with this recipe, I was thinking about things that are encrusted, such as Scotch eggs, potato crusted fish, etc. while eating avocado. The chicharrones seemed like a good idea because of the contrast of crunch and salt.

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Grilled Avocado BLT Salad

Grilled Avocado BLT Salad

Author: Tasting Table Content Studio

There’s almost nothing we love more than an old-school BLT, but sometimes—say, in the heart of summer—it can easily feel like a bit too much. That’s where this recipe comes in. First, sub the dense bread with heads of grilled romaine lettuce, and you have a lighter base that’s just as satisfying as the original. Grill till crisp thick strips of bacon and char hefty slices of California Avocados. Toss on sugar snap peas and vine-ripened heirloom cherry tomatoes—which both offer a satisfying crunch and great acid. Add smoked blue cheese and dress your stunner with a tahini-avocado dressing for a creamy yet guilt-free final note. This recipe provides a high potency of folate (140% DV), vitamin A (160% DV), vitamin B3 17 mg/110% DV and vitamin K 392 mcg/330% DV).

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Easy Matcha Avocado Cheesecake

Easy Matcha Avocado Cheesecake

Author: Tasting Table Content Studio

This version draws inspiration from classic New York deli-style baked cheesecakes and gets an on-trend revamp with matcha powder and California Avocados. The result is sweet, tangy and velvety; in short, everything any cheesecake should be.

Best of all, it’s easy to make and requires very little prep—in fact, the hardest thing you’ll do is wait for it to cool.

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Creamless Fettuccine Alfredo with California Avocados

Creamless Fettuccine Alfredo with...

Author: Tasting Table Content Studio

As far as pasta sauces go, traditional Alfredo presents a tough challenge: It’s at once delicious enough yet far too heavy to eat every day. What’s a carb lover to do? Enter ripe California Avocados, which serve as a nutritious substitute to Alfredo’s traditional cream. By using them strategically, you’ll land yourself a luscious but lighter pasta dish in no time at all.

In this recipe, a good squeeze of lemon gives the avocado sauce a hint of brightness; black pepper lends a touch of spice; chopped parsley and toasted pine nuts add a textural layer; and a sprinkling of Parm offers a nutty, umami-rich finale. With a pasta this good, you’ll soon be twirling the night away.

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California Avocado Grain Bowl

California Avocado Grain Bowl

Author: Tasting Table Content Studio

There's no denying the allure of the grain bowl: It’s fresh, quick, convenient and, perhaps most importantly, beautiful. This summer grain bowl will seriously upgrade your lunch game. The dish begins with a base of red quinoa, from there, roasted Hasselback zucchini, sweet and charred corn, ripe tomatoes, and a colorful variety of radishes pile on an assortment of vibrant textures and flavors. California Avocados sliced on top adds creaminess, and a tangy turmeric dressing is the perfect final touch.

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The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl

The Ultimate Quinoa-Avocado Bowl

Author: Erin McDowell

Crispy kale? Check. Spicy shrimp? Check. Avocado slices, watermelon radishes and quinoa? You betcha. Did we just find your new favorite lunch meal? With 56% DV protein and an excellent source of B vitamins including: B2 0.4 mg/30% DV, B3 11 mg/70% DV, B5 2 mg/40% DV, B6 0.8 mg/45% DV and B12 1.4 mcg/60% DV and all that flavor, we just might have.

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The Definitive Guacamole Recipe

The Definitive Guacamole Recipe

Author: Erin McDowell

If there’s one thing we know in life, it’s how much we love guacamole. It’s undeniable, no matter how you scoop it: with tortilla chips, on top of tacos, as a burger fixing or straight out of the molcajete. But finding that perfect guacamole recipe should basically be a professional sport. (How much lime is really enough lime? And are you supposed to sprinkle in red onion or red-pepper flakes?) We’re here to set the record straight. Behold the definitive recipe for the best guacamole you’ll ever taste.

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Shredded Thai Salad with Avocado

Shredded Thai Salad with Avocado

Author: Erin McDowell

We aren’t exaggerating when we say this might be the prettiest salad you will ever make. Your plate will look like a rainbow of shredded cabbage, peppers and other fresh veggies, topped with vibrant slices of avocado. Prepare for all the Instagram likes.

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Crispy California Avocado Tacos

Crispy California Avocado Tacos

Author: Erin McDowell

Avocados and tacos are always great together. This recipe kicks things up a notch with panko-crusted baked avocado slices and homemade pico de gallo. Nutritiously, look at all this good stuff. These tacos have a high potency of folate (100% DV) and an excellent source of dietary fiber (75% DV), vitamin C (45% DV), iron (40% DV), protein (40% DV), potassium (35% DV) and calcium (20% DV). Enough discussion, though--here’s how to make them.

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Avocado Power Breakfast Smoothie

Avocado Power Breakfast Smoothie

Author: Erin McDowell

Good ole coffee. We love you, but things have changed. It’s not you. It’s just that this delicious breakfast smoothie has stolen our heart. Made with heart-healthy California Avocados, baby spinach and pineapple, it has an excellent source of dietary fiber (46% DV), vitamin A (50% DV), iron (35% DV) and potassium (20% DV) along with a good source of protein (12% DV) and calcium (15% DV).

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Waldorf Avocado Toast

Waldorf Avocado Toast

Author: California Avocado Commission

Enjoy the taste of a classic Waldorf salad featuring heart-healthy California Avocados. This low-sodium, zero cholesterol toast touts an excellent source of vitamin C (50% DV), dietary fiber (32% DV) and a good source of potassium (15% DV).

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Mediterranean Avocado Toast

Mediterranean Avocado Toast

Author: California Avocado Commission

A tasty sample of the Mediterranean diet on an easy-to-make avocado toast. California Avocado hummus, salmon and olives make this a delicious lunch, snack or protein-happy breakfast with an excellent source of protein (40% DV) and vitamin D (60% DV).

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California Avocado Breakfast Bagel

California Avocado Breakfast Bagel

Author: California Avocado Commission

California Avocado toast variations are limited only by the imagination. Here is a simple breakfast bagel idea that is equally delicious for dinner!

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Grilled Trout with California Avocado Watermelon Slaw and Green Goddess Dressing

Grilled Trout with California Avocado...

Author: Chef Brad Cecchi of Canon East

Get outside and fire up the grill! This grilled trout recipe takes full advantage of summer entertaining and the versatility of California Avocados. This dish provides a high potency of vitamin B3 with 16 mg or 100% DV (80% from the trout). Along with 86% DV protein, 32% DV dietary fiber and 35% DV potassium.

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Quinoa Crusted California Avocado Salad

Quinoa Crusted California Avocado Salad

Author: Chef Brad Cecchi of Canon East

Fried food can be a polarizing preference, but this method for making quinoa-crusted California Avocados and pairing them with a tangy tomato relish offers new textures, techniques and unexpected flavors. This avocado salad provides daily values of 43% dietary fiber, 20% potassium, 20% protein, 50% vitamin C, 45% folate, 10% vitamin A and 15% iron.

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California Avocado and Crab Flatbread with Garlic Aioli

California Avocado and Crab Flatbread with...

Author: Sam Zien of Not Not Tacos

This new perspective removes the traditional red sauce of a pizza with an unexpected twist. Through the succulent crab, punch of garlic aioli and the subtle nuttiness of California Avocados, this flatbread creates the perfect dish.

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Pearl Couscous with California Avocado and Crispy Tofu

Pearl Couscous with California Avocado and...

Author: Sam Zien of Not Not Tacos

Vegan-friendly and easy to make-ahead, this on-the-go Israeli-inspired salad serves well as an entrée or accompanying side dish.

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