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California Avocado Hash Browns

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:

2 min

Cook time:

8 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
380 Calories
26 g Fat
4 g Fiber
800 mg Sodium
34 g Carbs
California Avocado Hash Browns


Hash browns done California style with delicious, nutritious California Avocados and topped with sour cream, salsa and cilantro make this dish for vegetarian and gluten-free diets. In addition to great taste, the addition of the avocados adds to the healthfulness of this breakfast dish providing an excellent source (20% DV) of potassium, vitamin E and B5, along with a good source of dietary fiber (14% DV), protein (12% DV), 15% DV of folate and vitamin B 3 along with 10% DV of iron, vitamins K and B6. If you choose to pass on the sour cream, it great for a vegan diet. Enjoy!


Serves: 4

1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and diced
1 1/2 lbs. frozen shredded hash browns with onion*
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/8 tsp. sea salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper, or to taste
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup prepared tomato salsa
1 Tbsp. chopped cilantro, optional

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  1. Gently mix lemon juice with avocado; reserve.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat oil. Add potatoes and cook, turning frequently, until tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Gently fold avocado into hash browns and continue cooking until well browned, about 3 minutes. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Top each serving with sour cream, salsa and cilantro, if using.

Serving Suggestion: Serve alongside your favorite cooked eggs for breakfast or with ham or grilled veggies for dinner.

Beverage Pairing: Cup of coffee, orange juice or water with a slice of lemon.

*If you cannot find frozen hash browns with onions, add ¼ cup chopped onions, sautéed.

**Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 380
Total Fat 26 g (Sat 5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 9 g, Mono 9 g)
Cholesterol 10 mg
Sodium 800 mg
Potassium 997 mg
Total Carbohydrates 34 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Total Sugar 4 g
Protein 6 g

Vitamin A 28 mcg; Vitamin C 7 mg; Calcium 31 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 54 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to enhance the premium positioning of California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities. California avocados are commercially cultivated with uncompromising dedication to quality and freshness, by more than 3,000 growers in the Golden State. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California avocados and the California avocado industry.


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