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Kicked-Up California Avocado Margarita

Total time:

10 min

Prep time:


Cook time:

10 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
470 Calories
12 g Fat
9 g Fiber
1340 mg Sodium
53 g Carbs
Kicked-Up California Avocado Margarita


This avocado margarita may not be the first thing that springs to mind when you think of standard cocktails. But let me tell you something… this is one of the best blended margaritas I’ve ever had the pleasure to guzzle down.


Serves: 2

1 1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. ancho (or regular) chili powder
2 lime wedges
1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cut into chunks
1 1/2 cups crushed ice
3 oz. lime juice
2 tsp. agave nectar
4 oz. Tequila
2 oz. triple sec
3 sprigs cilantro
2 lime wedges, for garnish

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


  1. On a plate, mix together the salt and chili pepper.
  2. Run a lime wedge around the rim of each margarita glass and turn each glass upside down into salt mixture, twisting gently until the rim is completely coated.
  3. In a blender, combine the avocado, crushed ice, agave nectar, tequila, triple sec and cilantro sprigs; blend until smooth.
  4. Pour the margarita into the prepared glasses. Garnish the rims of the glasses with lime wedges. Serve.

*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.

Copyright © 2013, Dara Michalski

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 470
Total Fat 12 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 7 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 1340 mg
Potassium 590 mg
Total Carbohydrates 53 g
Dietary Fiber 9 g
Total Sugar 31 g
Protein 3 g

Vitamin A 442 IU; Vitamin C 59 mg; Calcium 82 mg; Iron 1.4 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 84 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.12 g

% Daily Value*: Total Fat 18%; Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 100%; Calcium 8%; Iron 8%

*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

Dara Michalski, a Canadian (“Canuck”) living in the United States, is the recipe developer and photographer behind the healthy recipe and running site, Cookin’ Canuck. Dara has been sharing her easy, innovative and healthy recipes with her readers since April 2009. More recently, she started writing about her adventures with running, including her first marathon. Starting in September 2011, Dara’s cooking and view on health went through a transformation, leading to a 30-pound weight loss and a new dedication to moderation in eating and exercise. She believes that healthy eating doesn’t need to equal boring food!

Dara is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.


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