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Wild Rice Pilaf with California Avocado

Wild Rice Pilaf with California Avocado

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

This easy to make side dish has many Californian flavors, from walnuts, bell peppers, to California avocados. Due to the amount of diverse vegetables and whole grain this recipe is a nutrition powerhouse providing 150% DV vitamin C and an excellent source of fiber providing 36 DV%, vitamin K 60% DV, vitamin B3 50% DV, B5 40% DV and 24% DV protein. It is also a good source with 15% DV vitamins E, B1 and potassium, along with a 10% DV vitamins A and iron.

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California-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

California-Style Stuffed Bell Peppers

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

This stuffed bell pepper recipe is great for meal planning and has a high potency of vitamin C giving more than 2 times you daily value (240 DV%). An excellent source of dietary fiber (29% DV), protein (34% DV), vitamins B3 (60% DV), B6 (60% DV), B5 (40% DV), B2 (30 % DV), A (20% DV), K (25% DV), E (20% DV), folate (30% DV) and potassium (25% DV) while providing a good source of vitamins B1 (15% DV), B12 (15% DV) and iron (10% DV). Stuff bell peppers during the weekend to eat during the week.

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Mashed Cauliflower with California Avocado

Mashed Cauliflower with California Avocado

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

This is a more nutritious alternative to mash potatoes with butter. This recipe contains monounsaturated fat from California Avocados and fiber from the cauliflower and California Avocados. With only six ingredients plus salt and pepper, you get a lot of good nutrients in this dish. Cholesterol free and an excellent source of dietary fiber (39% DV), vitamin C (90% DV), vitamin B5 (60% DV), folate (45% DV), vitamin K (40% DV), vitamin B6 (35% DV), vitamin B2 (25% DV), vitamin B3 (25% DV), vitamin E (20% DV), and potassium (20% DV), plus a good source of protein (10% DV) and vitamin B1 (15% DV).

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California Avocado Cilantro Coulis

California Avocado Cilantro Coulis

Author: Elizabeth Shaw

If you like cilantro, you will love this California Avocado Cilantro Coulis; the sauce that can be used on almost anything! Try it as a dip for sweet potato fries or as a sauce on grilled chicken, pork or fish.

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California Avocado Loaded Sweet Potatoes

California Avocado Loaded Sweet Potatoes

Author: Elizabeth Shaw

A fun, vegan twist on a loaded potato dish, lightened up and loaded with flavor and nutrition! Using sweet potato as the base, Fresh California Avocado is gently folded into the sweet potato to create a buttery-like taste. On top is a flavor-packed mixture of onions, mushrooms, more avocado, and fiber-filled garbanzo beans, dressed up with a delicious California Avocado Cilantro Coulis! Whether you are vegan, vegetarian or have a food allergy, everyone can enjoy this dish, worry free, and rest easy knowing their delivering 110% DV of vitamin A, 54% DV of fiber and 30% DV of potassium to nourish their body!

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Salmon, Avocado, Bulgur & Egg Bowl

Salmon, Avocado, Bulgur & Egg Bowl

Author: Katie Ferraro

Seared salmon and Fresh California Avocado are the stars of this grain bowl that also features a base of seasoned bulgur studded with scrambled egg. Great taste is only half the story as this bowl packs a nutrient punch with key nutrients including 100% of your daily needs for an excellent source of vitamins B6 (100% DV/1.7 mg) and B5 (100% DV/5mg), along with vitamin B12 (200% DV/4.8 mcg). You also get 29% DV dietary fiber, 20% DV vitamin C, 60% DV vitamin D 70% DV/85mcg vitamin K, 20% DV iron, 30% DV potassium and 94% DV protein.

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Bulgur, California Avocado & Egg Bowl

Bulgur, California Avocado & Egg Bowl

Author: Katie Ferraro

Try this simple bowl for a healthy lunch. Fiber (29% DV) from the avocado and bulgur along with protein (22% DV) from the egg ensure this hearty bowl will keep you fueled throughout the day. Bulgur is a quick-cooking whole grain that you can batch cook ahead of time by boiling for 12-15 minutes and then draining off the excess liquid. With scrambled egg, green onions and California Avocado added to the bulgur, this is a whole grain take on a fried rice bowl. Add your favorite protein for a larger meal.

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California Avocado, Egg and Bulgur Breakfast Bowl

California Avocado, Egg and Bulgur...

Author: Katie Ferraro

Fiber (32% DV) from the avocado and bulgur along with protein (22% DV) from the egg ensure this hearty breakfast bowl will keep you fueled throughout the day. Bulgur is a quick-cooking whole grain that you can batch cook ahead of time by boiling for 12-15 minutes and then draining off the excess liquid. Scramble, hard-boil, poach or fry the egg depending on your preference and serve with sriracha or hot sauce to spice things up.

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California Avocado Salmon Bean Salad

California Avocado Salmon Bean Salad

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

This flavorful salad is a perfect for your gut. The yogurt dressing adds probiotics which, when combined with a range of fiber, allows the population of good bacteria in your gut to thrive. One-third (50 g) of a medium California Avocado contains 11% dietary fiber, 30-40% of which is soluble fiber. In addition to that, the salmon and avocado provide good fats. California Avocados are a source of monounsaturated fats while the salmon contains omega-3s, both of which can help fight inflammation.

Overall, this salad is nutrition packed with essential nutrients including more than 100% of your daily value (DV) for vitamin B3 (120% DV), vitamin B12 (220% DV), an excellent source of dietary fiber (29% DV), vitamin C (80% DV), vitamin K (80% DV), potassium (20% DV) and a good source of iron (15% DV).

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California Avocado Yogurt Dressing

California Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

This low-sodium and low-cholesterol yogurt dressing combines probiotics from the Greek yogurt and fiber from the California Avocado, both of which help to maintain gut health. California Avocados contain mono- and polyunsaturated “good” fat, which makes them a great substitute for foods rich in saturated fats. Enjoy this dressing on your favorite salad or as a dip knowing you are getting a good source of vitamin B2 (15% DV), vitamin B12 (15% DV) and vitamin K (15 % DV).

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California Avocado Salmon Lettuce Wrap

California Avocado Salmon Lettuce Wrap

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

This flavorful lettuce wrap is a perfect for your gut. The yogurt dressing adds probiotics which, when combined with the prebiotic fiber allows the population of good bacteria in your gut to thrive.  In addition to that, the salmon and avocado provide good fats. California Avocados are a source of monounsaturated fats while the salmon contains omega-3s, both of which can help fight inflammation.

In addition to that, the salmon and avocado provide good fats. Each wrap is a nutrition powerhouse providing more than 100% daily value (DV) of vitamin K (115 mcg/100% DV), along with an excellent source of dietary fiber (29% DV), 80% DV vitamin C, 20% DV Iron and 20% DV Potassium.

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Mediterranean Falafel Bowl with Fresh California Avocado

Mediterranean Falafel Bowl with Fresh...

Author: Elizabeth Shaw

This Mediterranean-inspired falafel bowl uses Fresh California Avocados and spicy jalapeño to bring these vibrant flavors to life! In place of traditional sesame paste, Fresh California Avocados were swapped to serve as a binder to hold the chickpea batter together, keeping these nut- and seed-free for those with food allergies, while also providing an excellent source of fiber (13 grams or 46% DV) and protein (17 grams or 34% DV). Increase your vegetable intake by serving the falafel patties salad style with chopped butter leaf lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes, and garnish with a traditional Greek yogurt sauce, or create a handheld sandwich and enjoy in a whole grain pita on the fly!

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Butternut Squash Avocado Chocolate Chip Cake

Butternut Squash Avocado Chocolate Chip Cake

Author: Bonnie Taub-Dix

Butternut squash, California Avocado and chocolate chips make this single-layer cake uniquely delicious. It's very moist and lightly sweet, perfect for high tea, brunch, dessert or whenever you like. No frosting needed – dust with powdered sugar if you like. This cake is an excellent source of vitamin A (25% DV)and vitamin E (20% DV).

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Butternut Squash Avocado Muffins

Butternut Squash Avocado Muffins

Author: Bonnie Taub-Dix

These savory muffins combine the natural sweetness of butternut squash, the rich texture of a California avocado and the subtle flavor of coconut. Enjoy this muffin for breakfast alongside a dollop of cottage cheese or serve with steamy bowl of soup. A recipe variation adds chocolate chips to create delicious dessert muffins. These muffins are an excellent source of vitamin A (25% DV)and vitamin E (20% DV).

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California Avocado Pad Thai With Chicken and Carrots

California Avocado Pad Thai With Chicken...

Author: Michelle Dudash, RDN

This all-in-one dish will satisfy your pad Thai noodle craving while delivering plenty of protein and fresh produce. Fresh California Avocados are in peak season March through September, making this the perfect light dinner to enjoy during warmer months or any time of the year. This protein-packed nutrition powerhouse recipe provides an excellent source of protein (30% DV), fiber (25% DV) and folate (25% DV), plus potassium (20% DV), yet with only 480 calories.

California Avocados also act as a “nutrient booster” by helping increase the absorption of fat-soluble nutrients like vitamins A, D, K and E—which is particularly helpful when you’re enjoying foods rich in these nutrients but are low in fat, like vegetables and almost all fruits.

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California Avocado Power Bowl

California Avocado Power Bowl

Author: Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD

This meatless bowl is packed full of vitamins and nutrients to keep you sustained through long days of training. A vegetarian treat that is high in fiber (100% DV) and vitamin K (220% DV). It is also an excellent source of folate (35% DV), vitamin B1 (70% DV), vitamin B2 (60% DV), vitamin B3 (80% DV), vitamin B6 (40% DV), vitamin C (35% DV), vitamin E (45% DV), iron (40% DV) and protein (56% DV). 

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California Avocado White Bean Salad

California Avocado White Bean Salad

Author: Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD

This  vegan salad is an excellent source of dietary fiber (29% DV), folate (30% DV), vitamin B5 (20% DV), vitamin B3 (20% DV), vitamin C (20% DV), iron (20% DV) and potassium (20% DV) and a good source (18% DV) protein.

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California Avocado Pineapple Recovery Smoothie

California Avocado Pineapple Recovery...

Author: Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD

This quick and easy post workout recovery smoothie could also be called a nutrient-packed "recovery smoothie" as it provides good source of fiber (18% DV) and (15% DV) potassium, an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte that helps your nerves function and muscles to contract. For athletes, fluids and electrolytes are recommended before, during and after exercise to sustain total body water. This tasty treat also provides and 90% DV vitamin C and 20% DV calcium to help your body recover.

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Grilled Chicken and Avocado Quinoa Pilaf

Grilled Chicken and Avocado Quinoa Pilaf

Author: California Avocado Commission

Red quinoa pilaf combined with California Avocados, bell peppers, and grilled chicken makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal providing 100% of daily vitamin C needs and 56% DV protein.

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Grilled Mediterranean Salmon with Broccoli Rice Tabbouleh

Grilled Mediterranean Salmon with Broccoli...

Author: California Avocado Commission

This grain-free twist on tabbouleh salad pairs beautifully with Mediterranean-herbed salmon for a heart healthy dinner. We call this healthy recipe our nutrition powerhouse dish because it provides a more than 100% of the daily value of vitamins B3 (18 mg), an excellent source of vitamin C (90% DV), potassium (30% DV), vitamin E (25% DV) and fiber (21% DV). The Dietary Guidelines for American recommend you get more vitamin D in your diet and this dish provides you with 7 mcg or 35% DV.

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