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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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Curried Sweet Potato Noodle Salad

Curried Sweet Potato Noodle Salad

Author: California Avocado Commission

A sweet and spicy fruit and vegetable salad that features crisp sweet potato "noodles" with apples and a creamy curry avocado dressing. You can enjoy this recipe knowing you are getting less of what you don't need (cholesterol free and on 4 mcg of sodium) and more of what you do need; an excellent source of fiber and calcium and a good source of potassium and protein.

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Tofu-Vegetables & Avocado Breakfast Scramble

Tofu-Vegetables & Avocado Breakfast Scramble

Author: California Avocado Commission

A vegan, hearty and nutritious fruit and veggie-packed breakfast with a cholesterol-free eggless scramble. Provides an excellent source of protein (24% DV).

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Gluten-Free Avocado Bean-LT Toast

Gluten-Free Avocado Bean-LT Toast

Author: California Avocado Commission

This savory gluten free avocado-toast recipe is a vegan alternative to the traditional BLT sandwich. The creamy avocado, chunky white bean mash, tomato and crunchy romaine on toast makes a filling, fresh and nutritious snack, breakfast or lunch. Plant-based protein, veggies and healthy fats all in one. 

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California Avocado Tri-Color Potato Salad

California Avocado Tri-Color Potato Salad

Author: California Avocado Commission

This tricolor potato salad is mayo-free and full of nutrients. It has a classic potato salad flavor with a fun twist from the addition of creamy avocado chunks and a tangy and slightly sweet non-fat Greek yogurt garlic-dill dressing.

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Grilled Avocado Mango Guacamole

Grilled Avocado Mango Guacamole

Author: California Avocado Commission

Grilling avocado takes guacamole to a whole new level intensifying its rich, buttery flavor. The sweet and juicy grilled mango pairs perfectly with the warm dip and balances out its spiciness. 

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California Avocado Kiwi Relish

California Avocado Kiwi Relish

Author: California Avocado Commission

This tangy, sweet and spicy relish made with our easy quick-pickling method is the perfect addition to fresh fish, tacos, hot dogs, burgers, sandwiches, or can simply be enjoyed with chips. With an excellent source of vitamin C and a good source of fiber, you can feel good about this topper!  

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Fruity Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Fruity Avocado Smoothie Bowl

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

This creamy, fruity bowl is perfect for a spring breakfast. With spinach, pineapple, and avocado, this smoothie bowl delivers an antioxidant punch of vitamins A, C and E to get your day started right. This breakfast contains a high potency of vitamin C (100% DV) and vitamin K (370% DV). It is also an excellent source of fiber, vitamin B1 through B6, vitamin A and E, calcium, iron, folate and potassium.

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Egg and Avocado Spring Salad

Egg and Avocado Spring Salad

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

Zesty greens and radishes pair with tasty avocado and egg is this quick and easy salad. Enjoy this low sodium salad as meal or a side dish. Either way it is packed with 10 g of protein and is an excellent source of fiber, folate, vitamin A, vitamin B2, B3, B5, B6, B12 and vitamin C.

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Chicken Albondigas Soup

Chicken Albondigas Soup

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

In Spanish-speaking countries, albondigas means meatballs. Typically, albondigas are something that your grandmother makes. This easy recipe brings together flavors from South America and the United States from cilantro to California avocado. It is also packed with 32 g of protein and offers an excellent source of fiber, vitamin A, B2, B5, B6, B12, C, K and potassium.

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Creole Jambalaya With California Avocado Yogurt Sauce

Creole Jambalaya With California Avocado...

Author: Manuel Villacorta, MS, RD

This dish is a perfect blend of deep South spice and cool West Coast flavors. Creole spices are perfect for seasoning any kind of food. Here, we dig deep into the New Orleans spirit and spice things up with a delicious shrimp and andouille chicken sausage Jambalaya topped with a cool, creamy California Avocado Yogurt Sauce for a perfect balance of flavors.

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California Avocado, Tofu and Brown Rice Noodles Salad

California Avocado, Tofu and Brown Rice...

Author: Michelle Dudash, RDN

This dish may very well become your warm weather go-to salad as a main or side dish. California Avocados add creaminess, fresh orange adds bright acidity and juicy sweetness, and toasted sesame seeds add a crunchy earthy taste. Nutritionally, this low-sodium salad is an excellent source of vitamin C (40% DV), vitamin K (30% DV) and dietary fiber (32% DV). For a gluten-free alternative, try gluten-free noodles and gluten-free soy sauce or tamari.

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