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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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California Avocado and Roasted Beet Salad

California Avocado and Roasted Beet Salad

Author: Chef Mike Fagnoni

Using fresh and local produce like California Avocados alongside at-home pantry staples, this beautiful roasted beet salad can be prepared in under an hour. Easy and tasty aren’t the end of the story for this salad. It is packed with an excellent source of key nutrients including 70% DV vitamin C, 54% DV dietary fiber, 3 mg/60% DV vitamin B5, 0.5 mg/30% DV vitamin B6, and 20% DV potassium while also being cholesterol free.

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Baran’s 2239 BLAT Salad

Baran’s 2239 BLAT Salad

Author: Chef Jason Baran

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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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California Avocado Watermelon Salad

California Avocado Watermelon Salad

Author: Jennifer Lee

This salad combines crisp cucumber, refreshing watermelon and creamy California avocados with a splash of balsamic vinegar for a delicious mix of tastes and textures.

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California Avocado Salad with Spinach and Summer Berries

California Avocado Salad with Spinach and...

Author: Jen Nikolaus

The classic spinach salad gets elevated with Fresh California Avocados, sweet summer berries and a scrumptious Honey, Garlic and Vinegar Dressing.

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California Avocado Cucumber Rolls with Crème Fraiche Pesto

California Avocado Cucumber Rolls with...

Author: Maria Koutsogiannis

This is not your average cucumber roll! A sophisticated appetizer, these California Avocado Cucumber Rolls with Crème Fraiche Pesto are both as pleasing to the palate as to the eye.

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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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California Caesar Salad

California Caesar Salad

Author: California Avocado Commission

California Avocado in the dressing and the salad turns an ordinary Caesar into a California Caesar Salad. What a tasty an nutritious treat providing a good source (10% DV) of key nutrients like dietary fiber , vitamin C , calcium and potassium, along with an excellent source (20% DV) of iron and vitamin A.

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California Coleslaw

California Coleslaw

Author: California Avocado Commission

Fresh, crunchy coleslaw goes creamy and delicious with California Avocado. This coleslaw is not only tasty but packed with nutrition providing key nutrients such as 110% vitamin K of your daily needs (134 mcg), 60% DV vitamin C, 25% DV fiber.

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Charred California Avocado Salad with Pistachio Gremolata

Charred California Avocado Salad with...

Author: Chef Kevin Meehan

California Avocados are not only celebrated for their premium quality; however arguably most valued for their versatility. This innovative recipe stands as the perfect example to the fruit’s wide range for possibility. 

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