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Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad

Avocado Caprese Pasta Salad

Author: Shawn Syphus

You'll want to put this colorful and delicious pasta salad on the menu for your next get together!

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Nordic Guacamole

Nordic Guacamole

This very simple guacamole is a California twist on the flavors of the Nordic diet. It is delicious for dipping or can be used as a spread on sandwiches or topping for grilled fish.

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Cauliflower Couscous with California Avocado

Cauliflower Couscous with California Avocado

Author: California Avocado Commission

Made with cauliflower rice which has less calories than rice (white rice almost 5 times the calories/brown rice more than 4 times the calories) this heart-healthy couscous is delicious and nutritious providing an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C along with a good source of potassium.

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Tropical Avocado Breakfast Parfait

Tropical Avocado Breakfast Parfait

Author: California Avocado Commission

This good-for-you breakfast provides a good source of protein and potassium along with an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber and good fats from avocados. All the sweetness you need comes from fresh fruit and yogurt, so there’s no sugar added.

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Green Gazpacho with Kimchi

Green Gazpacho with Kimchi

Author: California Avocado Commission

California Avocados come together with cucumbers and yellow tomatoes to make a beautiful chilled soup. Full of antioxidant vitamin C, and fiber, this hydrating powerhouse is topped with kimchi for a kick of spice. 

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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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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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California Avocado Tabbouleh

California Avocado Tabbouleh

Author: Dave Woolley, CD Culinary Approach, Denver, CO

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California Avocado Shishito Pepper “Relleno”

California Avocado Shishito Pepper “Relleno”

Author: Dave Woolley, CD Culinary Approach, Denver, CO

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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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Smoked Chicken and Baby Kale with Creamy California Avocado Dressing

Smoked Chicken and Baby Kale with Creamy...

Author: Chef Anthony Chin

Kale salad gets a cool California twist with creamy California Avocado dressing and fresh smoky California Avocado. Add smoked chicken that you’ve made in your own backyard, or store-bought rotisserie chicken, for a complete meal.

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Asian Brown Rice Noodle Salad with California Avocados

Asian Brown Rice Noodle Salad with...

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 (28% DV) and a good source of protein (10% DV). For a gluten-free alternative, try gluten-free noodles and gluten-free soy sauce or tamari.

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Smashed Avocado Tartine with Charred Green Garlic & Roasted Poblano

Smashed Avocado Tartine with Charred Green...

Author: Sam Goinsalvos

Locally baked sourdough bread and fresh California avocados pair together in this irresistible tartine that’s light enough for breakfast and hearty enough for lunch. Topped with vibrant charred green garlic and corn nuts for texture, this isn’t your average avocado toast.

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Roasted Potato Salad with California Avocados and Caramelized Onions

Roasted Potato Salad with California...

Author: Marji Morrow

Red potatoes, chiles and onion roast together in the oven to bring out a caramelized flavor that combines beautifully with Fresh California Avocados to make a delicious vegan potato salad.

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Grilled Artichokes with California Avocado

Grilled Artichokes with California Avocado

Author: Chef Pink of Bacon & Brine, Solvang California

Two California-grown favorites, artichokes and avocado, combine deliciously in this vegan recipe.

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Cheese Grits with California Avocado

Cheese Grits with California Avocado

Delectable cheesy grits topped with creamy California Avocado cubes. 

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Chunky Hatch Chile Guacamole Stuffed Potato Cups

Chunky Hatch Chile Guacamole Stuffed...

Author: Melissa's Produce

Melissa's Baby Dutch Yellow® Potatoes stuffed with fresh guacamole made with New Mexico Hatch Chiles, Roma Tomatoes, Garlic, Cilantro and Pomegranate Arils. 

Recipe created by: Chef Tom Fraker

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