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Vegetarian-friendly avocado recipes.

Easy Matcha Avocado Cheesecake

Easy Matcha Avocado Cheesecake

Author: Tasting Table Content Studio

This version draws inspiration from classic New York deli-style baked cheesecakes and gets an on-trend revamp with matcha powder and California Avocados. The result is sweet, tangy and velvety; in short, everything any cheesecake should be.

Best of all, it’s easy to make and requires very little prep—in fact, the hardest thing you’ll do is wait for it to cool.

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Creamless Fettuccine Alfredo with California Avocados

Creamless Fettuccine Alfredo with...

Author: Tasting Table Content Studio

As far as pasta sauces go, traditional Alfredo presents a tough challenge: It’s at once delicious enough yet far too heavy to eat every day. What’s a carb lover to do? Enter ripe California Avocados, which serve as a nutritious substitute to Alfredo’s traditional cream. By using them strategically, you’ll land yourself a luscious but lighter pasta dish in no time at all.

In this recipe, a good squeeze of lemon gives the avocado sauce a hint of brightness; black pepper lends a touch of spice; chopped parsley and toasted pine nuts add a textural layer; and a sprinkling of Parm offers a nutty, umami-rich finale. With a pasta this good, you’ll soon be twirling the night away.

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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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The Definitive Guacamole Recipe

The Definitive Guacamole Recipe

Author: Erin McDowell

If there’s one thing we know in life, it’s how much we love guacamole. It’s undeniable, no matter how you scoop it: with tortilla chips, on top of tacos, as a burger fixing or straight out of the molcajete. But finding that perfect guacamole recipe should basically be a professional sport. (How much lime is really enough lime? And are you supposed to sprinkle in red onion or red-pepper flakes?) We’re here to set the record straight. Behold the definitive recipe for the best guacamole you’ll ever taste.

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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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Crispy California Avocado Tacos

Crispy California Avocado Tacos

Author: Erin McDowell

Avocados and tacos are always great together. This recipe kicks things up a notch with panko-crusted baked avocado slices and homemade pico de gallo. Nutritiously, look at all this good stuff. These tacos have a high potency of folate (100% DV) and an excellent source of dietary fiber (75% DV), vitamin C (45% DV), iron (40% DV), protein (40% DV), potassium (35% DV) and calcium (20% DV). Enough discussion, though--here’s how to make them.

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Avocado Power Breakfast Smoothie

Avocado Power Breakfast Smoothie

Author: Erin McDowell

Good ole coffee. We love you, but things have changed. It’s not you. It’s just that this delicious breakfast smoothie has stolen our heart. Made with heart-healthy California Avocados, baby spinach and pineapple, it has an excellent source of dietary fiber (46% DV), vitamin A (50% DV), iron (35% DV) and potassium (20% DV) along with a good source of protein (12% DV) and calcium (15% DV).

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Waldorf Avocado Toast

Waldorf Avocado Toast

Author: California Avocado Commission

Enjoy the taste of a classic Waldorf salad featuring heart-healthy California Avocados. This low-sodium, zero cholesterol toast touts an excellent source of vitamin C (50% DV), dietary fiber (32% DV) and a good source of potassium (15% DV).

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California Avocado Breakfast Bagel

California Avocado Breakfast Bagel

Author: California Avocado Commission

California Avocado toast variations are limited only by the imagination. Here is a simple breakfast bagel idea that is equally delicious for dinner!

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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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Green California Smoothie

Green California Smoothie

Author: California Avocado Commission

California Avocados and frozen fruit or veggies make delicious, creamy smoothies in an instant. Using baby spinach or kale along with banana and pineapple, this low-sodium smoothie is a nutrition powerhouse providing more than 100% of your vitamin C daily value (110% DV) and vitamin K (130% DV), along with an excellent source of dietary fiber (36% DV).

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California Avocado and Lemon Crème Fraiche Soup

California Avocado and Lemon Crème Fraiche...

Author: Chef Mike Fagnoni

The bright flavors of homemade preserved lemon enhance the creamy texture of California Avocados in this chilled soup. Thanks to its unique preparation, this dish provides the perfect opportunity for any at-home chef to experiment with more complex cooking techniques. Serving family and friends deliciousness and good nutrition including four essential nutrients: 231 mg/25% DV vitamin A, 42 mg/45% DV vitamin C, 5 mg/35% DV vitamin E, 58 g/50% DV vitamin K along with 64% DV dietary fiber, 30% DV potassium and 20% DV protein.

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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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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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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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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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