Monday, May 06, 2013

Avocado Recipes! Say Hello to @MissAvaCado #LuvMexAvocado

Creamy, buttery, smooth, tasty, delicious, and nutritious. I'm all about the avocado and I'm always looking for new and exciting avocado recipes.

Being married to a farmer, of course we grow a lot of our produce and I support buying local food. What we can grow on our own, we do and what we can buy locally, we do. This said, I absolutely love my guac and will eat it too.

Guacamole was one of Little One's favourite foods as a baby. Before she could really talk, she would say, "GA-KA-MO-YEE!!!" to which we knew was her way of asking, "May I please have some guacamole, Mom?"

Not only is the avocado delicious, but it's one of the best first foods for babies, a great brain booster, and fun finger food!

Avocado Recipes Your Family Will Love

I'm not the only one who loves avocado! My husband and daughter cannot resist a burger dressed up with avocado slices or a bowl of sweet coconut-avocado ice cream!

I was in need of a quick lunch, so I threw together a light meal with some ingredients we had from the night before. I diced up some cherry tomatoes, onion, yellow pepper, and the star ingredient - avocado, and added some lemon juice, cilantro, a few cracks of the pepper mill. I also tossed in some crab meat from our sushi night the night before. I never made anything with crab and avocado before, but all of the flavours married together so well. It made for a lovely, refreshing lunch. Above photo: Avocado Crab Salad on Ryvita Crackers.

I make a really delicious Coconut Avocado Smoothie, but saw this recipe on the Avocados from Mexico website. It's a Walnut Key Lime Pie Smoothie! Instead of 3/4 cup of cold water, I used 3/4 cup milk just because my 4 year old likes creamy, thick smoothies. The photo above is of mine and the one below is of Little One's. She says, "I don't like the texture or taste of walnuts."

Little does she know, I ground the 1/3 cup of walnut halves into the smoothie mixture!

I was also curious about the Chocolate-Avocado Cupcakes on the Avocados from Mexico website!  I usually make a Chocolate-Zucchini Cake or Chocolate-Zucchini Brownies, but never Chocolate-Avocado anything! 

The result? Moist, delicious cupcakes. 

Avocado Recipes for everyone

What I love about avocados (apart from the flavour and nutritional value) is how versatile they are. I never used avocados in desserts (with the exception of my avocado ice cream and smoothies). It certainly never occurred to me to add avocados to my baking!

In our home, I use avocados in sandwiches (I love a good chicken, bacon, tomato, avocado, alfalfa sprout sandwich), in sushi (to be correct, it would be maki since sushi is made with raw seafood), in salads, and of course, guacamole!

Avocados would definitely be in my Top 5 favourite things to eat.

Want to know more about Avocados from Mexico? Check out their website here! Chat with them on Facebook and on Twitter too!

Disclosure - Though I have been compensated for this post, all the thoughts and opinions expressed on this blog are honest and my own.


Randa Derkson said...

I'm not a fan of avacado, but I want to try those cupcakes.

Christine McN said...

They're not very noticeable in the cupcakes. My 4 year old, who LOVES avocado, had no idea they were even in there!

Sandy Avvari said...

So many ways to eat avocados! Wow! I'm also interested in those cupcakes...mmmmm
Great post Christine : ) -Sandy @savvari

Christine McN said...

So true! There are SO many ways to eat avocados!! Thanks for visiting the blog and leaving a comment!

That Miss AvaCado is so much fun!

caninecologne said...

Very nice post! Mexico is just 15 minutes south for us, but San Diego is also home to the Avocado Festival (it happened last weekend) in Fallbrook.

Anonymous said...

My little ones love their "apple-cado" too. It just happens that I have a couple soon-to-be-overripe ones right now. I think I'll go make a smoothie! :D

Journeys of The Zoo said...

My entire family eats avocados (right out of the skin) One of my favourite foods.

Smoothies are so convenient, I keep meaning to make them. Never thought to include nuts. Great idea.

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

Kelly @ City Mom said...

Yum! I too am a huge fan of these nutrient packed fruits! They really do go with everything! Your recipes look amazing.

Shannon L said...

I could eat an avocado every day. I like the sound of your salad. Yummy!

Christine McN said...

I am soooooooooooo jealous! Wish we could grow avocados here! If I could, I would!!! Too bad you can't bring me an avocado plant next time you visit! LOL!!!

Christine McN said...

Awwwww! I LOVE that!! "apple-cado"! Cute!

Country Mouse, City Mouse said...

Now we know why LO is such a firecracker! You've done such a good job at introducing her to a wide range of different foods.

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