Avocado Recipes & Giveaway

I just received a beautiful shipment of fuerte avocados from CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com

I’ve posted previously about CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com and mentioned that it’s a family farm and how each avocado is inspected, hand-selected, and hand-picked before it’s shipped to consumers.

The Holtz family avocado farm in 1973

The farm in 2010

Here are some of my favorite recipes using avocados:

Avocado, Cream Cheese, and Salsa-Stuffed Puff Pastries (with a vegan option)

What’s not to love about squishy warm avocado, with melted cream cheese, flavored with two kinds of salsa to give the bites just a touch of sweet from the mango salsa and a kick from the green salsa verde.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Ice Cream (Raw, Vegan, GF)

You cannot “taste” the avocado.  Trust me on this one; it’s really rich, creamy, sweet, and very ice cream-like.

People write to me frequently telling me how much they love this healthier recipe for ice cream.  And that their unsuspecting husbands and kids do, too.

Cheater’s Guacamole

3 minute recipe.  No veggie, onion, or garlic chopping required.

Vanilla Avocado Banana Smoothie in a Bowl

Sweet, creamy, pudding-like.  Or thin it out a bit more and drink it with a straw like a smoothie.

Raw Vegan Chocolate Mousse (Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free)

This recipe takes 2 minutes to make and when I bring it to a party, no one ever guesses what the secret ingredient is, and it’s instantly devoured by all.  People tell me they prefer it to traditional chocolate mousse made with boiling cream and sugar.

Would you like to win a shipment of creamy, delicious  fuerte avocados from CaliforniaAvocadosDirect.com that have just come into season and are being hand-picked right now at their peak?

To Enter the Giveaway:

1. Tell me your favorite way to eat or use avocados?

or

Tell me about a great recipe that uses avocados.

2. For a second entry, Twitter Follow LV&Y and and then tweet the following:

“I entered to win free Avocados in the @LoveVeggiesYoga Avocado Giveaway http://tiny.cc/qek00″

3. For extra entries and you must leave a separate comment for each:

Facebook Like Love Veggies & Yoga

Facebook Like California Avocados Direct.com

Pinterest Follow Me & Re-Pin Something of Mine

Instagram Follow Me

Stumble Follow LV&Y & Stumble This

or post this Giveaway on your blog

Contest ends Saturday, January 14, 2012 and winner will randomly be chosen.

Open to continental U.S. readers only

Comment below to enter!

   

377 Responses to “Avocado Recipes & Giveaway”

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    Dolce — January 11, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    My personal favorite way to use avocados is the smush then on wraps and then put spinach, a cut up black bean burger, sliced tomato and cucumber, and drizzled with yougurt ranch. Mmmm!

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    Dolce — January 11, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I tweeted!

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    Dolce — January 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I follow you on pinterest & pinned many things of yours!

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    Lauren — January 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I like em with a sprinkle of salt! Yum!

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance — January 11, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Avocados in the mail!? Yes please!!! My favorite way is as a salad topping :)

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance — January 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I liked them on FB :)

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance — January 11, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    I tweeted~!

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    Jen — January 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I love avocados on everything.. especially guac and on turkey sandwiches though. :)

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance — January 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I like you on FB :)

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    Jen — January 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I liked you on facebook

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    Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance — January 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I follow you on Instagram!

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    Jen — January 11, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I am following you on Pinterest, and pinned your white chocolate snack bars

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    Eva — January 11, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    honestly, it doesn’t get much better than just adding ripe avocado to a salad or sandwich — you don’t need any sort of cheese or dressing if there’s avocado!!

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    Erica — January 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    SO timely! I’m actually thinking of making avocados the next food I introduce to Ms. Kaylin! I like to eat them on top of salads- so good!

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    Jesse @ HGLV — January 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I love avocados in guacamole – my absolute favorite! PS – I liked you on facebook. :)

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    Erin D — January 11, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I ♥ avocados! My favorite way to eat them is on any kind of sandwich…particularly with some cilantro-mayonnaise and Laughing Cow swiss cheese! :)

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    Meagan — January 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I love avocado on my salads and tortilla soups! or plain…

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    Meagan — January 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I followed & tweeted!

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    Jenn's Adventures — January 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    My absolutely favorite way to eat an avocado is to simply slice it in half, take a knife and slice it, sprinkle salt & pepper on it and put 1-2 tablespoons of freshly made salsa — SO GOOD!!!!!!

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    Meagan — January 11, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    Also following on Instagram :)

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    Megan — January 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Yum, I love avocados and would love to win these, the ones in my grocery store lately have looked less than fresh! My favorite way to eat avocado is either on a sprouted grain english muffin with goat cheese and smoked salmon, or a simple salad of avocado, grape tomatoes, mozzerella, and a citrus vinegarette

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    Erin D — January 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I “liked” Love Veggies & Yoga on Facebook! :)

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    Cindy B. — January 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    My ABSOLUTELY favorite way to eat or use avocados is Guacamole! I can’t seem to get enough of it!! I put it on just about everything!

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    Jenn's Adventures — January 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I follow you on twitter & I tweeted about your giveaway! https://twitter.com/#!/JennsAdventures/status/157233205295054849

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    Erin D — January 11, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    I Facebook “liked” California Avocados Direct.com! :)

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    Cindy B. — January 11, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I twitter follow LV&Y and tweeted.

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    Jenn's Adventures — January 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I posted your giveaway on my blog’s sidebar for others to see and enter!

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    Erin D — January 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I am following you on Pinterest, and repinned your Orange Pushup Smoothie recipe! :)

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    Jenn's Adventures — January 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I like you on facebook!

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    Anna — January 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I am lazy and just love to eat avocados plain on tortilla chips!

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    Cindy B. — January 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I Facebook Like Love Veggies & Yoga

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    Liz — January 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I love them in salad! or just about any way.

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    Anna — January 11, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I facebook like you!

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    Liz — January 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I “like” you on facebook.

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    Cindy B. — January 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I Facebook like California Avocados Direct.com

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    Karlee — January 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    my favorite way to eat avocados is in guac! mmmm, or in a creamy avocado sauce with pasta.

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    Jenn's Adventures — January 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I like California Avocados Direct on facebook!

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    Jenn's Adventures — January 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I follow you on Pinterest!

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    Cindy B. — January 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I Pinterest follow you & Re-Pin something of yours.

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    Sarah H.P. — January 11, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Favorite way to enjoy avocadoes has to be in homemade guacamole! Chips, salsa, and guac, it’s a wonderful snack!

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    Cindy B. — January 11, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I stumble Follow LV&Y & stumble this.

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    Jenn's Adventures — January 11, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I’m following you on Instagram now:)

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    Megan — January 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    On sandwiches!

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    Sarah H.P. — January 11, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I like Love, Veggies, and Yoga on Facebook!

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    Sarah H.P. — January 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I follow you on Instagram!

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    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes — January 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    You have no idea how much I want to win this giveaway. I can not pick out an avocado to save my life. I like pairing avocado with curry and spicy things.

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    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes — January 11, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Tweeted! Fun recipes.

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    Richa@HobbyandMore — January 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    ooooh i love that icecream and the fact that unsuspecting husbands cannot figure out what it is!:))
    I already like you on fb!

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    Krissy @ Krissy's Creations — January 11, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Avocados are the best in CA. Nothing compared to anywhere else. Your recipes looks fantastic! I’m in love with Avocado — My favorite way to to eat it is slathered on toast with lemon and ground pepper. Simple yet delicious :)

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    Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries — January 11, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    i love mashed up avocado with garlic salt and pepper atop whole wheat toast. yum!

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