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

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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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    Sarah @ pão e queijo — January 12, 2012 at 8:34 am

    I’m also a fan of LV&Y on Fb (as pão e queijo blog).

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    Jules — January 12, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Liked california avocados direct on facebook.

    Oh! Another thing I love to do with avocados (when I’m being unhealthy) is to mash one up on top of a bagel then add salt, pepper and cayenne. So good!

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    Kalyn — January 12, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I love to slice them up and put them on sandwiches or in burritos!

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    Bree — January 12, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Avocados are the best!

    Here’s my recipe for Pomegranate Guac:

    http://stayskinnymommy.blogspot.com/2011/12/roasted-poblano-and-pomegranate.html

    I will like you on FB!

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    Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo — January 12, 2012 at 8:46 am

    To be cliche, I love guacamole, but raw carob avocado pudding is quite good!

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    Jean — January 12, 2012 at 9:38 am

    It’s hard to pick a favorite recipe or one favorite way to eat avocados. I love them anyway I can get them!! I eat them pretty much every single day with eggs for breakfast, so I guess I’ll have to go with that!

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    Amber K — January 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I love avocados the best when they are make my smoothies super thick and creamy. I’ve also tried your avocado ice cream and even using it to make vegan chocolate frosting. Delicious!

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    Amber K — January 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

    I tweeted the giveaway!

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    Amber K — January 12, 2012 at 10:06 am

    I follow you on Pinterest.

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    Amber K — January 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

    I like you on Facebook. :)

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    Jaime W — January 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

    My fave way of eating avocados is in a green smoothie in the mornings with other green vegetables and a little lemon juice. Nice way to kick start the day… although I am very excited to try that ice cream recipe! My husband and I are on the raw food detox diet and that sounds like a yummy way to get a treat in! I could probably eat avocados in everything, I just love them and this giveaway is such a nice way to get the goodness they offer! Thank you!

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    Jaime W — January 12, 2012 at 10:18 am

    I follow you on Twitter and tweeted about your giveaway (@jmwhitlock)

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    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles — January 12, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Guacamole is by far my favorite avocado use, but I want to try it in a smoothie instead of banana!

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    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles — January 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I tweeted!

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    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles — January 12, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I Facebook like you!

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    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles — January 12, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Stumbled!

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    Tracy — January 12, 2012 at 10:29 am

    My favorite way to eat an avocado is simple: avocado slices on top of a bagel with a shmear of cream cheese and a sprinkle of sea salt (also how I like to eat fresh tomatoes in the summer, minus the cream cheese).

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    Sonia the Mexigarian — January 12, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I love avocados in their simplist form. Smeared on a fresh tortilla. That is just heaven right there.

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    Sonia the Mexigarian — January 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I tweeted!!

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    Sonia the Mexigarian — January 12, 2012 at 10:51 am

    I am now following you on twitter :)

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    Kait — January 12, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Guacamole or just diced up on a salad! Keepin it simple!

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    Jessica D — January 12, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I love avocados and have ever since I had the chance to live in Mexico. I like to take 1/4 avocado and slice it thinly, then put it on top of salad with some grapefruit segments and drizzle it all with agave, lemon juice, and sriracha sauce. YUM.

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    tam — January 12, 2012 at 11:53 am

    My favorite way to eat avocados is making fantastic guacamole then layering in a Mexican dip with refried beans, sour cream, salsa and cheese.

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    Amanda — January 12, 2012 at 11:59 am

    Salt, pepper, and a fork!

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    Bridget — January 12, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    I love guacamole and to use avocados on sandwiches; but most often I just slice them and eat them!

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    Bridget — January 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I “like” Love Veggies and Yoga on FB!

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    Bridget — January 12, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I “like” California Avocados Direct.com on FB!

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    Ashley — January 12, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I have recently started eating cheese omelettes with guacamole and it is DELICIOUS!

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    Theodora — January 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    My favorite way to eat avocadoes is in guacamole!

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    Theodora — January 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Already follow you on twitter, and tweeted.

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    Melissa H. — January 12, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I love to slice them up and put them on sandwiches!

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    Alyssa — January 12, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    haven’t tried them in dessert yet- guacamole is my favorite way to eat!

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    Alyssa — January 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    followed & tweeted this give-away!

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    Alyssa — January 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    facebook like’d LV&Y!

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    Alyssa — January 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    following on pinterest! (:

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    Lisa @ The Splattered Apron — January 12, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    My favorite way to eat avocado is with just a sprinkling of sea salt. Delicious!

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    Alyssa — January 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    stumble follow’d & stumble’d this (:

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    Lauren — January 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I love avocados on everything, especially a kale salad!

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    Lauren — January 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Tweeted: @laurenginger

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    Lauren — January 12, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    I already fb fan your page! ;)

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    Lauren — January 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I liked them on fb

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    Tina M — January 12, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I like to mixed them with corn

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    Kristen — January 12, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    I love slices of avocado on top of my veggie burger!

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    shannon — January 12, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    love to make chocolate pudding, or the chile choc tart I made this past fall… yum!
    http://tri2cook.blogspot.com/2011/10/chile-chocolate-tart.html

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    shannon — January 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    follow you and tweeted!

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    Melissa H. — January 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    I like you on Facebook!

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    Melissa H. — January 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I like California Avocados Direct on Facebook!

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    Melissa H. — January 12, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    I stumbled your post! (melissahuie)

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