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?


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!


  1. I LOVE avocados so much. I just made a Cranberry Avocado salsa for Christmas and it was unbelievable: Here’s the link to the recipe: http://fitnessandfeta.com/2011/12/29/three-appetizers-for-thursday/

    Great giveaway!

  2. I also liked your Facebook page :)

  3. I am a AVOCADO-HOLIC. Weird, right?

    Most of the time I like to cut my avocado into wedges and dip in some honey. May not sound to appetizing, but it is truly amazing. Perfect snack item too.

    I also love a piece of whole-wheat toast topped with mashed avocado. Such a dream come true.

  4. I love eating avocado with black beans, lime, and cilantro. Yum Yum!

  5. I also Instagram follow!

  6. I like eating avacados plain with a spoon! Holy yum!

  7. I instagram follow

  8. I repinned on pintrest

  9. Nd I Facebook like

  10. My favorite way to eat avocados is with a little bit of pepper and a spoon. Mmmmmmm.

  11. i like you on facebook

  12. i liked them on facebook (i can’t get a decent avocado around here for anything)

  13. I love making guacamole. My favorite “restaurant” dish, though is a chicken & cheese stuffed DEEP FRIED avocado. It’s heaven!

  14. I follow you on Instagram! :)

  15. I pile it on top of my vegan chili! The secret ingredient? OJ. :)

  16. I love avocado mashed on toast with a little salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. So simple, yet also decadently delicious.

  17. Also follow/repin you on Pinterest!

  18. omg I want fresh avocados more than anything right now! I’ve just been CRAVING fresh guac or ANYTHING with avocados! I think Chipotle’s guacamole is the best stuff I’ve ever had in my life. It’s the only reason I go there!

  19. I already LOVE you on facebook! ;)

  20. I already follow you on Instagram!

  21. I repinned your Christmas CRACK!

  22. I eat avocado’s with tomato’s with a bit of pepper that’s how I eat avocados.

  23. Followed you on Pinterest and repinned the pickle rollups.

  24. Liked Love Veggies and Yoga on Facebook.

  25. Liked California Avocados Direct on Facebook.

  26. I love avocados on everything! I eat them plan, on my scrambled eggs, mixed with my pasta and oil. Loving the ice cream recipe you mentioned. Can’t wait to try it.

  27. ahhh california avocados are the best things in the world!!! so creamy and good =)

  28. My husband makes the best guacamole I’ve ever had. I’ve been invited to Girls Night Out functions and been asked to bring it before. Not sure they want me or the guac more! :)

  29. There’s not much better than a warm piece of toast with a schmear of cream cheese, mashed avocado and a sprinkle of salt. Yum.

  30. I looooooove guacamole!!!!

  31. I follow you on twitter and tweeted!!!

  32. I like you on facebook!

  33. I love them with a squeeze of lime on toasty whole grain bread and a pinch of salt. UMMMM, is it time for lunch yet??

  34. Following you on Pinterest and repinned Arnold Palmer Jello shots. Happy Friday!

  35. I Like California Avocados Direct.com on Facebook

  36. I LIKE Love Veggies & Yoga on Facebook

  37. I love them made into pudding, or put on bread for a sandwich. Or on my face as a masque!

  38. i love avocados in raw, vegan, chocolate silk pies!

    katherinedibello (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. I love to mix avocado, fresh chipotle powder, salt and lime (and sometimes Mama Tutu’s Hot Sauce). I mash it together and eat them with carrots and celery. I have had this everyday for lunch.

  40. I love avocados! I eat them plain, with a pinch of salt, in salads, and in chocomole! I LOOOOOVVVEEE chocomole!

  41. And I like you on Facebook!

  42. Besides guacamole, my favorite use is in Angela’s creamy avocado pasta!

  43. 91% Chocolate Lover Reply

    Mash avocado on bread with sambal oelek…the warmth of the spice combines with the butteriness of the avocado

  44. Guacamole all the way!

  45. I love avocados in salads and sandwiches, but I could eat guacamole everyday!

  46. I like eating avocado on toast with a little salt and pepper!

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