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

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!


  1. 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!

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

  3. I like em with a sprinkle of salt! Yum!

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

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

  6. I liked you on facebook

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

  8. 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!!

  9. 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!

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

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

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

  13. I followed & tweeted!

  14. 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!!!!!!

  15. Also following on Instagram :)

  16. 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

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

  18. 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!

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

  20. I twitter follow LV&Y and tweeted.

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

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

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

  24. I Facebook Like Love Veggies & Yoga

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

  26. I facebook like you!

  27. I “like” you on facebook.

  28. I Facebook like California Avocados Direct.com

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

  30. I like California Avocados Direct on facebook!

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

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

  33. I stumble Follow LV&Y & stumble this.

  34. I’m following you on Instagram now:)

  35. On sandwiches!

  36. I like Love, Veggies, and Yoga on Facebook!

  37. I follow you on Instagram!

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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 :)

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

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