Cinco de Swap with Avocados from Mexico and $100 Gift Card Giveaway

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Last Friday night four Chicago area bloggers gathered together to experience Cinco de Swap with Avocados from Mexico. We each made an avocado dish (or two) to pass and share. There was one blogger who had never tried avocados before. The majority of us were trying new recipes from avocado macaroni and cheese, avocado ice cream, guacamole and avocado fries. For some fabulous photos of the dishes served visit Frosted Fingers!

Did you know that avocados from Mexico are available all year round? I didn’t know this. I also didn’t know this when I chose a recipe for BLT sandwiches:

Fresh avocado in sandwiches, on toast or substituted as a spread in place of many other popular foods may help reduce your intake of calories, fat, saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.

Avocado BLT and Turkey Sandwich

I also did not know that one ounce (3 slices) of an avocado has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a good choice to help meet nutrient needs! I find that amazing.

However, I did know that avocados are full of good fats our bodies need. One of the reasons I would feed it to my little ones as babies – my older girls to this day love avocados. It makes for a very easy to prepare meal. Just wash it, cut it open, de-pit it and start spooning baby bites into baby’s (or your) mouth! Easy peasy! Our younger crew didn’t even notice the avocados on the avocado BLT turkey sandwiches.

Avocado Fries Cinco de Mayo

Not very many in my family liked the avocado fries. I thought they tasted good, but liked Michelle’s (of Honestly and Truly) idea of serving them with a yummy dip.

Avocado Recipes

Here’s the link to the recipe that inspired our Avocado Fries. However, we did not fry them, we baked them and we used olive oil instead of canola oil. We also used regular bread crumbs seasoned with our own spices.

Our Avocado BLT Turkey Sandwich was inspired by this Turkey Avocado Bacon Sandwich recipe.

You can visit www.theamazingavocado.com for more recipes and nutritional
information.

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197 comments

  1. Janice says:

    This recipe looks really good to try – Smoked Turkey Sausage Tex Mex Style Pizza on http://www.theamazingavocado.com/featured-recipes/smoked-turkey-sausage-tex-mex-style-pizza/#.UYs8FqJOOSo.

  2. marissa maestas says:

    I dont do any special recipes with avacados, I just like them on sandwiches and salads.

  3. Derek Timm says:

    The only way we eat it is in guacamole

  4. Crystal F says:

    The only way we’ve ever had them is as guacamola. Thank you!

  5. tracey byram says:

    Big Hit Avocado Dog, Gluten-Free Philadelphia-Inspired Cheese Steak Taquitos with Avocado Cream, Tuna Salad Stuffed Avocado Halves

  6. Douglas Houston says:

    Avocado Humus with toasted pita chips

  7. Erica C. says:

    I don’t have any recipes but I do love some guac!

  8. I love avocados in a chicken or shrimp tortilla soup.

  9. Angela Cash says:

    My favorite way to prepare avocado is to cut in half and chargrill. Then fill with mango salsa and serve with homemade blue corn tortilla chips.

  10. Virginia Rowell says:

    This one looks good:
    Avocado Potato Salad Recipe
    Recipe provided by the California Avocado Commission
    Serves:
    Ingredients:
    1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
    2 tsp. finely chopped fresh garlic
    3/4 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup olive oil
    1 1/2 qts. diced, cooked red new potatoes
    1 cup diced celery
    1 cup chopped sweet onion
    2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados
    1/2 cup chopped cilantro
    Cilantro sprigs or celery leaves for garnish – as needed
    Instructions:
    Method
    To make dressing, mix lemon juice and garlic; stir in mayonnaise and olive oil; reserve.
    Combine potato, celery, and onion; fold in reserved dressing.
    Just Before Service
    Dice California Avocados; gently fold avocado and cilantro into salad mixture.
    Per Order
    Garnish 1/2 cup serving with cilantro sprig or celery leaves.

  11. Tanya B says:

    Top half of an avocado with cold crab salad…delicious

  12. Shannon says:

    I love guacamole so much that I haven’t tried other recipes yet

  13. thischickwins says:

    try it in a salad with nothing but green ingredients

  14. Mya Murphy says:

    Guacamole and seven layer dip is all I make

  15. Sarah L says:

    Use avocados in your omelets.
    Thanks for the contest.

  16. Ashley Morrow says:

    I love avacados in cobb salad and guacamole.

  17. Julie Hawkins says:

    I like a turkey and avocado panini

  18. Lillian says:

    I’ve but it on chicken sandwiches.

  19. I like it as it is and in guac.

  20. Allison says:

    Fresh guacamole and also topping for burgers wraps and sandwiches

  21. Roxann says:

    I just use it as Guacamole and as toppings for some foods.

  22. robyn paris says:

    i have a wonderful egg salad avocado recipe.

  23. ally marie says:

    I like putting avacados in my salad.

  24. laurie says:

    Avocado Pineapple Smoothie

  25. We eat lots of sliced avocados on sandwiches, salads, and burgers. My favorite recipe is guacamole.

  26. Susan Climan says:

    I usually just have guacamole, although I recently had some avocado on top of an arepa that had shrimp and queso fresco. It was great!

  27. Vikki Billings says:

    I have tried this recipe and it is so good! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/american-turkey-tacos/detail.aspx

  28. susan smoaks says:

    you should try the Chipotle-Cheddar Broiled Avocado Halves recipe, it’s out of this world!

  29. Heather S says:

    sliced avacodo turkey on whole wheat sandwich

  30. avocado cream sauce on tacos
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

  31. Lorena Keech says:

    A seven layer dip is a favorite and we often make chicken salad with avocado

  32. Vicki D. says:

    I cut up avocados and put them on sandwiches, in dips, and on tacos.

  33. Leidy says:

    Here is an easy and kid-friendly recipe:

    Grilled Chicken Avo-Wheelies Recipe
    http://www.avocadocentral.com/avocado-recipes/Grilled-Chicken-Avo-Wheelies

  34. Sylvie W says:

    To truly savor the flavor and texture of an avocado, I recommend slicing it in a green salad.

  35. Lori L. says:

    I learned from my husband that sliced avocados are good sprinkled with paprika. I’d never eaten them that way till he introduced me to it. It is yummy!

  36. Michelle S says:

    corn, black beans, onion, tomato , avocado (diced), peppers for a quick salsa.

  37. amy deeter says:

    i like them on sandwiches

  38. Marcy Strahan says:

    My guacamole recipe inculdes, lemon juice, rotel, light mayo, green onions & grillmates montery steak seasoning.

  39. Bryan E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we love chunks of avocado stirred into scrambled eggs until the eggs are just set, served with whole wheat toast !

  40. I LOVE avocado fries and avocado hummus. Nice healthier snacks! :)

  41. Tamara says:

    Adding avocado slices on top of your soup or chili is the best!

  42. Tim Moss says:

    The only way I eat it is guacamole, sorry.

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