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California Avocado Spreads

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California Avocado Spreads

Happy Thursday HGG Community!

As many of you know we recently moved to California! I also recently teamed up with California Avocado! Avocados are one of my all time favorite foods… everything tastes better with a little avocado! Today I am sharing 3 easy and delicious avocado recipes with you. Once you’ve had a chance to watch today’s cooking video, I’d love to know which of these 3 recipes you’re going to try first!

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California Avocado Chickpea Spread
Serves 4
One of my favorite ways to enjoy this recipe is at breakfast on sprouted whole-grain toast. This recipe is also great as a snack time spread or dip with crackers and fresh veggies!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ripe, fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
  2. 1 can (15-ounces) of unsalted chickpeas
  3. 1/2 a cup of diced onion
  4. 2 tablespoons of fresh herbs of choice
  5. And a pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Rinse, seed, peel and slice avocado
  2. Rinse and drain chickpeas
  3. Dice red onion
  4. Rinse, dry and chop herbs of choice
  5. Then add avocado and chickpeas into a medium size bowl and mash together with a potato masher
  6. Add in diced red onion, chopped herbs and a pinch of sea salt; mix together until evenly combined
  7. Spread onto sprouted toast or enjoy as a dip!
  8. This recipe pairs well with iced green or herbal tea!
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Cucumber Mint Spread
Serves 3
A great dip or spread with carrots and crackers!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ripe, fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
  2. 1 small cucumber, diced
  3. 2 tablespoons of fresh mint, chopped
  4. And a pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Rinse, seed, peel and slice avocado
  2. Rinse and dice cucumber
  3. Rinse, dry and chop mint leaves
  4. Add avocado, cucumber, mint and a pinch of sea salt into a medium size bowl and mix together until evenly combined
  5. Enjoy as a spread or dip!
  6. This recipe would pair well with sparkling water and a fresh lemon wedge!
Healthy Grocery Girl https://www.healthygrocerygirl.com/
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Spicy Avocado Spread
Serves 3
If you like spicy foods like me, you're going to love this spread!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ripe, fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and sliced
  2. 1/4 cup of green chili sauce
  3. And a pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Rinse, seed, peel and slice avocado and add into medium bowl
  2. Add in green chili sauce or hot sauce of choice as well as sea salt and mix together until evenly combined
  3. Enjoy as a spread, sauce or dip!
  4. This recipe pairs well with sparkling water with a fresh lime wedge!
Healthy Grocery Girl https://www.healthygrocerygirl.com/

California Avocado Health Benefits & Shopping Tips 

  • California avocados are really a super food and contain nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and beneficial plant compounds as well “good” fats.
  • One-fifth of a medium avocado has 50 calories and you may be surprised to learn that avocados also contain fiber, which is a key nutrient for feeling full and satisfied. 
  • California avocados are in season right now!
  • When selecting an avocado, look for the “California label,” the symbol of premium quality. 

Your Turn!

I encourage you to get in the kitchen and try these recipes or come up with some of your own! I’d love to know your favorite ways to enjoy fresh avocado, share with me your ideas in the comment section below!

For more avocado recipe ideas visit the CaliforniaAvocado.com website!

 Thank you so much for stopping by the HGG Blog today! I hope you have a wonderful day! xx Megan Roosevelt, your Registered Dietitian

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Megan Roosevelt is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Host, Video Producer as well as the founder and CEO of Healthy Grocery Girl®

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