Avocados are in peak season from March through September. Use this fresh seasonal fruit with berries in a smoothie. It also makes a great dressing enhancer instead of mayo. Stack some slices between your buns on your burger. Better yet, make it the star of your salad!
Here are a few facts about this delicious fruit from the California Avocado Commission
Avocados are a nutrient-dense fruit which contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and
phytonutrients, per one oz. serving (1/5th of a medium avocado).
With their ﬂavor, texture, nutritional value and culinary versatility, and can be used
across all day from breakfast to lunch to dinner, in snacks and desserts.
Naturally cholesterol-free, these fruits are a creamy and nutritious alternative to saturated fat
laden spreads, toppings and dips.
Ripe avocados are dark in color and slightly soft to the touch. If you remove the nub where the steam was attached is dark in color the avocado is over ripe.
An easy way to mash avocados is to use your cooling rack. Remove the pit and push the pulp through. This tricky is less messy than trying to handle the fruit and less waste!
Here are a few recipes to get your avocado on!
Avocado Egg Salad
Avocado Brown Rice and Zucchini Salad
Stuffed Chicken Fiesta Cottage Cheese Stuffed Avocado
Corn Avocado Salad
Chicken Avocado Sandwiches
Creamy Avocado Pasta
Avocado Salad Dressing
How to Slice an Avocado The Easy Way
Enjoy heart healthy meals by mixing avocados into salads, stews, pasta dishes, soups and more. Enjoy these fruits scooped directly out of the shell.
Find MORE Avocado Recipes at Cook N Guide such as Avocado Egg Roles, Avocado Pesto, and Avocado Smoothies!