Avocados - The Best From California


"Are you serious?"

"That is soooo creamy!"

"Now THAT is what an avocado is supposed to taste like!"

Those were the first words out of our mouths after tasting a plain avocado straight out of the sample box that California Avocados and Foodbuzz sent us last week.

My husband and I both grew up in San Diego and we are privileged to know what the BEST avocados on earth taste like. You can imagine what a treat it was to find a box full of our favorite fruit on our door step!

There really is a BIG difference between California Avocados and those from anywhere else.There must be something about our near perfect climate that produces the tastiest and creamiest avocados!

Not only was it Memorial Day weekend, but it was also our one year wedding anniversary! We had parties to go to and people to see, so we didn't have a lot of time to play with new recipes.

There are so many interesting recipes out there.... I am tempted to try the Authentic Suburban Gourmets Beer Battered Fried Avocado Wedges, doesn't that sound crazy good?

Like I mentioned, we went to some parties over the weekend. It was a pleasure to share our good fortune in the way of some fun and avocado based appetizers. Fellow party goers raved about how delicious the avocados were......

Mini Bacon Tomato Avocado and Goat Cheese Sandwiches

Guacamole and home made chips
 I just realized we have never posted a recipe for our guacamole recipe. Well, it really isn't much of a recipe. I have always sworn that the more basic, the better.

2 medium Avocados
1/8 cup red onion, finely chopped
1 serrano pepper, seeded and finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1/2 lime juiced
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine everything in a medium bowl and mix well with a fork. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with smoked paprika and fresh cilantro.

Chicken Tacos with Bobby Flay Green Onion Slaw

That last photo, with the chicken tacos, was our dinner last night. It turned out to be the perfect meal to finish off the last of the avocados. The chicken was grilled with an awesome and simple marinade Mark made, then he grilled it to perfection, like he always does....and that cole slaw from Bobby Flay was perfect with everything!

Thank you California Avocado and Foodbuzz for sponsoring all these generous and delicious giveaways!


  1. I have been looking for a easy peasy and tasty guacamole. Yours looks very tasty. Thanks for posting.

  2. I almost signed up for the avocados but I was afraid I couldn't use them all quickly enough. Looks like you had no problem putting them to excellent use in a variety of ways. Now I'm jealous!

  3. We got some avocados too and I was just as excited!! You did a great job, love that last Bobby Flay Chicken dish... I think I have a bit of a crush on him and just about every recipe I make of his is a hit! Nice job!

  4. Love avocados but you are right not all varieties have that lovely buttery taste. They are not in season here yet so I'm still waiting

  5. LOVE the mini sammies with the goat cheese. What a grand idea for a party!! :)

  6. They look like dinosaur eggs!


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