Love the creamy, delicious taste and green goodness of avocados? Wait till you see these unique recipes using avocados courtesy of California Avocados – these flavors are amazing!
Wanna know what I love about summer? Sunshine, beach days, warm nights, and AVOCADO season! My favorite fruit in the entire world is the avocado. Watermelon is a close second – wait, did you even know that avocado is a fruit? It is, and I was so thrilled to be able to attend an amazing Dinner En Green here in Southern California with California Avocados.
Dinner En Green was held at the Rancho Santo Tomas Avocado Grove, these gorgeous mountains in Valley Center, CA served as a picturesque back drop to this awesome farm-to-table experience. Chef Trey Foshee was the mastermind of this avocado filled evening, he is best known for his delectable California coastal fare at George’s By The Cove and Galaxy Taco in La Jolla, CA and his recipes are to DIE for. He put together a menu using California avocados, I wish you all could have sampled every single thing! Each dish uses avocados in some form – in fresh chunks, smashed, pureed, and even in sauces, too.
If you love all things avocado, you’re in for a real treat! Get comfortable and enjoy these ideas for unique recipes using avocados, and try some of them at home.
5 Tasty and Unique Recipes Using Avocados
Fresh avocado, cucumber, and tomato salad
This simple dish combines fresh chunks of California avocados, tomato, and cucumber for a great summer salad option to try. Top with coconut shavings and a little chili powder or Tajin seasoning and you’ve got yourself a fresh and easy avocado salad!
Niman Ranch pork chop
This wood grilled pork chop was a favorite at the table! The spicy California avocado puree and Chino farms stone fruit salad topping made this a tasty cut for pork chop lovers. And yes, those are fresh peaches and yes they were perfect for this!
Chilled shrimp and avocado appetizer with spicy carrot dressing
This appetizer dish reminded me of a cold gazpacho soup. Chilled pieces of shrimp are mixed with fresh carrots, avocado, cucumber, and micro greens, and that orange looking broth is a spicy carrot sauce.
Crepe cake with strawberries and California avocado cream
Did you know that you can use avocados in desserts? This crepe cake proves that avocado can be tasty in any dish! Vanilla bean and avocado cream sat between thin layers of cake, complimented with fresh strawberries. I did not get a great photo of this one, the sun had gone down. It was really light, not super sweet, and overall pretty good.
Asian style guacamole
Ok, so there was this guacamole bar where they were hand cutting avocados and making fresh guacamole to your liking. There were tons of toppings available, so I asked chef Trey Foshee if he could make me something with flavors that he recommends together. He suggested this Asian style guacamole, and I am totally making this at home! Ripe California avocados are cut, scooped out and smashed up, mix in soy sauce, cilantro, wasabi paste, orange segments and top with sesame seeds. YES.
We had a wonderful time dining with California avocados, and I am inspired to try these awesome unique recipes using avocados at home. California avocados are local, which means the ideal climate and soil makes these avocados super creamy, full of nutrients, and fresh when you get them. I have had other avocados year round, but the best ones are from California! They are in season now, being available from late spring to early fall.