This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hass Avocado Board featuring Hass Avocados. All opinions are 100% mine.
I loooove avocados. They’ve been my favorite food for as long as I can remember. And given the baby photos of me with avocados all over my face, probably longer. So, to be quite honest, there are tons of ways I like to eat them. Mostly, I think I just love them plain — right off the seed. But I was informed about an avocado recipe contest this week, the Kick Off with Hass Avocados Recipe Contest, and, without a second thought, joined it with a recipe for perhaps my next favorite avocado dish, homemade guacamole with nutritional yeast.
Basically, the contest is for an opportunity to win an insanely awesome 4-night trip for four to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California (this January 2, 2012). Beyond tickets to the game and a couple hotel rooms, the package includes all sorts of behind-the-scenes and additional gifts. (See the link above for more.) The total worth of the prize is $12,400!
To enter the contest, all you have to do is visit the contest page, “Like” Hass Avocados on Facebook (you can do so from the contest page), and submit your recipe (including a photo).
I already shared my recipe submission over on sister sites Eat Drink Better & Planetsave, so thought I’d share my mom’s here (which looks absolutely delicious). After all, she’s the one who got me addicted to avocados! Here’s the recipe (for “Avocado, Walnut, Blueberry Lunch”), and pictures are at the top of this page and below the recipe:
- Bowl Fresh Baby Spring Greens
- 1 Sliced Avocado — in Chunks
- Locally Grown Cherry Tomatoes, a hand-full
- [soaked and pureed organic walnuts]
- Fresh or Thawed Frozen Blueberries
- Lime Juice
- Sea Salt
- Fresh Black Pepper
- Dill Sprigs
- Cilantro Sprigs
- Toss all ingredients in large bowl squeezing the lime juice on top at the end. (Simple, eh?)
As she wrote on the submission page: “This is Heaven to the palate, brain, and joints.” It’s rich in fresh antioxidants, DHA, and numerous nutrients for the brain and joints.
Submit your recipe today for a chance to win this awesome prize (feel free to invite me to be one of your party of four if you win :D), and please share your submitted avocado recipe below! I always love to learn about and try another healthy avocado dish… even if nothing compares to a plain, ripe avocado. (Sometimes you need a little variety. :D)
And remember, eating vegetarian is one of the greenest things you can do! So, you can be happy about your green dish while enjoying it!
Photo Credits: Cynthia Shahan