As part of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program, I recently received a large box of California Avocados. I know. I was excited.
I eat a lot of avocados, so to focus on them and come up with dishes to include them in was fun. You know, instead of standing at the kitchen sink with a knife, eating the avocado slice by slice.
We enjoyed avocado smoothies. Quick and easy - Chocolate Sunwarrior, avocado, ice cold coconut water, blend. Yum.
I made my Thai sweet potato wrap into an avocado quinoa bowl. Cool avocado with the warm Thai spices - a perfect pairing.
A sanswich with avocado sauce. I love these. Cool, refreshing summertime snack. Avocado sauce is versatile and tasty.
Then there is this sauce.
Another "recipe" or assembly I use avocado with is my standard quinoa bowl with the amazing garlic lemon sauce. <-- eek, a very um... vintage post. The sauce is that good I had to share, and it's good to see the change in my photography.
My bowl: quinoa, black beans, about ¾ avocado, two chopped roma tomatoes, generous amount of garlic lemon sauce. I will never get tired of this - great flavors, filling, fast!
Jason's bowl is the vegetarian version of mine, topped with Greek yogurt and cheddar. Generous pour of sriracha!
Big Thanks to the California Avocado Commission - these avocados were beautiful, and absolutely a great perk of the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program.
Do you like avocados? What is your favorite way to enjoy them?
Inna In New York says
LOVE avos, this all looks fresh and tasty, thank you!
Hannah K says
I love avos, this is a great group of recipes, thanks!!
all of these look good, drooling over here LOL I love avocados!!
Thank you for this - we love avocados and it's nice to see a bunch of new ideas - the sauce on the lettuce wrap looks great (and I love sanswich!!) 🙂
you are welcome, Kelly! glad you like them - if you make the wraps let me know how yours turn out (the way you described in your email sound VERY good!) 😀
Hi, I love your blog!
the first thing off it I've made was the garlic lemon sauce. I've made it twice exactly as you said to in the recipe and it seems to have a different consistency than what is pictured. when i make it it's grainy (not smooth) and firm like hummus (even if i add a little water). Do you think you could maybe update the recipe or do a 2.0 of it if you've changed the proportions of ingredients? or do i need to let the food processor run for longer or something simple like that?
hi Victoria! yes, I will remake it this week. as you may have noticed that was a while ago - I make this quite often but kinda throw things together... I will update it - you are the second person who has a "different" result - although the other was more about flavor. did you like the flavor? I have also received responses that it's good, so hopefully it was good flavor for you?
I will update as soon as I can and will let you know - thank you SO much for your feedback, it is very much appreciated!
To me the flavor is decent, maybe just a little bland but this is probably my fault. It's good on avocado and salads etc but tasted alone I wouldn't necessarily call it 'crack sauce.' The pictures of it on your blog look much better than how mine turned out, so I can't wait for your recipe update. Thanks for replying! I think it's really great how you try to reply to everyone and are so gracious 🙂
that's really what blogging is about for me - the conversation, "meeting" like minded people, getting feedback! 😀
hi again, Victoria!
I made this again last week, and wrote notes as I added ingredients (I generally just add and taste, add and taste...). I have updated (I think the lemon juice must have been a typo - I love lemon but don't think I've ever added that much. I am going to blame my newbie blogger status when I originally posted this - right after I began blogging over a year ago...
I do let the almonds process by themselves first, and I soak them now too, and this is something that I started doing over time, so I'm glad I revisited the recipe. Thank you for your feedback, sorry I linked to a non effective recipe - another thing I have learned is that I have come a long way in recipe development in the last year.
I love a piece of Ezekiel 4:9 bread toasted with a ripe avo smashed on top as the "butter" with a sprinkle of sea salt. OMG. Yes please. Well really I like 'em any way I can get 'em.
oh, YES. that has to be one of my favorites... sometimes sprinkled with sea salt, sometimes with nutritional yeast... Mmm.
lucky! I <3 avocados!
😀 me too. this was my favorite perk lately!
I'm drooling over all of these photos...craving avocado...licking the screen...fantasizing over lunch now. Yup.
😀 I know, I can't wait to go back, especially after writing this post. Mmm.