This post was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. #AvoParty #IC
I am trying to eat way more veggies these days, and creating unique recipes with avocados is an excellent way to do just that! Hass Avocados recently sent me a party kit, containing lots of fun recipes, and t-shirts to give to my friends. I know I always love learning a new recipe from someone, and admire those who love to share their food-related latents with the world. Avocado contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, making it a good choice to help meet nutrient needs.
I recently had a few of my friends over to make them some of the most delicious recipes ever! We all love eating the freshest ingredients possible, and food definitely brings us together. I sent my guests home with t-shirts and also a few recipe cards - they raved about the food, and wanted to replicate some of these recipes at home. I also love the apron there sent me! So nice :)
Keep reading to learn how to make these vibrant, delicious recipes - both incorporating Hass Avocados in a delicious and thought-provoking way!
CHIPOTLE AVOCADO STUFFED CHERRY TOMATOES (ORIGINAL) RECIPE
Prep Time: 20 minutes / Cook Time: 0 minutes
Wow guests and after school snack lovers with these tasty little stuffed tomatoes that deliver a hint of spice. So versatile, fresh avocados can be used in any meal or dish. They can be used as a recipe substitute for bad fats, a way to add naturally good fats, a nutrient-dense fruit to add nutrient value, and as a vegan or vegetarian possible alternative to dairy products.
14 large cherry or cocktail tomatoes (1 1/2-inch diameter)
1 fresh avocado*, halved, pitted and peeled
1/2 cup low fat Greek yogurt
2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
2 tsp. lime juice
1/4 tsp. chipotle chili powder
1/8 tsp. salt
14 small cilantro leaves, for garnish
1.) Slice the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out seeds and pulp. Drain, cut side down on paper towels.
2.) In a blender, puree the avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro lime juice, chipotle chili powder and salt until smooth and blended.
3.) Spoon or pipe avocado filing into centers of tomatoes.
4.) Garnish with cilantro leaves.
*Note: Large avocados are recommended for this recpe. A large avocado averages 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.
Prep Time: 5 -10 minutes
4 cups Honey dew melon, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 ripe Fresh Avocado, halved, peeled, pitted and sliced, reserve 4 slices for garnish
4 cups water
⅓ cup Fresh lime juice
¼ tsp. salt
1.) In a blender, add melon, avocado, water, lime juice and salt.
2.) Blend until smooth and frothy. Add sugar to taste if desired.
3.) Serve over ice.
Avocados contain naturally good monounsaturated fat and are cholesterol free. Naturally good fats are an important part of a healthy diet. See the fun shirts they sent us, below! According to a survey by Fresh Avocados - Love One Today®, over 75% of the fat in avocados is unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fat.
So versatile, fresh avocados can be used in any meal or dish. They can be used as a recipe substitute for bad fats, a way to add naturally good fats, a nutrient-dense fruit to add nutrient value, and as a vegan or vegetarian possible alternative to dairy products.