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10 California Avocado Recipes You’ll Be Making Over and Over Again

Even though we’re the types of people who dig a spoon into a halved avocado and eat it on its own (don’t @ us), there’s nothing like finding different ways of incorporating them into our favorite recipes. So, we partnered with California Avocados to bring you 10 delicious and beautiful avocado recipes to try at home. Ranging from a breakfast smoothie to a smoked fish tartine, there’s something that will appeal to any tastebuds. Add these to your recipe collection, stat.

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Mixed Citrus and California Avocado Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Have you ever seen a more beautiful salad? Swoon. Plus, it only takes 15 minutes (and zero cook time) to put this bright and refreshing dish together. The four types of citrus are complemented with creamy California Avocados, crunchy pistachios and a homemade poppyseed dressing. We have a feeling you’re going to want to double the recipe.

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The Ultimate Quinoa California Avocado Bowl

Crispy kale? Check. Spicy shrimp? Check. California Avocado slices, watermelon radishes and quinoa? You betcha. Did we just find your new favorite lunch meal? You’re welcome. Presenting the ultimate quinoa-avocado bowl, sure to make you the envy of the office.

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Creamy Sumac California Avocado Dip

Ready for the easiest dip ever? Simply throw all of your ingredients (California Avocados and tangy sumac are the stars) into a blender until smooth. Cut up some fresh vegetables for dipping and you’re good to go. A colorful, nutritious dip in under 10 minutes.

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Shredded Thai Salad with California Avocado

We aren’t exaggerating when we say this might be the easiest salad you will ever make. Your plate will look like a rainbow of shredded cabbage, peppers and other fresh veggies, topped with vibrant slices of California Avocado. Prepare for all the Instagram likes.

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Creamy California Avocado and Mint Sorbet

When the weather starts to warm up, we start to crave lighter desserts, and this creamy sorbet certainly fits the bill. California Avocados and mint come together along with fresh lime and vanilla bean for this refreshing sweet treat. Eat it alone or on top of a chocolatey brownie (highly recommended).

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California Avocado Power Breakfast Smoothie

Good ole coffee. We love you, but things have changed. It’s not you. It’s just that this delicious breakfast smoothie has stolen our hearts. Made with hearty California Avocados, baby spinach and pineapple, it basically gives us superpowers. And, let’s be real, who wouldn’t want superpowers?

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Grilled Chicken and California Avocado Sandwich

Grilled chicken and avocado will forever be one of our go-to food combinations. In this hearty sandwich, the chicken is flavored with a delicious homemade Asian marinade. California Avocados and lemon mayonnaise complete the sandwich and fresh microgreens add a bit of crunch.

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Sweet Potato Wedges with California Avocado Aioli

If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to French fries, turn to these easy sweet potato wedges. They’re seasoned with fennel, coriander and cumin seeds, and then baked in the oven until crispy. Serve ‘em up with a side of homemade California Avocado aioli and a drizzle of sweet honey.

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California Avocado and Smoked Fish Tartine

When you’re in a pinch and need something quick for lunch, turn to this elevated tartine (aka an open-faced sandwich). Smash a couple of California Avocados with fresh herbs and spread it on toasted sourdough. Then, top it off with good quality smoked fish. It’s a restaurant-quality taste with zero chef skills required.

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Crispy California Avocado Tacos

What goes together better than Laverne and Shirley? California Avocados and tacos, of course. This recipe kicks things up a notch with panko-crusted baked avocado slices and homemade pico de gallo. Enough discussion, though—here’s how to make them.

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