|California Hass Avocados|
- All avocados are NOT created equal!
- If you are going to purchase avocados, please make sure they are California grown--90% of the nation's avocados are grown there.
- Dos Caminos uses California Hass Avocados in their spectacular guacamole.
- Avocado cocktails do in fact exist!
- Although my guacamole did not win the "Guac-off", there was fierce competition among my fellow foodies and we all had a fantastic time!
Whenever I hear that Dos Caminos Corporate Executive Chef Ivy Stark is going to teach a class AND that I can eat whatever she makes you can always count me in!
|Chef Ivy Stark shows us how to properly cut a California avocado|
We learned how to properly select, ripen, cut and store an avocado as well as different ways to serve them. Now for the food:
California Avocado Aperitif & California Avocado Margarita
Avocados are not just for eating, you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail using them as well. Just think of it as a healthy cocktail since avocados are sodium free, have all the good fats and act as a nutrient booster.
|California Avocado Margarita & Aperitif|
These little "torpedoes" or "bullets" as some people like to call them are delicious with the California Avocado Tomatillo Salsa. I had to sneak a bite off of my friends plate--I don't think he noticed!
California Avocado Tacos - Baja Style
Avocado tempura--need I say more?!
|California Avocado Baja Style Tacos|
California Avocado Honey Lime Ice Cream
Are you salivating?
|California Avocado Honey Lime Ice Cream|
California Avocado GUAC OFF
As I said before, the competition for the Guac Off was fierce. My partner and I had some really tough competition and although our "Rodeo Roundup" Guacamole did not win we had so much fun creating it. With over 20 ingredients to choose from, the contestants had limitless options. I believe the BLT Guacamole won.
|Gourmand Girls' Rodeo Roundup|
If you are interested in different recipes with avocados then be sure to check out "Dos Caminos' Mexican Street Food: 120 Authentic Recipes to Make at Home" and California Avocado Commission on twitter (@Ca_Avocado) for the latest avocado news and creations.