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.
In June we hosted a small party at our home. We love having cookouts and people over. Now that T’s home is finished she is able to entertain her friends from college and the military. After being gone with the Army for half a year, she is finally able to spend some quality time with her friends again.
Thanks to our friends on the Hass Avocado Board we were able to feature some delicious recipes at our get together. They sent us some recipe cards to hand out, which was perfect for young adults. From the three recipes we tried at the party my favorite was the Avocado Ceviche.
Avocados contain naturally good monounsaturated fat and are cholesterol free. Naturally good fats are an important part of a healthy diet.
Vegan Avocado Ceviche Recipe
Avocado Ceviche Ingredients
- 1 ripe, fresh Hass avocado – halved, pitted, peeled and cubed
- 1 cup cauliflower, diced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced
- 1 Tablespoon jalapeno pepper, minced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
In a large bowl, combine avocado, cauliflower, tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt and olive oil. Serve chilled alongside pita chips.
Everyone loved it and the recipe inspired T’s friend, a fellow Army solider, to head to the store and make his famous guacamole. After bragging about how yummy it would be I had to test it. It went amazing with grilled burgers.
Another recipe we all enjoyed was the Chipotle Avocado Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes.
- Cherry or cocktail tomatoes
- 1 ripe, fresh Hass avocado – halved, pitted and peeled
- 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
- 2 Tablespoon cilantro, chopped
- 2 teaspoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
Slice the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out seeds and pulp. Drain, cut side down on paper towels.
Kitchen Tip: use a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon to scoop out the cherry tomatoes
In a blender, puree the avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro lime juice and chipotle chili powder until smooth and blended. Spoon or pipe avocado filling into centers of tomatoes.
Avocados, which are a fruit although most people think of them as a vegetable, contain less than one gram of sugar per 1-ounce, the least amount of sugar per serving of any other fresh fruit.
These bite-size snacks were easy to grab and pop in your mouth. I had some of the avocado mixture leftover so I put it in a small bowl to serve as dip.
Besides serving fresh limeade we decided to make two batches of the Agua Fresca De Aguacate recipe we received – one sweetened and one unsweetened.
- 4 cups honeydew melon, seeded and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 ripe, fresh Hass avocad – halved, pitted, peeled and sliced – reserve 4 slices for garnish
- 4 cups water
- 1/3 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a blender, add melon, avocado, water, lime juice and salt. Blend until smooth and frothy. Serve over ice. Add honey or sugar for sweetness if desired.
Avocado contributes nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, making it a good choice to help meet nutrient needs.
We were also able to give away these really nice shirts. They serve as a reminder that avocados are healthy fat. The cute saying “Keep Calm. It’s Good Fat”, plus they were super soft.
All in all our party was a success. Everyone enjoyed spending quality time together. We all love avocados and these recipes just reminded of us that.
Learn more about the health benefits of avocados.