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Avocados

Excellenté Avocados

There are more than 80 varieties of avocados. The most common is the year-round Hass avocado, whose original mother tree still stands in California today. The two main U.S. producers of the avocado are California & Florida. The Golden State far outranks the Sunshine State, however, with more than 6,000 groves accounting for about 90% of avocado crops. Avocados are a good source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins C, K, folate, and B6. Half an avocado has 160 calories, 15 grams of heart-healthy unsaturated fat, and only 2 grams saturated fat. One globe contains more than one-third daily value of vitamin C, and more than half the day’s requirements of vitamin K. Guacamole is a very popular dish made from avocados. On Super Bowl Sunday, Americans eat about 8 million pounds of guacamole…and for Cinco de Mayo, the tally is closer to 14 million. That’s a lot of avocado!

Avocado Shrimp Salad
  • Ingredients

    2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and cubed
    2 tomatoes, diced
    1 small sweet onion, chopped
    1 pound cooked salad shrimp
    1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons lime juice

  • Additional Information

    Original recipe makes 4 servings
    PREP 25 mins
    READY IN 25 mins

Additional Information

Original recipe makes 4 servings
PREP 25 mins
READY IN 25 mins

Ingredients

2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and cubed
2 tomatoes, diced
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 pound cooked salad shrimp
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons lime juice

Directions
  1. Stir together avocadoes, tomatoes, onion, and shrimp in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in lime juice. Serve cold.
Avocado Shrimp Salad
  • Ingredients

    2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and cubed
    2 tomatoes, diced
    1 small sweet onion, chopped
    1 pound cooked salad shrimp
    1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons lime juice

  • Additional Information

    Original recipe makes 4 servings
    PREP 25 mins
    READY IN 25 mins

Additional Information

Original recipe makes 4 servings
PREP 25 mins
READY IN 25 mins

Ingredients

2 avocados - peeled, pitted, and cubed
2 tomatoes, diced
1 small sweet onion, chopped
1 pound cooked salad shrimp
1 pinch salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons lime juice

Directions
  1. Stir together avocadoes, tomatoes, onion, and shrimp in a large bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in lime juice. Serve cold.