Saturday, April 27, 2013

#ILoveAvocados for Cinco de Mayo Sweepstakes

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If you’ve read my blog at all, you probably know that I have a serious love affair with avocados. Me, guacamole, and a spoon. *swoon*

Oh yeah, and I share with my husband. 

And we use chips, too. Or put guacamole on sandwiches or nachos. Or slice the avocado and layer it with tomato and mozzarella and drizzle with a little lemon olive oil. *swoon* again.

And now Cinco de Mayo is around the corner, so it’s the perfect time to go crazy with avocados.

There's an app...

There's an app for that ...
But avocados aren’t just avocados. There’s an Avocado app for iPhone, Android, and web users that’s sort of like a personal messaging system. 

Two people sign up for a joint account, and you message between the two of you. No one else can see the messages, so there’s no risk you’ll message a Facebook friend to pick up a quart of milk and then wonder when hubby shows up empty-handed.

Or, you know, whatever messages you want to send to your sweetheart. These days our messages are more practical than they might have been a few (many) years ago. But this is a cool way to keep in touch.

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But that’s not the end of Avocado love. For Cinco De Mayo, Avocados from Mexico and Avocado will be hosting an I Love Avocados For Cinco De Mayo sweepstakes

The prizes are nice. And, yes, I’m entering. I’ve got lots of avocado recipes to choose from.

The first place winner gets $1,000; second place gets $500 and third place gets $250. All three also get a copy of the premium version of the Avocado app.

Meet me on Twitter
We didn't have cell phones back then. 
And there’s one more thing. On May 7 from 3-4 p.m. eastern, there will be an #iloveavocados for Cinco de Mayo Twitter party hosted by @Avocado and @guacgrl. Check it out for a good time and good food. 

I’ll be there, too, hanging around and maybe juggling some avocados. Find me at @dbcurrie on Twitter.

Here’s a recipe to get you thinking. It’s a cross between guacamole and salad. Appropriate eaten with chips, or as a side dish.

Avocado Salad

1 tomato
1/2 green pepper
1/4 cup lime-pickled red onion (see instructions below*)
1/4 cup cilantro
12 pitted black olives
2 ounces chevre
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 avocado
2 teaspoons lime juice

Dice the tomato and green pepper and add to a medium bowl. Cut the pickled red onion into similarly-sized pieces and add to the bowl.

Chop the cilantro roughly and add it to the bowl. Cut the olives in half or slices (your choice) and add to the bowl. Break the cheese into pieces and add to the bowl. Sprinkle the salt on top and add the lime juice. Mix well.

Scoop the avocado flesh out of the avocado and add it the bowl. Mix gently. The goal is to mix the ingredients without breaking up the avocado too much.

Serve chilled.

*To make the pickled red onions, peel, quarter, and slice one red onion. Stuff it into a pint jar. Add a pinch of salt and enough fresh lime juice to cover all the onions. Refrigerate the onions until they are evenly pink. You can eat them sooner, but they’ll still have the onion “bite” to them.

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Want more? 

Check out the Cinco De Mayo recipes on the Avocados from Mexico website.

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