Jun 13

Save the Date for California Avocado 4th of July Blast


Here we are, smack dab in the middle of California Avocado month and the green, creamy fruit are showing up at markets everywhere. At our house, we appreciate the mild flavor and the healthy fats that are packed into avocados, and find ourselves eating them straight from skin as well as tossing them into salads, layering them into wrap sandwiches and using them as crowning glories on burgers.

Kristen of Dine and Dish and I, along with the California Avocado Commission, are hosting a California Avocado 4th of July Blast and want to see your favorite avocado recipes.

Some of my favorite avocado recipes: Salad Cups with Quinoa, Shrimp, Avocado & Lemon Dressing; Spicy Chicken Thighs with Avocado Cucumber Salsa; Mexican Slaw with Mango, Avocado & Cumin Dressing

We don’t have fireworks and sparklers for you, but we are going to have some great prizes for those who share their avocado recipes in the link-up party that starts on June 27th.

How do you participate in California Avocado 4th of July Blast? Here are the guidelines:

1) Get busy cooking with California avocados and post your recipe on your blog. You can enter up to 3 recipes. It is fine to use recipes that are previously posted on your blog, as long as you add the info in 3).

If you don’t have a blog, that’s okay. Just leave your recipe in the comments section of the post on Dine & Dish or Cookin’ Canuck.

2) During the link-up week (June 27 – July 4, 2012), add the link to your California Avocado post to the widget on either Dine & Dish or Cookin’ Canuck. You only need to add it on one site, but it will show up on both.

3) Somewhere in your post, please include the following “Join Dine & Dish and Cookin’ Canuck for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast, sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.”

This must be included in your post for a chance to win the giveaway, and it must link to Dine & Dish, Cookin’ Canuck and the California Avocado Commission.

That’s right, I said giveaway!

Our friends at the California Avocado Commission are giving party participants the chance to win over $1600 in giveaway items! The giveaway items will include two $500 American Express gift cards, two $250 American Express gift cards and two avocado gift baskets valued at $75! Now, that’s a party, right?

4) Do you want to help us spread the word on social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? Here are a couple of ways to do so:

Twitter: Sample tweet: Join @dineanddish & @cookincanuck for #CaAvoBlast. Share your @Ca_Avocados recipes. $1600 in prizes. Please RT. http://bit.ly/LTsnXK

Instagram: Add photos of your avocado recipes to your Instagram account, using the hashtag #CaAvoBlast.

The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents but, if you live elsewhere, please still feel free to share your avocado recipes.

All giveaway winners will be chosen through random.org.

We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Disclosure: This post and the party is sponsored by the good people at the California Avocado Commission.

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1 Cassie June 13, 2012 at 8:04 am

This is so fun. I’m a fool for avocados!


2 Rachel Cooks June 13, 2012 at 11:07 am



3 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. June 13, 2012 at 11:24 am

how fun! What a great idea and who doesn’t love an avocado?


4 Kristen June 13, 2012 at 11:34 am

So happy to be doing this with you, dara!


5 sippitysup.com June 13, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Sounds like fun! GREG


6 Jennifer | Mother Thyme June 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm

How fun! I love avocados!


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