The Freshest Dish of the Summer

Avocado Mac and Cheese hits the spot as a delicious, healthier take on everyone’s favorite comfort food. While the green hue may be slightly disconcerting at first, be prepared to enjoy what’s probably the freshest dish of the summer. Kicks of lime and cilantro intermix with a creamy avocado sauce that awaken the taste buds with light, yet rich flavor. This pasta is best served immediately after preparation because the avocado will oxidize and begin to turn brown over time in the fridge. For an extra boost of [... more]

Almost Too Pretty to Eat

These irresistible Crispy Prosciutto and Avocado Salad Toasts are as beautiful as they are delicious! Yellow and red tomatoes, ripe green avocados, and purple onion slices create a colorful open-faced sandwich that is literally a feast for the eyes—and your taste buds. Lending a rustic feel to the dish, ciabatta bread drizzled with olive oil and crunchy slices of savory prosciutto create a base for the stacked fresh vegetables. Lastly, a made-from-scratch Cilantro Sunflower-Seed Vinaigrette, which resembles a thin pesto, finishes off the masterpiece. Now all you [... more]

A Twisted Toast Treat

Bacon is America’s favorite breakfast meat, and for good reason. These versatile little slices of cured pork complement the flavors of so many foods and add a savory, salty crunch to any dish. For this recipe, crumbled bacon tops a delicious avocado spread that’s been slathered on sliced baguettes. The French bread is served as-is without any additional baking, creating a soft base for the toppings. Providing a tasty surprise, a drizzle of honey acts as a sweet foil to the bacon’s saltiness. Each savory bite of [... more]

The Fried List

Northerners like to say that Southerners will fry anything. Well, we don’t know about that, but after seeing this recipe, we just added avocados to the list. Crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside, Avocado Fries With Cilantro Lemon Dipping Sauce makes a hearty appetizer or side dish and offers a healthy alternative to the popular potato version. This recipe calls for two avocados sliced into wedges and then coated in breadcrumbs before frying to achieve that delicious crispy texture. The breaded exterior is a [... more]

Meatless Mexican

When you think of tacos you probably picture ground beef and shredded cheddar cheese, right? Well, this recipe offers another, more creative option. With no meat in sight, Roasted Veg Tacos With Avocado Cream and Feta refreshes on a hot spring day while also helping you use up those vegetables that have been taking up space in the refrigerator. Fresh and light, these tacos still offer the classic Mexican flavors we love all wrapped up in authentic corn tortillas. This blogger uses sweet corn, onions, peppers, summer [... more]

Better Than a BLT

I can’t get enough of seasonal tomatoes. I’m enticed by their vibrant red color and their incredible flavor, especially if they’ve been picked at their peak. Ripe tomatoes steal the show in a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich. For a healthier twist on a traditional BLT, try this BLT Chopped Salad recipe. Lime vinaigrette drizzled over bacon, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, and the unexpected avocado, corn kernels, plus crumbled goat cheese combine to create the most delicious BLT I’ve ever tasted.

Simple Spring Salad

Soaring temperatures this time of year in the South can push even the most avid cooks out of the kitchen. No need to worry though, because we found a salad that is fast and easy to make and won’t require turning on the stove. Featured on the blog Two Peas and Their Pod, delicious Chickpea, Avocado, and Feta Salad requires only those three ingredients in its name plus a little cilantro, green onion, and lime juice for extra zest. A variation of the blogger’s favorite sandwich, this [... more]

Buenos Dias!

If your taco-lovin’ self craves Mexican fare morning, noon, and night, you’ll be glad we shared this breakfast quiche. The deep crust, made of tortilla chips, gives the quiche a crunchy texture while the savory egg custard holds all of the filling ingredients together. And just like with your favorite quesadilla, serve this Mexican Quiche with fresh avocado, salsa, and a dollop of sour cream to enhance the flavors. We can’t think of a better way to start the day!

Soup’s Still On

While daytime temperatures continue to warm up for good, cooler nights will linger a little while longer. That means you have a few more chances to enjoy creamy, soul-warming soups. This flavor-filled tortilla one takes no time to prepare! Slow-cooked in a Crockpot (if you don’t have one, you should invest in one ASAP), Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup works perfectly for a large gathering—or just your hungry family. If you like your dishes with a lot of heat, leave the jalapeño seeds in; if not, remove the [... more]

Addictive Summer Appetizer

Take advantage of the seasonal bounty by cooking with ripe fruits and vegetables this spring and summer. This Avocado Bruschetta with Balsamic Reduction pairs farm fresh tomatoes with creamy avocados to make a delicious outdoor party hors d’oeuvre or a healthy afternoon snack. The balsamic reduction mixed with olive oil packs a zesty punch; just salt and pepper to taste. And because the baguette slices serve as tiny platters, you don’t need silverware. In fact, you’ll love this appetizer so much you may forgo the meal.

A Well-Balanced Panini

There’s a fine line between having the right amount of ingredients on a sandwich and having too many. You want all of the delicious flavors to complement one another, and, of course, you need to keep the size manageable. This Turkey, Avocado, and Goat Cheese Panini manages to do both. While most people appreciate a good turkey sandwich, this one elevates a basic lunch to a whole new level. Take advantage of ripe avocados during the spring and summer months, and add some nice goat cheese along [... more]

Zesty Fish Tacos

Take a trip to your local farmers’ market and pick up some fresh fish, because after seeing this recipe, you’re gonna want it for dinner! Tilapia works well for these Fish Tacos, but feel free to substitute another favorite light and flaky fish. Grill or lightly sauté the tilapia, and place it on the tortillas with a squeeze of lime. Top with the homemade Chipotle Lime Cilantro Slaw and fresh avocado slices. The more slaw, the better so don’t be shy about piling it on. Then try [... more]

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