Cinco de Mayo - Avocado Lime Parfait #giveaway #amazingavocinco
I can't believe today is May 1st! This year seems to be flying by. And in just a few days it will be Cinco de Mayo. When given the opportunity I am all about celebrating and what would a Cinco de Mayo celebration be without avocados? Guacamole is a fav of mine, salsa verde, I can go on. But this year, I wanted to start the celebration early - in the morning with an avocado lime yogurt parfait.
The creamy avocado is great as an addition to smoothies but until I saw a recipe on the Avocados from Mexico site, it never occurred to me to use them in yogurt. It makes absolute sense the rich texture blends easily with the yogurt. For my recipe I used Greek yogurt to add protein to the mix and the avocado contributed nearly 20 vitamins and minerals including good fats.
I have always been a fan of avocados and will sometimes simply cut one up, smash it and add lemon and salt. I enjoy this on crackers but most especially on my salmon nori rolls! Cinco de Mayo has inspired not only me but a few of my friends to make recipes utilizing avocados. Check out the blogs of Dawn, Megan and Diane, we had a virtual recipe swap and they had some amazing recipes too!
Without further ado here is the avocado parfait recipe!
Avocado Lime Yogurt Parfait
Avocado from Mexico, halved, pitted and peeled
2 cups vanilla yogurt
1 tablespoon lime juice
1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel, divided
3 cups diced fruit
1 cup granola
Combine 3/4 of the avocado, yogurt, lime juice and 1 teaspoon of the peel in a food processor; whirl until smooth. Cube remaining avocado; add to fruit. Layer yogurt mixture, fruit and granola in four bowls. Sprinkle with remaining lime peel to garnish.
YIELD: 4 servings
GIVEAWAY = $100 Giftcard
This contest is open until Wednesday, April 8th noon EST.
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