Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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

Do you also love avocados? Suggest an avocado recipe in the comments below and you will be entered to win a $100 giftcard! For an extra entry tweet about this giveaway with a link to this post.  Be sure to leave another comment below and good luck! 

This contest is open until Wednesday, April 8th noon EST. 

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I have been compensated for my time and efforts in completing this post. All opinions are my own. 


Mami2jcn said...

I love avocado in cobb salad. Ingredients:
grilled chicken
hard boiled eggs
honey mustard dressing

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Lisa Brown said...

An ALT: Avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich.
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Lisa Brown said...

tweet -
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Kari said...

That sounds really good! I love avocados--I mash one up with a little Greek yogurt, some Adobo seasoning, a spoonful of salsa, and squeeze half a fresh lime over it. Then I stir in cubed cooked chicken breast,chopped celery, diced green pepper and sliced green onions. Good and healthy alternative to mayo-based salads!

Lindsey Paris said...

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Lindsey Paris said...

I know it sounds cliche, but I do like guacamole. But, I like it with /LOTS of tomato chunks from the garden and slivered almonds. Add a dash of fresh lemon juice and pass the chips!!!!

Amiyrah said...

My favorite recipe with avocados is my banana avocado cheesecake!

Tarrant said...

I love to make an avocado/corn salsa that I found last year. Then there is one of my summer favorites: avocado veggie sandwiches.

debbie said...

I like to put avocados on my California turkey club sandwich.

JC said...

I like Avocado Corn salsa

2 small avocados, finely diced
1 cup fresh corn kernels
2 medium tomatoes, finely diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt

JC said...


Courtney B said...

i like basic guacamole with fresh tomatoes and onions

Sandy VanHoey said...

I had to go find the one I recently printed that I liked:
Seven Layer Dip II
2 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 cup salsa
garlic salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
1 (8 ounce) container sour cream
1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
4 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
1 bunch green onions, finely chopped
1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
2 cups shredded Mexican-style cheese blend
1 (2.25 ounce) can black olives - drained and finely chopped

Sandy VanHoey said...

Sandy VanHoey said...

Oops, forgot the rest of my directions for Seven Layer Dip II
In a medium bowl, mash the avocados. Mix in lime juice, cilantro, salsa, garlic salt and pepper.
In a small bowl, blend the sour cream and taco seasoning.
In a 9x13 inch dish or on a large serving platter, spread the refried beans. Top with sour cream mixture. Spread on guacamole. Top with tomatoes, green onions, Mexican-style cheese blend and black olives.

AnnaZed said...

I've been on a sort of avocado binge lately. My favorite thing now is an arugula salad with avocados, chicken, cucumbers (cut in ribbons made with a carrot scraper), chopped roasted unsalted peanuts and a spicy peanut dressing. Trader Joe's sells one, but you can make one too. It's to die for. I could eat this every day.

If you're going to make the dressing yourself, use this recipe but don't bother with the noodles and stuff just put it on the ingredients I listed above:

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Elena said...

avocado, onion, tomato, cilantro, garlic and lime juice

Jessica To said...

I would say a chicken and avocado soup: chicken, avocadoes, tomato chunks and onions in broth.
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Anonymous said...

I would suggest a chicken and avocado salad with spinach and your choice of veggies and add-ons

Carmen Q
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Anonymous said...


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Daniel M said...

guacamole with onion tomato cilantro salt pepper - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Pixystik4U said...

avocado frosting! idk the recipe but i know its good!

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Nataly Carbonell said...

The mexican tostadas my favorite recipe involving avocado

Nataly Carbonell said...

I tweeted

kia said...

I have always been curious about the chocolate mousse made with avocados. Or a raspberries and chocolate mousse like this.

Brooke said...

& hot sauce. What a Yummy salad! I used to eat it when I pregnant all the time.

Elisa @ Globetrotting in Heels said...

I actually make a chocolate pudding using avocado as a base :-)

I have been trying to avoid dairy, so when the mood strikes I just blend an avocado with raw cacao powder, a little maple syrup and maybe a touch of vanilla extract, refrigerate, and yum :-)

mummytotwoboys said...

I like the sound of this recipe Chocolate Cherry Avocado Muffins

Yield: 16 muffins (or 12 regular + 8 mini, which is what I did)


1 ripe avocado, mashed
1 ripe banana, mashed
2 tbsp oil
½ cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
½ cup milk
1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour
½ cup oats
½ cup ground flaxseed
2 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
¼ cup dark cocoa powder
¾ cup dried tart cherries, chopped
½ cup mini chocolate chips

1. Preheat the oven to 350ᵒF. Spray muffin cups with cooking spray or line with paper liners.

2. In a mixer, cream the avocado, banana, oil and sugar at medium speed until smooth. Add in the eggs one a time. Add the vanilla and milk. Mix until smooth.

3. In a separate bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients, the flour through the cocoa powder. Stir well with a whisk.

4. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing just until combined being careful not to over-mix. Stir in the cherries and chocolate chips.

5. Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way with the batter. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.

Note: For a smoother texture, grind the oats in a food processor before mixing with the rest of the dry ingredients.

mummytotwoboys said...


Kenny Fensom said...

Avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato sandwich.

Kenny Fensom said...

Gina Wildorchid said...

I love BLT sanwiches topped with sliced avocado.

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Anne said...

Not exactly a recipe, but a turkey sandwich with avocado is delicious. No mayo or butter needed! Just good bread, thinly sliced roast turkey breast (or deli turkey), slices of avocado, and a little salt and pepper. Simple but good.

Anne said...

I tweeted, too:

Thank you!

Neiddy Ruiz said...

My favorite is avocado dip. Quick and easy, just blend avocados, cilantro, onion, garlic, jalapeno, lemon, fresh cream and salt and pepper to taste and you are good to go.

Neiddy Ruiz said...


June Lisle said...

Fresh Avocado & Blueberry Salad
Any fresh salad mix
Avocado chuncks

Put them all together and you have a good salad.

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Tabathia said...

I like avocado on grilled burgers

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