Summer Entertaining is Easy with Nutritious California Avocados
(NAPSI)—California avocado season is in full swing, just in time for summer holiday barbecues and casual get-togethers. The California Avocado Commission has partnered with chefs Mary Sue Milliken and Susan Feniger to share great ideas for jazzing up any summer gathering menu with delectable and nutritious California avocados.
Milliken and Feniger, also known as the “Too Hot Tamales,” have both competed on Bravo’s “Top Chef Masters” and are co-chef/owners of the popular Border Grill restaurants, along with the Border Grill Truck. Feniger also is the chef/owner of MudHen Tavern in Los Angeles.
“I make no secret of my affection for California avocados,” said Feniger, “With the fruit being at its peak availability during the summer, I think they are an absolutely perfect ingredient to bring for a picnic at the beach, for a neighborhood cocktail party, or for any other hot-weather shindig.”
“California avocados are perfect as a cool creamy sauce with spicy barbeque, and they add great texture to salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes,” said Milliken. “We’ve created some delicious new recipes that showcase how versatile this fruit can be.”
California-grown avocados are the ultimate fruit—a nutritious superfood that provides “good” fats and nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
The “Too Hot Tamales” have created some tasty recipes that will take your BBQ or summer get-together to the next level, including a “California Avocado and Tomato Salad with Crispy Crumbs and Bacon Vinaigrette,” which wows with an impressive tower presentation.
For more summer-themed recipes created by Milliken and Feniger that feature fresh California avocados, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com.
Wait! Are Avocados Superfoods?
It’s true that avocados are considered superfoods. Each avocado offers 20 vitamins and minerals, including blood pressure lowering potassium, lutein, and folate. They are often recommended as alternative, healthy fats for people who are trying to lower their blood pressure. But they aren’t the only superfood out there. In fact, most vegetables could be considered superfoods if you really took a look at their list of nurtitous information. Superfoods tend to be age-defying, cancer-fighting, heart-supporting fruits. They also ward off infection.
Below are a few great resources to learn more about superfoods and healthy diets.
- Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future
- Superfood Smoothies: 100 Delicious, Energizing & Nutrient-dense Recipes
- Superfoods: 150 Superfood Recipes to Inspire Health and Happiness
- Super Food Cards
- Ferment Your Vegetables