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Baked Avocado Fries?

Photo Credit: Mr. Canadian Budget Binder

Have you ever thought to yourself, “I think I’ll make a fry out of an avocado!” Well, I certainly did not think of the idea but it sounds delicious and the next time I run across avocados, I’ll have to bake up some avocado fries. A blog that I love, Canadian Budget Binder, posted this recently and I wanted to pass on the link to his recipe for all of you to check out. So click here to see his awesome post about the amazing Baked Avocado Fries.

Recipe: Chorizo Burrito

Chorizo Burrito

Chorizo Burrito

A simple spicy twist to the classic burrito. Who needs plain ground beef when you can have spiced, flavor packed pork!

Ingredients:

Sun Dried Tomato TortillasBlack Beans
Salsa
Monteray Jack Cheese
Avocado
Chorizo Sausage, casing removed
Onion
Olive Oil

Instructions:

Heat some olive oil in a large pan. Cook sausage and onion until done. Move the sausage around frequently to break it up. Once the sausage is fully cooked, assemble and enjoy!

Recipe: Quesadillas

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Quesadillas

Ingredients:

Olive Oil
Tortillas
Black Beans
Spicy Sausage
Avocado
Salsa
Sour Cream
Monterey Jack Cheese

Instructions:

Heat oil in a pan large enough to hold your tortilla flat. Place tortilla in pan and flip it about every 10 seconds. You are waiting for the tortilla to heat nicely and soften. It should have some small air bubbles form. When this happens, you can add your cheese and the rest of your ingredients. Be mindful that this shouldn’t be too thick. Turn off the heat so you don’t burn the tortilla. Some browning is good but burning just isn’t tasty. Let the cheese melt a bit then carefully fold the tortilla in half. Top with additional cheese. Cut your quesadilla into manageable pieces. Mine was cut into three pieces but if you have a very large (diameter) tortilla, you may need to cut it into more pieces.

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Recipe: Smoked Salmon Avocado Wrap

Smoked Salmon Wrap

Smoked Salmon Avocado Wrap

A light dish with a unique flavor. Pairing smoked salmon with avocado is absolutely wonderful.

Ingredients:

TortillasRomaine Lettuce
Smoked Salmon
Avocado, sliced
Salsa
Fetta Cheese (or Parmesan)
Ranch Dressing (or Caesar)

Instructions:

Layer ingredients in order and wrap burrito style. Enjoy!

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Recipe: Taco Salad

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

This is a great weeknight meal that’s easy to throw together last minute. You can easily add what ever kind of meat you want but this version focuses on the non meat. If you have picky eaters, it is also super easy to leave out what they don’t like. You can also add peppers if you want some extra spice. I like serving my taco salad in a bowl so I’m not chasing ingredients all over a plate to get a taste of each on the fork.

Ingredients:

Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips
Lettuce, chopped
Black Beans
Rice
Corn
Avocado, diced
Cheese, shredded
Sour Cream
Salsa

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Instructions:

Make each taco salad separately. Line a bowl with sweet potato chips, top with lettuce, and the rest of the ingredients.

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Recipe: California Club Sandwich

California Club from top

California Club Sandwich

Ingredients: (for 2 sandwiches)

6 Slices Seeded Rye Bread
3 Tbs Butter
Tomato, thinly sliced
Lettuce
Turkey, shaved
2 Slices Provolone Cheese
4 Slices Bacon
1/3 c Avocado Spread

Instructions:

Cook bacon on a griddle. While the bacon is cooking, make your avocado spread if you don’t have some on hand. Butter one side of each piece of bread and set it aside. Prepare the rest of your ingredients so you can assemble the sandwich when the bread is done. Once your bacon is cooked, set it aside on a few paper towels to soak up bacon grease. Wipe down your griddle and “toast” your bread. Once the bread is toasted, it’s time to assemble this monstrous sandwich.

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The Sandwich Assembly Guide

Sandwich Completed

The Assembly Guide

Bread, buttered & toasted
Avocado Spread
Lettuce
Provolone
Bacon
Tomato
Turkey
Bread, buttered & toasted
Avocado Spread
Provolone
Bacon
Tomato
Turkey
Avocado Spread
Bread, buttered & toasted

Recipe: Avocado Spread

Avocado Spread

Avocado Spread

This simple spread is delicious and can be used as either a dip, a sandwich spread, or a tasty gourmet baby food. My son tried this for the first time when he was just barely 9 months old and he absolutely loved it.

Ingredients:

1 large Avocado
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
1 tsp Lime Juice
4 Cilantro Sprigs

Instructions:

Cut your avocado in half. Take out the pit and scoop all the good green stuff into a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and purée until it reaches the texture you desire.