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6 Tasty Excuses to Eat More Avocado

(As if you needed any.)

1. Cabo Cam Avocado Toast 3 Ways

(Photo: Tarynn Liv Parker.)
(Photo: Tarynn Liv Parker.)

This quick and tasty breakfast recipe (you can enjoy three different ways) takes its name from Cameron Bond, the owner of Local Lounge and Grille in Summerland, because it’s exactly what he craves for breakfast after returning from his annual holidays in Mexico.

2. Shrimp and Avocado Enchiladas

11shrimp-avocado-enchiladasShrimp and avocado enchiladas are the perfect fresh recipe for this time of year and when you combine it with homemade roasted corn and black bean salsa (we have the recipe for that too!), it’s going to knock someone’s socks off.

3. Baby Kale Salad with Avocado and Balsamic Pickled Blueberries

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This big baby kale salad from YEW seafood and bar chef Sean Murray is filled with extra elements like goat cheese, bacon, avocado and balsamic pickled B.C. blueberries (so it will be filling and pretty to look at).

4. Thai Fresh Spring Rolls

Thai-Fresh-Spring-Rolls-with-Peanut-Dipping-Sauce-recipeMyra and Marea Goodman, cookbook authors of Straight From the Earth, say these Thai spring rolls look impressive but they’re surprisingly easy to make. The tofu needs to be marinated and baked, but the other ingredients require minimal prep time, so you can make these tonight!

5. Seafood, Dill and Avocado Toast Canapes

web-AFM-Oceanic-Avocado-Toast-by-Montgomery-Lau-of-Secret-Location-01Secret Location chef Montgomery Lau shows us how to these wild looking seafood and avocado toast canapes, stacked with grilled Humboldt squid, poached scallops and braised Pacific octopus. The black bread is made with squid ink and dill to highlight the ocean flavour (plus it looks pretty cool). The squid adds a smokiness, while cucumber, radish and dill keep things fresh and vibrant.

6. Little Avocado Toasts

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Avocado toast may be a go-to breakfast, but there’s no reason you can’t serve it up to your guests, too, come patio party season. Cut up and toast slices of baguette, and then top them with mashed avocado and anything else your heart desires for a bite-sized snack.

 

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