Growing up in Miami I’ve always loved avocados but it wasn’t until I met my Mexican-American wife from Texas that I understood how superior Avocados from Mexico are compared to others. I don’t know if my palette is now more diverse than ever but we use Mexican avocados in pretty much everything including traditional Mexican dishes, guacamole, on sandwiches, in salads, on pizza and even au natural with a dash of lemon juice and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.
In addition to being smaller and more flavorful than their counterparts, Avocados from Mexico provide nearly 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, including potassium, vitamins B6, C and E, folate and fiber. They also provide the “good” fats – mono- and poly-unsaturated fats that make avocados a good alternative to foods that are rich in saturated fats. And for those of you on low-carb diets, they contain just 3 grams of carbohydrates.
If you’re looking for inspiration on how you can incorporate delicious Avocados from Mexico into your family meals, then check out these tasty recipes from Celebrity Mexican Chef Aquiles Chávez - Avocado Fruit Salad with Lemonade Dressing and Enfrijoladas with Avocado and Queso Freso.
Avocados from Mexico “Aguacate Lindo y Querido Recipe Contest”
In an effort to celebrate the taste of tradition, Avocados from Mexico invites you to participate in the “Aguacate Lindo y Querido Recipe Contest“! All you need to do is create an original Mexican-inspired recipe using rich and creamy Avocados from Mexico and enter your recipe using the form here. The grand prize winner will receive $500 and a trip to Houston for private cooking classes with Mexico’s renowned Celebrity Chef Aquiles Chavez. Aquiles is the host of Aquilisimo and El Toque de Aquiles, two of the most watched cooking shows in Mexico, which can be seen in the US on the Utilísima network.