You may know that avocados are a delicious and healthy addition to your menu and party plans. About three slices of avocado (a one ounce serving) has only 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Did you know that an avocado is a fruit and that they are available year-round? It's true, and avocados contribute good fats to your diet.
When Amazing Avocado asked me to make a recipe using avocados, I knew my twice a month guacamole wasn't "special" enough. . .so I did a search on Pinterest to find something "different" that would be great to bring to a party. After searching high and low, I decided to try my take on Avocado Watermelon Skewers.
1/2 of a small seedless watermelon, cut into bite-sized cubes
1-2 Avocados cut into bite-sized pieces
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest - grated
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sherry cooking wine
- Arrange the pieces of watermelon on a serving tray or plate
- Top each piece of watermelon with a piece of Avocado
- Gently skewer each "tower" with a bamboo skewer
- For dressing, in a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, red wine vinegar and sherry wine.
- Pour desired amount over skewers
- Garnish with edible flowers or herbs
It turned out to be the perfect party food. As part of this campaign, Sarah from Mama Loves Media hosted some of my favorite Bloggers to get together and share our avocado recipes. Sarah made us all Avocado Smoothies, which have become my morning smoothie of choice! Stephanie from Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom, made a delicious Avocado Dressing that is perfect as a dip or to drizzle on tacos. There were even Avocado desserts - Kelly from The CentsibleLife made a Raw Vegan Chocolate Banana Avocado Pie and Julie from The Juliverse contributed an Avocado-Banana Cream Pie. It is truly amazing just how versatile the avocado can be.
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Disclosure - This post is brought to you by The Motherhood and The Amazing Avocado. As always, all opinions are my very own.