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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Avocado Watermelon Skewers Recipe {Sponsored}

This post and giveaway are sponsored by The Motherhood and The Amazing Avocado.


Cinco de Mayo is coming up this Sunday, and 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 on Avocado Watermelon Skewers (recipe originally from  http://acooksmemoir.blogspot.com  adapted to be my own)


Ingredients:
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 (or sherry cooking wine)

Assembly:
  • 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 Genesis Moments 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.

Amazing Avocado Giveaway - Do you have a great recipe that uses avocados? Leave a comment on this post with your avocado recipe or serving idea and YOU could WIN a $100 Gift Card.

Guidelines - Giveaway open to Continental US Residents only. Be sure to include a valid email address so I can contact you. Comments close on May 10th at midnight Eastern Daylight Time. Winner will be selected shortly thereafter, using random.org, from all valid entries. Winner must reply within 48 hours of notification or another winner will be selected using the same methods. 

For more information or to connect with Avocados from Mexico online, check out these sites:
Website - www.theamazingavocado.com
Facebook - www.Facebook.com/theamazingavocado
Pinterest - www.pinterest.com/amazingavocado  

There's still time for you to join in the fun with Avocados from Mexico:


“Most Amazing Cinco Fiesta” Pinterest Contest: Tuesday, April 16 – Friday, May 3

The contest invites pinners to create “Most Amazing Cinco Fiesta” boards to highlight all the key elements that make for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration. The grand prize winner for the best board will receive a $500 gift card, while two weekly winners receive a $50 gift card and authentic molcajete.

“Cinco Style: Discover Your Inner Avo” Facebook Quiz: Friday, April 26 – Sunday, May 5

The quiz on Facebook provides Avocados from Mexico fans with a quirky and interactive way to identify with the Amazing Avocado by taking a quiz that links their personality traits to avocado-based recipes with similar characteristics. Possible avocado personalities: Rocker Guac-er, Classically Cool, Sweetheart Style and Globe Trotter.


catch you soon - 

Disclosure - This post is brought to you by The Motherhood and The Amazing Avocado. As always, all opinions are my very own.

23 comments:

  1. I love avocado in cobb salad (grilled chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce, cucumbers, croutons, and honey mustard dressing)!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  2. I like Avocado Corn salsa
    2 small avocados, finely diced
    1 cup fresh corn kernels
    2 medium tomatoes, finely diced
    2 tablespoons lime juice
    1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
    1/2 teaspoon salt

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  3. What an interesting combination! I need to try that! I like avocado on salads or in salad dressing. I just made Steph Anderson's dressing last night!

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  4. I am obsessed with avocados and make a guac of some sort 3 days a week for my lunch! I have never had avocado with watermelon before - 2 favorite things...I will have to try it out! Here is a salad I created a while back - it's a favorite AND a local restaurant is about to put it on their menu - enjoy!! Crispy Avocado Bacon and Tomato Salad http://soufflebombay.blogspot.com/2013/01/crispy-avocado-bacon-tomato-salad.html

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  5. We love avocados in this house, but I honestly never even thought about pairing them with watermelons. YUM! We always make up a quick guacamole with fresh tomatoes, and red onion. Everyone jumps for this!

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  6. Wait, no guacamole recipes! 2 Large haas avocado, 1/2 vine ripened tomato, juice of one half lime, about a teaspoon finely chopped fresh cilantro, mix all together until well. You can also put in red onions if you desire. Perfect guacamole!

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  7. I could eat avocados like they were apples. Can't wait to try these recipes!

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  8. What an interesting combo! I'll definitely have to try that. I love avocados but I'm never sure what to do with them besides make guacamole.

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  9. I love avocado. The simplest thing I do is to mix an avocado with a small jar of organic chipotle salsa. It takes a couple of minutes to make at most and is the BEST dip for chips.

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  10. I didn't know they were a fruit. Get out of the city : )
    We always have them on hand even though I am the only person who likes them!
    The avocado dressing sounds delicious.

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  11. ALT (Avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato) Sandwiches are my favorite

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  12. This is my favorite Avocado recipe http://www.avocadosfrommexico.com/Fan-Recipes/recipe-Chicken-Sopes-with-Avocado-Cream.html

    mummytotwoboys@yahoo.com

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  13. I have a Quick and easy recipe!
    Avocado dip
    Blend avocados, cilantro, onion, garlic, jalapeno, lemon, fresh cream and salt and pepper to taste and you are good to go.
    neiddyruiz@gmail.com

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  14. I love avocado! I love it as a spread on sandwiches and wraps, as a substitute for mayo in egg salad and chopped up as an addition to salsa!

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  15. Cilantro lime dip is a favorite here:
    4 avocados
    6 limes
    bunch of cilantro chopped
    Mix until smooth.
    sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  16. I really like Bean Burrito Casserole with tons of guac!

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  17. Mix salad mix avocado chunks, blueberries, and lemon pepper for a really good salad.

    junerlisle at gmail dot com

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  18. I cant cook but I do like avocado slices on hamburgers and fish tacos

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  19. I love making Raspberry Avocado Salad with Honey Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe! It's super quick and easy to make!

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  20. I love this avocado recipe http://allrecipes.com/recipe/avocado-feta-salsa/detail.aspx

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  21. Avocado and Tortilla Soup Recipe

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  22. I think one of the best ways to serve avacados is to cut them up into chunks, then add a little virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar! Really tasty.

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  23. My favorite avocado recipe is Beet, Goat Cheese, and Avocado Salad

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