New Avocado Recipes + Party Time!

By Shannon Gurnee
In Cooking with Redhead Mom
July 13, 2017

This post was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation
for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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Living in California, we are super lucky to have easy access to Hass Avocados in many of our local grocery stores. In fact, there are properties near us here on the California Central Coast that actually have Avocado Orchards! Pretty cool, right? I was really excited to partner with Hass Avocados and try some new avocado recipes with family and friends with a tasting party in our own home! Normally, I love to eat avocados in salads or mashed into guacamole, while I know others who enjoy it smeared on toast. I never thought of trying some of the other recipes out there! However, for our tasting party, we whipped up two yummy new recipes. Check it out!

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Chipotle Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes

The first recipe we made was Chipotle Avocado Stuffed Tomatoes. This was a yummy and easy recipe to whip together. Plus, it gave me a chance to use my new Vitamix blender – woo hoo!

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  • 14 cocktail or large cherry tomatoes (1 1/2-inch diameter)
  • 1 ripe, fresh Hass avocado, halved, pitted and peeled
  • 1/2 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. chipotle chili powder
  • 14 small cilantro leaves for garnish


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1 – Slice the tops off the tomatoes and scoop out seeds and pulp. Drain, cut side down on paper towels.

2 – In a blender, puree the avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro, lime juice and chipotle chili powder until smooth and blended.

3 – Spoon or pipe avocado filling into centers of tomatoes.

4 – Garnish with cilantro leaves.

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Vegan Avocado Chocolate Chia Pudding

You’ll love this rich and creamy dessert that provides an intense bit of chocolate to satisfy your sweetest cravings. It definitely was never a combination I never thought of trying and I’m so glad I did!


  • 2 ripe, fresh Hass avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. chia seeds


1 – In a blender, combine avocados, maple syrup, orange juice, cocoa powder and salt

2 – Blend until smooth, stopping occasionally to stir mixture. Add 3/4 cup water and blend until very smooth. Stir in chia seeds.

3 – Divide pudding into six small bowls. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.

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The Party

At our Tasting Party, we not only tasted yummy avocado recipes, but we also learned a little about avocados. I knew that I loved eating avocados, but I didn’t know as much about them before we had our avocado tasting party. Check out a few of the facts we learned about avocados:

  • According to a survey by Fresh Avocados – Love One Today®, over 75% of the fat in avocados is unsaturated (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats), making them a great substitute for foods high in saturated fat.
  • Avocados, which are a fruit although most people think of them as a vegetable, contain less than one gram of sugar per 1-ounce, the least amount of sugar per serving of any other fresh fruit.
  • Avocados act as a “nutrient booster” by helping the body to better absorb fat-soluble nutrients, such as alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein, from foods that are eaten with the fruit.

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Our guests loved the avocado recipes and each went home with some avocado recipes, a party/avocado-themed shirt and some avocados! It was a lot of fun and a great reason to have friends and family over for food and socializing, in addition to learning something about avocados.

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Be sure to follow the Hass Avocado Board on Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram for fun facts, recipes and more! A big thanks to Influence Central and the Hass Avocado Board for giving us the chance to have this fun tasting party with family and friends.

What is your favorite way to enjoy avocados?



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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

31 Responses to “New Avocado Recipes + Party Time!”

  1. […] This post was sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Living in California, we are super lucky to have easy access to Hass Avocados in many of our local grocery stores. In fact, there are properties near […] Click Here For Original Source Of The Article […]

  2. I love avocado. I put it in everything I possibly can. It’s so good!

  3. I love avocado! I made so much pudding from them last summer it was great! I really need to do that again. Though I think I’ll try your stuff tomatoes!

  4. Meagan says:

    I have heard of some great avocado recipes. I love avocado in a smoothie.

  5. Pam says:

    We love avocados, too! I’ve never heard of, but would love to try the Vegan Avocado Chocolate Chia Pudding- it’s so different… I’m intrigued by anything that can be healthier AND satisfy my sweet tooth. Thanks!

  6. Pam says:

    Sounds like a fun party. I love any excuse I can get to eat avocados. They’re one of my favorite foods.

  7. How fun! I love avocados and am always on the hunt for a new recipe.

  8. I love avocados and they have been heaven sent since I started eating a low carb high fat diet. Thanks for the recipe. – yolonda

  9. Dogvills says:

    I love avocado. It’s yummy and packed with many health benefits. The stuffed tomato looks so yummy.

  10. Victoria Heckstall says:

    I love avocados! Perfect for treats! I love the idea of this. Nice one!

  11. Deann says:

    I like my avocados blended with ice and milk! It’s so yummy!

  12. Kerri says:

    I love adding avocados to my burger and making fresh guacomole out of them too. Those tomatoes look so yummy. Wasn’t the avocado dip inside delish?

  13. I don’t like avocado, which kills me as I know how good it is for you. My family love it though, although they don’t get much more adventurous than spread on toast! Love the mini tomatoes and the chia chocolate pudding sounds very interesting indeed!

  14. Jeanine says:

    I love the shirts, that is too funny! I am not the biggest fan of avocado! But I am willing to try to add more to my life!

  15. Theresa says:

    This recipe sounds heavenly! Avocados are one of my favorite foods to indulge in almost daily. I like to eat 1/2 of one for lunch most days.

  16. ricci says:

    I love those t-shirts!! LOL!! And that recipe sounds amazing, and I don’t even like tomatoes!! LOL!!

  17. I really could eat avocados just plain, but i cant wait to try some new recipes! There are so many ways to prepare them.

  18. Karina says:

    I loooove avocado! And those stuffed tomatoes look like the perfect appetizer. I’m definitely an avocado on toast girl… but truly, I can eat avocado however and whenever!

  19. Agnes says:

    I absolutely love avocado and always make sure I buy a bag every week. I love to use it for avocado toast and in salads.

  20. Debra Hawkins says:

    Avocados are my all time favorite food! I am always looking for new and fun ways to use them. These look amazing!

  21. Oh wow! The stuffed tomatoes look amazing! I’d love to try that recipe! I love avocados and I enjoy trying out new recipes that have it.

  22. My husband would LOVE those avocado stuffed tomatoes! It combines two of his favorite foods (and others) in a terrific little package.

  23. Di Hickman says:

    I’ve had more avocado since moving to CA than I have in the previous 29 years of my life! Seriously a way of living here, and I love it!

  24. Jeanine says:

    We dont have nearly enough avocados in our lives. I would love to add more recipes with them into our meal plans. This is great!

  25. uprunforlife says:

    Avocado is one of my favorites. I need to try the avocado pudding.

    We smash them up and eat it on chips. Or I eat the whole.

  26. Thank you for sharing your recipe. These stuffed tomatoes would make great appetizers! My husband does not really like avocados, so yay! more for me to enjoy!

  27. TColeman says:

    I love avocado! These look so delicious and I am going to have to try them out for sure.

  28. I started eating avocado about a year ago and I love it with everything. I was late to the party!

  29. Julie Waldron says:

    Avocado’s are one of my new favorite things. I love to mix avocado with tomato & hard boiled egg with a little salt & pepper to taste. Not only is is a healthy lunch, it’s also delicious!

  30. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I love avocados, so these recipes are so bountiful, I can barely wait to try some of these out. I thank you so much for sharing this post with us.

  31. Howard B says:

    This seems like a good blend

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