Giveaway: Avocados from Mexico

Oct 06, 2010 99 Comments by Disclosure

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Family dinners are so important, and great dinners usually involve a lot of fun and conversation. Fun is usually the best way to get your little ones to eat their dinners too! In our house, the best meals are the ones that we make ourselves… One of our favorite nights here is Taco Night!

Daddy and I prepare some meat.. usually chicken.. and make fresh corn tortillas. We’ll make some smoked salsa earlier in the day, and make sure it’s good and spicy. The girls help get the cheese, shredded lettuce, onion and sour cream together. Daddy will usually chop up some Avocado from Mexico for his tacos. Once we have all of our ingredients ready, we all start building our own tacos.

We have so much fun making our dinner “our own” and usually end up laughing about something silly, like dropping the cheese in the beans, or accidentally tossing a tomato across the plate.

What’s your favorite salsa, guacamole, or taco recipe using Avocados from Mexico? If you have a blog, post your own original avocado recipe then come back here and leave a link to your post in the comments section of this post. Don’t worry! If you don’t have a blog, you can let me know in the comments for a chance to win a $100 iGift card from Avocados from Mexico!

Spread the word about this giveaway!

  1. Tweet out about this Giveaway using the hashtag #taconight and/or share this on your Facebook page!
  2. Follow @Guacgrl on Twitter and/or “Like” Avocados from Mexico’s Facebook page to get Taco Night Giveaway updates!

Entries will be accepted until October 29th at 11:59pm EST.

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Disclosure: I am running this Taco Night Giveaway at the request of Avocados from Mexico, for which I will receive compensation in the form of an iCard in appreciation.”

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Monica Brady, is the Owner, Author and Chief Mom Blogger of Mommy Brain Reports and her personal blog, MonicaBrady.net. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for over 15 years, and is a work at home mother to her beautiful identical twin girls, Alexandra and Victoria. In 2009, they moved cross country from California to coastal North Carolina, and love their new home. When she's not spending time with her girls, she's either working on her blog writing up reviews on some really cool products, working on giveaway posts, participating in events with her sponsors, or doing her work as a Social Media Consultant. Monica has had the opportunities to participate in some amazing campaigns with some amazing brands, and loves the relationships she's developed with each one of them.

99 Responses to “Giveaway: Avocados from Mexico”

  1. Donna B. says:

    I 2.Follow @Guacgrl on Twitter and I “Like” Avocados from Mexico’s Facebook page

  2. Emily N. says:

    My taco recipe is multi-grain or whole wheat tortillas filled with fresh diced tomato, shredded lettuce, cooked black beans, mild salsa, and topped with slices of Avocados from Mexico sprinkled with season salt.

    emilynwins[at]gmail dot com

  3. Shannon Flora says:

    tweeted
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    Thanks,Shannon
    shannpf1977 at yahoo dot com

  4. Shannon Flora says:

    Follow @Guacgrl on Twitter @shannon717717 and “Like” Avocados from Mexico’s Facebook page shannon flora-johnson

    Thanks,Shannon
    shannpf1977 at yahoo dot com

  5. James says:

    One can black beans, one can corn, one can kidney beans, one chopped onion, five cloves of diced garlic, 3 diced tomatoes, 1/2 cup sliced black olives, one avocado peeled and diced. Drain the beans and corn and stir together with the onion, garlic, tomatoes, black olives and avocado. Stir in one cup of your favorite salsa, and use salt and pepper according to taste. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with chips.

  6. Clarissa Neiding says:

    i twitter follow avocados

  7. Laura says:

    Love this in the summer:

    1 avacado, diced
    2 cups sweet corn kernels
    1 cup black beans, drained
    1/4 cilantro
    1 tsp olive oil

    Toss together and enjoy

  8. JoeyfromSC says:

    I LOVE avocados!! My fave recipe is here:

    Mushroom and Avocado Salad

    (it’s really good!! lol)

    12 Italian bread slices, grilled
    6 lettuce leaves (I use romaine!!)
    1 medium avocado
    1 lb white mushrooms
    12 oz red bell pepper, diced
    12 oz green bell pepper, diced
    1/2cup of sherry wine vinegar
    1/2cup of basil leaves, chopped
    1/4 cup of whole grain mustard
    1/8 cup of olive oil

    In a bowl, mix the mustard, vinegar, basil, bell peppers and olive oil, then set that aside

    Wash and slice the white mushrooms

    Add the mushrooms to the dressing and marinate for 15 minutes

    Place each salad portion on a lettuce leaf

    Slice the avocado and place it on top

    Serve with two slices of grilled Italian bread

    EAT!! lol..yumo!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

    ajoebloe(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. JoeyfromSC says:

    tweeted

    http://twitter.com/JoeyfromSC/status/28928050101

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  10. Anne says:

    Here is my avocado recipe
    My recipe:
    1 avocado,
    1/4 c. red onions
    8 cherry tomatoes
    1 lime
    1/4 c. coriander

    Directions: chop avocado and squeeze lime over it. Chop red onions, tomatoes and coriander. Mix everything together.

  11. Anne says:

    I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of Avocados from Mexico

  12. Ceinwyn R. says:

    I love avocados! Around here we have them on taco night of course, but I also like to use them is a carrot and avocado salad that includes:

    -about 1 1/2 cups rough chopped carrots
    -1 avocado, sliced
    -1 Tbsp lemon juice
    -1 tsp cumin
    -dash of salt and pepper
    -Olive oil

    I saute the carrots in the olive oil and add the cumin and salt and pepper until they start to shrivel and brown a little, so they are slightly crispy outside and softer inside. Then I pour them in a bowl, gently mix in the avocado slices, and stir in the lemon juice. A great, easy and tasty veggie side!

  13. Erin Walsh says:

    I do vegetarian tacos
    Zatarans Black Beans and Rice Mix
    Avacados
    Tomato
    Red Pepper Flakes
    Mexican 3 Cheese Shredded Cheese
    Taco shells
    Just cook the black beans and rice as directed on the package and pile on the rest of the ingredients to taste. You can add in any other ingredients you prefer.
    The avacados and tomatoes are good for you, It’s easy, and vegetarians don’t have to miss out on all of the taco goodness. I make them when I make regular meat tacos for my family.
    ewalsh40(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Carrie says:

    my son loves mashed avocados and bananas on his toast – simple yet delicious

  15. Carrie says:

    follow #guacgrl on twitter as @CarrieAn13

  16. carol y says:

    I use chicken tenders and cook them in some olive oil, with fresh garlic, cumin, chili powder, and granulated onion. Cook till tender, shred, and add some water. Keep hot.
    Take your avocados and slice up. Dice tomatoes, and onions, if you like. Clean lettuce.
    Put the chicken and all the veggies on tortillas and add cheese and sour cream. So good!

  17. carol y says:

    Follow @Guacgrl on Twitter-dresdenrain.

  18. Stephanie says:

    I like the guacamole my boyfriend makes.
    He doesn’t use an exact measuring technique
    I believe he mixes salsa, mashed avocados, cilantro, salt and onions together and makes a great guacamole.

  19. Stephanie says:

    I follow guacgrl on twitter. gnwg

  20. susan smoaks says:

    Avocado and Zucchini Salad
    Ingredients

    * 3 cups shredded zucchini
    * 1 medium-size firm-ripe avocado
    * 1 cup arugula or watercress sprigs, rinsed and crisped
    * 1/4 cup Safeway SELECT Verdi Olive Oil
    * 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    * Salt and pepper
    * 8 Greek olives
    Directions
    Place zucchini in a wide, shallow bowl. Peel, pit, and slice the avocado. Arrange avocado and arugula over zucchini.

    In a small bowl, combine oil and lemon juice; season to taste with salt and pepper, then mix well. Pour dressing over salad and mix lightly. Garnish with olives, if desired.

  21. Michelle Tucker says:

    My favorite go to recipe is the following…

    2 cubed avacadoes
    1 cubed mango
    1/2 diced red onion
    cilantro (to taste – I usually go for 1/4th cup chopped)
    juice of 1 lime
    salt and pepper to taste.
    (if wanting spice, add diced jalapeno pepper)
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

    It’s the easiest salsa around, but it’s REALLY good. We were making this salsa before the fruity salsa’s got really popular.

  22. Michelle Tucker says:

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/iiiyadirf/status/29132156301
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

  23. Michelle Tucker says:

    Follow @Guacgrl on Twitter iiiyadirf
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

  24. Michelle Tucker says:

    “Like” Avocados from Mexico’s Facebook iiiyadirf (michelle tucker)
    michelle (at) harrisbb (dotcom)

  25. Karen says:

    I love love love shrimp stuffed avocados. You can find my recipe here:
    http://fabgrandma.com/shrimp-stuffed-avocados/

  26. Karen says:

    I am now following @guacgirl on Twitter.

  27. Karen says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway!

  28. Karen says:

    I also added Mommy Brain Reports to my google reader. Thanks for the info!

  29. Geoff K says:

    I like to make a thick avocado soup to go with tacos or to dip chips in as an alternative to guac or salsa:

    One of my favorite comfort foods would have to be avocado soup, which is a breeze to make but so delicious:
    1 small onion, finely chopped
    Olive oil for saute
    1 med. avocado
    2 teaspoons soy sauce
    2 1/2 cup of water
    sea salt

    Saute the onion until its transparent. Peel avocado and remove the pit. Combine the onion, avocado, soy sauce and water in a food processor or blender and beat well. When the mixture is smooth put into a saucepan and let it come to a boil. Simmer for 2 or 3 minutes.

    Thanks!

  30. Geoff K says:

    I’m following guacgrl on twitter (@guettel78) and I like Avocados from Mexico on facebook: Geoff K

  31. Chrysa says:

    This is a super simple avocado quesadilla recipe:
    Take a flour tortilla, put very thin slices of avocado on top, dot with salsa and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top with a second tortilla and toast in the toaster oven until starting to brown.

  32. Gianna says:

    Gianna’s Italian style guacamole

    1 mashed avocado
    1 teaspoon of lemon juice
    1/2 cup of sour cream
    1/2 cup of canned diced tomatoes with garlic.
    1/2 clove of garlic minced finely
    1/4 cut of minced sweet onion

    Mix together, chill and serve with tortilla chips.

  33. Chrysa says:

    I’m following guacgrl on Twitter (I’m @LuckyJinxy).

  34. Sand says:

    I don’t have a blog. I love avocado on corn tortillas with rotisserie chicken, onion, cilantro, tomato & salsa.

  35. Mari says:

    I like this simple recipe for guacamole. Using two avocados, I add chopped tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and a dash of sea salt. If you like it spicy you can add a sliver of habanero (very hot) or jalapeño (mildly hot).

  36. Mari says:

    I follow via Twitter (LuckyDuckyToo).

  37. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…our all-purpose Guacamole for tacos, burritos, dipping chips, etc.:

    2 Avocados, pitted & mashed
    1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
    1/2 cup diced onions
    1 cup of chopped bell peppers
    1 cup chopped tomato
    1/2 cup of your favorite brand chunky salsa
    …add chopped Jalapenos peppers to taste.
    Simply mix ingredients together & then chill in refrigerator for a few hours before serving.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  38. janet says:

    Avocado Dip (easy)
    1/2 small onion
    1 avocado, must be ripe, remove skin and seed
    2 tablespoons lemon juice
    1 tomato, diced into 2mm x 2 mm cubes
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    salt, to taste
    black pepper, to taste
    1 In a mini food processor (I use my ninja blender), process the onion, remove and to a small bowl.
    2 Add the diced tomatoes into the same bowl.
    3 Add avocado in the food processor and process the avocado until it’s totally mashed.
    4 Add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and black pepper to taste.
    5 Process them a little more, remove and add the same bowl with onion and tomatoes.
    6 Mix well.
    7 Serve with pita sticks, water cracker biscuits or savoury biscuits.

  39. brian e. says:

    Follow @Guacgrl on Twitter: @brianpiero

  40. brian e. says:

    Following you via Twitter: @brianpiero

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  41. Monica says:

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