Friday, June 19, 2015
As Guac as it Gets
Avocado Popsicles and cheesecake ideas for a Canada Day party
Amy Chen, Townhallbrands.com
elebrate Canada Day with an outdoor summer picnic that includes classic outdoor eats. An added avocado twist to these picnic perfect dishes is sure to delight your guests without compromising the waistline after a food-filled day of celebration.
Give yourself time to be
present and reach for these quick, easy, affordable but delicious
and nutritious recipes featuring
Avocados from Mexico to round out your Canada Day gathering.
Always a classic- Avocado Cheesecake Served in Glass Jars
1. Mix together all of the crust ingredients. Divide the mixture into the glass jars and press down firmly. Place the jars in the refrigerator while you prepare the other ingredients.
2. In a food processor, blend the sugar, cream cheese and avocado into a smooth purΓe. Warm the lime juice in the microwave. Add the gelatine leaf and mix well. Whip into the avocado mixture and pour into the glass jars. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
3. CHEF'S TIP: This cake keeps very well in the freezer. It can therefore be made in advance and thawed gradually in the refrigerator a few hours prior to serving
1 cup of water
½ cup of granulated sugar
3 Avocados from Mexico, peeled & pitted
Juice & zest from 1 whole lime (2 if it is super small)
Ό tsp. salt
1. Bring water and sugar to a
boil together in a saucepan; stir continually until
sugar dissolves. Set aside to cool.
1 naan flatbread
1. Brush the bread with the Alfredo sauce. In a skillet over high heat, sautΓ© the shrimp in the olive oil and arrange on the bread. Add the red pepper slices. Bake in a 300˚F oven for 5 minutes. Add the avocado pieces and arugula leaves. Season and drizzle a little olive oil over top. Serve with the grilled lemon.
2. CHEF'S TIP: Garnish with grated cheese and top off your presentation with a few slices of smoked salmon.
Did You Know?
a versatile and nutritious fruit to incorporate into every meal.
About Avocados from Mexico
Of all avocados consumed in Canada, 80% of
avocados come from Mexico. Mexico is the world's top avocado
producer (over 1, 200 growers in the MichoacΓ‘n region), far
outranking the United States and Chile. Currently, Canada is the
second biggest importer of Mexican avocados, ranking under the
United States and just above Japan.
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