Published on January 11th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan2
Avocados, Guac Style Quiz, and Guac Sweepstakes
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love avocados, as you know. Avocados have been my favorite food for as long as I can remember and, actually, based on the stories my mom has told me about my avocado eating habits as a young one (with plenty of photo evidence), they might have been my favorite my whole life.
One of the most popular avocado dishes, of course, is guacamole. It’s a great party food, snack food, or (if you make enough) even main meal. But there are so many ways to make guac…
I was recently notified that Avocados from Mexico has a cool “Guac Star Style” quiz where you can reflect on and determine what kind of guac chef and eater you are. I just took the quiz and, as you can see (screenshot of the results below), I’m a “guac geek” and love authentic Mexican guac (true & true). You can take the quiz over on the Avocados from Mexico Facebook page to have a little guac fun yourself.
Avocados for Mexico is also hosting a sweepstakes (running from 12/28/10 to 2/6/11) in which over 80 lucky folks can win a host of prizes, from $100 in free groceries (3 winners) to coupons for Avocados from Mexico (80 winners) to “Fly Away” tickets for two, a $1500 value (2 winners). Worth the few seconds it takes to enter, I think. Visit either their homepage or Facebook page to enter. For up-to-date announcements on the sweepstakes or other topics, you can also follow Avocados for Mexico on Twitter (@guacgrl).
Now, how about a fun guac recipe?
Here’s an avocado dish I recently found that I’m modifying into a guac recipe. It’s definitely on my “to make” list.
Ingredients (slightly modified to my preferences):
- one ripe avocado
- 1/2 red grapefruit
- 1/2 orange
- a handful of sprouts
- salt, black pepper, sweet pepper, to taste
- Tbs of olive oil
- Pine nuts
How to make:
- mash up the avocado
- add the olive oil and spices to the mashed avocado and mix
- cut the grapefruit and orange into small pieces and add to the mix
- add pine nuts and mix
- add sprouts along the edge and a little on top