Disclosure: I am a media spokesperson for Avocados from Mexico.
I’ve talked about avocados a few times in the past — especially that they are an excellent source of healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fat, make a great replacement for cheese on sandwiches, and add flavor and a creamy texture to sandwiches, salads, and soups. Avocados also contribute nearly 20 vitamins and minerals and only 50 calories per 3 slices (1 oz). Not bad huh?! Despite all these benefits, many people don’t know how to use avocados in cooking. If you’re one of those people, it’s your lucky day.
Last week, the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers Association (MHAIA) announced that the Avocado League is back for its second season. The Avocado League celebrates women and their love for avocados and baseball. An All-Star roster of women from around the country (including pro softball player Jennie Finch) have been chosen to create recipes featuring avocados that best embody the spirit, flavor, and passion of their hometown. Eight recipes are in the running to be named the BIG HIT and earn the title of Avocado League MVP. It’s up to you to vote for your favorite! You have until October 27, 2010 to vote for the Avocado League BIG HIT.
If you’re already an all-star cook, you can get in on the game too! During the voting period (September 28-October 27) you can submit your own avocado recipe. One “wild card” recipe will be selected every week to be featured on the BIG HIT site and the winning chef will receive a $100 gift card.
Also, this Thursday, October 7th, from 2-3 pm ET, join the Big Hit Twitter party to talk about avocados, fall activities, and more! All you have to do is tweet @AmazingAvocado with the hashtag #BigHit.
What’s your favorite way to enjoy avocados?