National Avocado Day- avocados for breakfast, lunch and dinner

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Holy Guacamole! It’s National Avocado Day.

On Friday, July 31, 2020, National Avocado Day, restaurants nation-wide will help us celebrate this festive day. Join Chipotle’s rewards program, then use the app to order online and you will receive free guacamole. Quizno’s is also offering free guacamole on their sub sandwiches. Tijuana Flats will serve a free small side of guac with the purchase of an adult entree. Check with your local restaurants to find more fun avocado specials in your area.

There are so many ways to enjoy avocados. Begin with ripe avocados. If you avocados are not perfectly ripe, you can help them along by placing them in a brown paper bag with an apple or a banana for two or three days. Ripe avocados have very dark green skin and will feel a little soft, but not mushy.

Avocados for breakfast? Absolutely! Think of avocado as a replacement for creamy butter or mayonnaise. Thinly sliced avocado on toast makes a lovely, healthy breakfast, topped with thin slices of hard boiled eggs, tomato, salt and pepper. A great way to start the day, avocados are a good source of fiber and vitamin K and contain vitamin C.

Top your favorite sandwich or burger with avocado for lunch. In the mood for a salad, make a BLT Salad with iceberg lettuce, crispy bacon, chopped garden fresh tomato and avocado.  Top “the works” nachos with fresh avocado for a tasty snack. If you haven’t tasted Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup, you are in for a treat this summer. Serve this as a starter before dinner or with tea sandwiches for a light lunch.

Serve this lovely green fruit at your fanciest dinner party too. Impress your guests with California Avocado Dungeness Crab Towers. or Shrimp and Avocado Salad.

And for dessert…avocado ice cream!

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How will you enjoy your avocado on this national holiday celebrating this versatile green fruit?