10 Inspiring Avocado Recipes for Memorial Day

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering those who lost their lives while serving in our country’s armed forces. It’s an important day to remember, reflect and honor. 

With many of my own family, including grandpas on both sides as well as my best friend having served in the military, the meaning of the day hits close to home for me; and is a reminder to not take what we have for granted, such as the company of our loved ones. That’s why when Memorial Day comes around, all I want to do is spend quality time with friends and family and enjoy some good food, music and of course each other’s company and conversation. 

Here are some delicious recipe ideas to inspire your Memorial Day menu. 

10 Avocado Recipes for Memorial Day 

All American Guacamole Recipe


No summer gathering would be complete without guacamole. Your friends and family will love this patriotic guac with cherry tomatoes and roasted corn. Watch how we like to make this guacamole

Avocado Hummus Cups Recipe 


Avocado Hummus is perfect for summer snacking when paired with sliced veggies. The green color that the California Avocados lends to the hummus, paired with crisp, bright veggies and pita chips appeals to kids sense of fun, and the light addition of garlic adds just enough flavor to satisfy kids from 2 to 102! 

Grilled Corn with Avocado Crema Recipe 


By blending crema with ripe California Avocado, lime juice, cilantro and salt, it is transformed into a rich, decadent sauce that I think is even better than butter on corn. It would also be delicious spread on a burger or served with crudités for dipping!

Hass Family Every Day Avocado Salad Recipe 


A tossed green salad made by Elizabeth Hass, just the way Rudolph Hass, owner of the original Hass Avocado tree, loved it. Simple, tasty and full of California Avocados. Made with typically on hand ingredients, so it is easy to prepare without much planning. It is made special by the creamy Fresh California Avocado Dressing. Sliced celery and walnuts add some great crunch.

Summer Harvest Avocado Salad Recipe


This Summer Harvest Salad is loaded with the abundant produce of summer. From juicy grape tomatoes, bursting with flavor, to fresh, creamy California Avocados and of course, grilled sweet corn, this is summer in a bowl. What better way to welcome a new season of abundance? 

Avocado Potato Salad Recipe


An All American picnic favorite – potato salad – gets a delicious update with low-fat mayo and Fresh California Avocados.

Chicken, Crispy Onion and Avocado Wrap Recipe


Perfectly portable. Grilled chicken tossed in tangy BBQ sauce topped with salad mix, Fresh California Avocados, cheese and crispy onions makes a flavorful filling (with a crispy crunch) for this wrap sandwich. Get ready to satisfy your taste buds and your body. This delicious wrap provides an excellent source of key nutrients including protein (52% DV) calcium, iron, vitamin B6 and dietary fiber.

Hot Dog with Guacamole Recipe


Hot dogs are an American tradition. Topped with Zesty California Guacamole they become a whole new taste sensation!

Wild West Bison Burger with California Avocado Recipe


The spirit of the Wild West is in these burgers with bison (you could also traditional ground beef or turkey), BBQ sauce, fried onions and of course California Avocado. 

Citrus and Avocado Cream Pie Recipe


Surprise your guests with an avocado dessert! California Avocado grower John Scudder has been making this creamy pie for more than 25 years. California Avocado and lemon juice, rather than lime juice, create its pretty color and tropical taste.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

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As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


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