This recipe includes a creamy chocolate dip made with avocado and mascarpone cheese which is perfect for dipping berries.
California Avocado and Fruit Board with Chocolate California Avocado Dip
Total Time: 30 min
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IngredientsCalifornia Avocado and Fruit Board with Chocolate California Avocado Dip 2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, halved, peeled and thinly sliced for avocado roses 1 pt. raspberries 1 (24 oz.) package strawberries 1 pt. blackberries 2 kiwifruits, sliced 1 mini watermelon, cut in small triangles 2 oranges, sliced in halves 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and sliced or cubed 20 cherries 1 large bunch seedless red or purple grapes 1 large bunch seedless green grapes Chocolate California Avocado Dip (see make-ahead recipe below) Chocolate California Avocado Dip 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and cubed 1/3 cup rich cocoa powder such as Navitas® Organics Cacao Powder 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. salt 8 oz. mascarpone cheese
Chocolate California Avocado Dip
- In a large mixing bowl, add avocado, cocoa powder, maple syrup, vanilla and salt and blend together as smoothly as possible with whisk or fork.
- Fold in mascarpone (can be left on counter for up to one hour ahead to soften) with rubber spatula and gently mix until fully incorporated.
Variations: Serve with the Honey Citrus California Avocado Dip on the side.
Serving Suggestion: Pair this with a dessert board with fresh berries and other fruit.
Beverage Pairing: Enjoy with a glass of Syrah.
*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.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados