Hash browns done California style with delicious, nutritious California Avocados and topped with sour cream, salsa and cilantro make this dish for vegetarian and gluten-free diets. In addition to great taste, the addition of the avocados adds to the healthfulness of this breakfast dish providing an excellent source (20% DV) of potassium, vitamin E and B5, along with a good source of dietary fiber (14% DV), protein (12% DV), 15% DV of folate and vitamin B 3 along with 10% DV of iron, vitamins K and B6. If you choose to pass on the sour cream, it great for a vegan diet. Enjoy!
California Avocado Hash Browns
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|1||ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and diced|
|1 1/2||lb.||frozen shredded hash browns with onion*|
|1/8||tsp.||sea salt, or to taste|
|1/8||tsp.||ground black pepper, or to taste|
|1/4||cup||prepared tomato salsa|
|1||Tbsp.||chopped cilantro, optional|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Gently mix lemon juice with avocado; reserve.
- In a large frying pan, heat oil. Add potatoes and cook, turning frequently, until tender and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
- Gently fold avocado into hash browns and continue cooking until well browned, about 3 minutes. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
- Top each serving with sour cream, salsa and cilantro, if using.
Serving Suggestion: Serve alongside your favorite cooked eggs for breakfast or with ham or grilled veggies for dinner.
Beverage Pairing: Cup of coffee, orange juice or water with a slice of lemon.
*If you cannot find frozen hash browns with onions, add ¼ cup chopped onions, sautéed.
**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.
Vitamin A 28 mcg; Vitamin C 7 mg; Calcium 31 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 54 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.09 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 8%; Calcium 2%; Iron 10 %; Vitamin D 0%