Cheese Grits with California Avocado

Total Time: 50 min

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Delectable cheesy grits topped with creamy California Avocado cubes. 

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Serves: 4

2 cups water 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup stone-ground grits 2 Tbsp. butter 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado peeled, seeded and cut into ½” cubes
  1. In a saucepan, combine water and salt; bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add grits, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring frequently, for 25 to 30 minutes, or until grits are thickened and creamy.
  3. Remove grits from heat and let stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Add butter and cheese
  5. Top with avocado cubes

Serving Suggestion: Top with sautéed or BBQ shrimp or mixed veggies for a dinner entrée.

Beverage Pairing: Hot chicory coffee

*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.

Did You Know?

There are lots of quick and easy recipes on this site. Some have more than 7 ingredients, but most can be prepared in 15 minutes or less. Even with simple recipes it helps to know how to store avocados before you use them and if you have any left over.

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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