California Avocados Direct {Recipe: Avocado Dip}

Have you ever tasted an avocado? I mean….really tasted an avocado? I thought I had – I make avocado fries, salads with avocado and avocado ranch dressing, guacamole and more. I eat avocado’s straight up with a bit of Kosher salt and I love them on a sandwich.

I recently received a shipment of California Avocados from California Avocados Direct. Securely packaged with care and a hand written note directly from the farmer himself, I was pretty excited about this package. California Avocados Direct is bringing fresh from the orchard avocados directly to your home and mine through their innovative e-commerce store. With a selection of monthly avocado deliveries, gourmet avocado gift baskets, and more, California Avocados Direct is giving the chance for people like me, in Kansas, to really be able to taste an avocado.

California Avocados DirectWhat I realized when I first took a bite of an avocado from California Avocados Direct is that I have never really tasted a fresh avocado. We have avocados in the supermarket here that you have to hurry to get home or they will be over ripe. What we don’t have are orchard fresh, delicious, farm fresh avocados. After one taste, I can tell you… you haven’t truly tasted an avocado unless you have tasted a farm fresh California avocado.

I hesitated to even turn these avocado’s into a recipe… they were so good by themselves – fresh and full of flavor. However, I decided to create a delicious veggie dip (or pita chip dip) using an avocado, some cream cheese and Rotel. A veggie dip for your veggies… gotta love that!

If you are interested in supporting a farmer with a commitment to providing the freshest avocados to people in all regions of the United States, check out the California Avocados Direct website. Their story is one worth supporting and their avocados are truly like nothing I’ve ever tasted. Freshest of the fresh and the highest quality avocados available.

Recipe: Avocado Dip

  • 1 8oz package light cream cheese
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 10oz can diced tomatoes with green chilies, drained
  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine light cream cheese and diced avocado. Blend until smooth.
  2. Add Kosher salt and tomatoes with green chilies. Stir with a spoon until well incorporated. Serve cold with fresh vegetables or pita chips.

California Avocados Direct sent me a lovely package of avocados. All opinions expressed within this post are my own.

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  1. Peter Mahigian says

    Chunks of avocado seasoned with the spice mixture that Ben Holtz sent with some of the salsa that also came with the avocados scooped up with blue corn tortilla chips. An excellent lunch if I do say so myself! Thank you, Ben, Mimi, and the whole family for this wonderful treat.

  2. says

    Oh, man, I love avocados so much. I don’t get to eat them much because my husband doesn’t care for them, and it would therefore be incumbent on me to finish the whole thing as fast as possible, and while I definitely CAN do that, I get the impression that perhaps I shouldn’t.

  3. says

    Kristen, thank you so much for this delightful review! We are so glad you are enjoying the avocados. We are excited about your creative photos and recipe! Our family works together to ship the finest California avocados all over the United States. As a mom, I’m especially happy that our grown children can carry on our family farm, connecting directly to the people who love avocados! Our youngest daughter Rachel and her boyfriend Nolan love to experiment with new recipes and take photos, and Ben (the farmer who wrote your personal note) is committed to giving the best in personal service. We invite your readers to meet us on Facebook! Thanks again!

  4. says

    Avocados are my absolute, number-one most favorite food on the planet. I shudder to even admit this, but I’d rather eat an avocado than dark chocolate (did I just say that?). Here in the Boston area, we are lucky to get avocados year round … by my favorites are definitely the domestic avocados from the beautiful state of California. I make a mean avocado tarragon sauce that I love to put on grilled salmon or chicken. Hooray for avocados!!


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