California Avocado 4th of July Blast Recipe Linkup and Giveaways!

Dara from Cookin’ Canuck and I are so excited to announce that the California Avocado 4th of July Blast recipe linkup is finally open! We can’t wait to see what you’ve created with delicious California Avocados.

We know how much everyone loves avocados, so we are certain this is going to be one heck of an awesome party!

Remember… when you follow the instructions to share your avocado recipes with us, you will be eligible to win over $1600 in giveaways!

The giveaways include:

  • Two separate $500 American Express Gift Cards
  • Two separate $250 American Express Gift Cards
  • Two separate California Avocado Gift Baskets, valued at $75 each

Participating in the California Avocado 4th of July Blast is simple! Here’s what you need to do…


  1. Write and post a recipe on your blog featuring delicious California Avocados. (Your post can be an old post…just PLEASE be sure to link back AND follow #2 below).
  2. Somewhere in your post, we ask that you include the following “Join Dine & Dish and Cookin’ Canuck for the California Avocado 4th of July Blast, sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.” This, including the links, must be included in your post to be eligible for the prizes.
  3. Your recipe MUST have fresh California Avocados listed as an ingredient
  4. Add your link to the California Avocado 4th of July Blast linkup widget on either Cookin’ Canuck or Dine and Dish (Dara and I have the same widget code, so only add it on one site) and leave a comment letting us know you linked up. The great news is you can link up to THREE avocado recipes! Add your avocado recipe anytime between June 27th and July 4th!
  5. Don’t have a blog? No problem! Simply leave your recipe or a link to your favorite California Avocado recipe in the comments section of either Dine & Dish or Cookin’ Canuck during the week the #CaAvoBlast wideget is open (June 27th – July 4th , 2012).

For additional entries:

Become a Fan of the California Avocado Commission on Facebook. Leave a separate comment on this post indicating you completed this.

  1. Follow the California Avocado Commission on Twitter. Leave a separate comment on this post indicating you did this.
  2. Tweet the following –> Join @cookincanuck & @dineanddish now for #CaAvoBlast. Share your @Ca_Avocados recipes. $1600 in prizes. <– Leave a separate comment on this post indicating you’ve completed this.

And that’s it! Pretty simple, right? We’ll keep the linkup open through July 4th. Winners will be announced the following week .  All winners with a valid entry will be selected at random using Winners will be emailed and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize.   Giveaways  available to U.S. residents only. Thanks for participating!

Disclosure: A special thanks to the California Avocado Commission for hosting this great event. I have been compensated for my time but all opinions are my own.

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  1. says

    I Tweeted the following –> Join @cookincanuck & @dineanddish now for #CaAvoBlast. Share your @Ca_Avocados recipes. $1600 in prizes.
    Can’t wait to share another California Avocado recipe that I am making tonight!!

  2. DeePeeDub says

    One of my favorite ways to enjoy avacado…

    One ripe avacado, chunked
    One ripe tomato, chunked
    Two hard boiled eggs, coarsely chopped
    Pensey’s Florida pepper to taste
    Sea salt to taste

    Serves 2.

    • says

      Oh, I love Penzeys! In fact, all my spices (with the exception of crystallized ginger, not really a spice) are from there! I love their simple packaging!

  3. Jenny G says

    I really like frito pie/leftover chile with smashed avocado, lime, garlic, tomato and onion on top.

  4. says

    I always feel silly leaving a comment that just says, “Hey! Guess what? I liked them on facebook.” So here’s a little something extra. I use my 8″ chef knife to remove the pit. I just chop right in the center of that pit, twist and voila! I know, this is not a new trick……

  5. says

    Here’s my comment about following them on twitter. I love avocados. I especially love them in tortilla soup, where they get creamier due to the heat of the soup. I won’t eat tortilla soup without the avocado!

  6. says

    And finally, here is my comment about tweeting about the contest. All contests ask you to tweet about them, but I actually wanted to tweet about this. Not only because I want to win (of course), but also because I hope to find some great avocado recipes – even if it’s just adding a little something extra to my guacamole, like craisins.


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