Tangy citrus and rich, smooth avocado are popular partners on contemporary menus. Although the two fruits originated in different hemispheres, generations of culinarians have recognized their complementary characteristics, pairing them in flavorful and appealing appetizers, salads, sauces, entrées, beverages and desserts.
With chefs across the country contributing their inventive avocado-citrus signature dishes, the California Avocado Commission offers operators plenty of menu inspiration. Simple starters like Frisée, California Avocado & Navel Orange Salad and ethnic specialties like Seafood, Pomelo and California Avocado Salad with Scallion Rice Noodles are just the beginning. Type “lemon” into the California Avocado Commission’s foodservice recipe search engine and other innovative combinations pop up, including California Avocado Carpaccio Salad, Citrus Marinated Spider Crab Filets, Pink Grapefruit and Toasted Capers and California Avocado and Lime Tart.
To find more Fresh California Avocado-citrus flavor pairings, browse the recipe database at CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice. While on the site, take advantage of resources to optimize Fresh California Avocado usage: nutrition, selection, storage and handling information. Complete the POS order form to receive The Magic of California Avocados recipe booklet, or call 800-370-3782.
About the California Avocado Commission
Created in 1978, the California Avocado Commission strives to increase demand for California avocados through advertising, promotion and public relations, and engages in related industry activities that benefit the state’s nearly 5,000 avocado growers. The California Avocado Commission serves as the official information source for California Avocados and the California avocado industry. For information about California avocados, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice, become a fan At Facebook.com/CaliforniaAvocados and follow the California Avocado Commission on Twitter at Twitter.com/CA_Avocados.