Yolie's Avocados & Gifts - Am & Appetizers
Yolie's Avocados & Gifts - By Baha Rick
R E C I P E S

BREAKFAST

1.  Bacon, Egg & Avocado on the 1/2 Shell

  • Preparation  5 min  Cook Time15 min

Recipe Provided By the California Avocado Commission.

Ingredients:
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 2 eggs

Instructions:  Cut the avocado in half. Scoop out the avocado so the hole matches the size of your eggs. If you don't do this, the eggs will spill out onto the cookie sheet and make a mess. Crack an egg into each half of the avocado, resting the edge of the avocado on the side of the cookie sheet. This helps keep it stable so the avocado doesn’t roll and spill the egg. Add the pieces of bacon to the top and place in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. You can adjust this based on how you like your eggs cooked. Then add salt and pepper to taste. I would not have imagined that warm avocado would be so yummy, but IT IS! I could eat this for any meal. As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.

2.  Cheese, Egg & Avocado on the 1/2 Shell

Ingredients:
Whole avocado
Eggs
Cayenne pepper (or any spice of your choice)
Cheese (optional)

Remove the stone from an avocado. Scoop out a little more avocado to increase the size of the stone's crater. Crack an egg into the crater. Sprinkle with Cayenne pepper (cheese too if you desire). Bake in the oven at 180 degrees until egg is cooked to the level you like.





APPETIZERS
 
1.  Greek Guacamole

  • 4 California Avocados
  • 3 oz. cherry tomatoes, cut in half or quarters if large
  • 2 oz. finely diced cucumber, seeded (do not peel)
  • 2 oz. finely chopped red onion 
  • 2 oz. pitted Kalamata olives, chopped
  • 2 oz. finely crumbled Feta cheese
  • 2 tsp. chopped, fresh marjoram or oregano
Serves:  12
Instructions:
  1. Coarsely mash (DO NOT PUREE) California avocados; stir in lemon juice. Fold in remaining ingredients. Serve with toasted pita bread.
  2. Guacamole is best made as close to service as possible. Store in an airtight container with plastic wrap against the surface.

2. Chipotle Chicken and Avocado Quesadillas

*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.
  • Preparation: 30 min.    Cook Time: 10 min.    Total Time: 40 min.
    Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups shredded, roasted chicken
  •   ¾ cup canned black beans, drained
  • 1 bunch green onions, white and light green parts only, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. minced, canned chipotle chiles
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  •  ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ cups grated Mexican manchego cheese
  • 1 cup grated panela cheese
  •   ½ cup grated cotija cheese
  • 4 10-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 ½ ripe Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • Avocado Citrus Crema
  • 1 ripe Fresh California Avocado, seeded, peeled and quartered
  •   ½ cup light sour cream
  • 1 lime, juiced
  •  ½ orange, juiced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  Serves: 8
Instructions:
  1. Combine chicken, black beans, onions, cilantro, chiles, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper in a mixing bowl. Let sit 20 minutes to blend flavors.  
  2. Mix cheeses together in a bowl.  
  3. Lay tortillas on a counter and brush with melted butter.  
  4. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place a tortilla, buttered side down, into the skillet and place a portion of cheese mixture over entire tortilla. Place a portion of chicken mixture over half of the tortilla, leaving the other half empty. Cover chicken mixture with a portion of avocado slices. 
  5. Cook until cheese begins to melt, about 3 to 4 minutes. Fold tortilla in half, over the avocado and chicken mixture. Continue cooking until tortilla is lightly golden on both sides and cheese begins to ooze. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. 
  6. Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with Avocado Citrus Crema.
Avocado Citrus Crema (sauce)
Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories:  450; Total Fat:  30 g (Sat 11 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1.5 g, Mono 8 g); Cholesterol 60 mg; Sodium 1130 mg; Potassium 410 mg; Total Carbohydrates 23 g; Dietary Fiber 6 g; Total Sugars 3 g; Protein   2 g; Vitamin A 750 IU; Vitamin C 13 mg; Calcium 211 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 1 IU; Folate 85 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 20%; Calcium 20%; Iron 8%

3. Guacamole Cups

Prep Time: 5 minutes     Cook Time: 10 minutes     Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 24-36 cups

Ingredients:
  • Wonton wraps
  • Yolie's Guacamole - Yolie's Avos, your favorite recipe
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Then press your desired number of wonton wrappers (you can do this in multiple batches) into a mini baking cup pan to form the “cups”. (Be sure that the corners do not fold in after the pan sits for a minute!)  Bake the cups for 10-15 minutes, or until the wrappers are golden brown. Remove and let cool for at least 5 minutes.  Use a spoon to scoop in the guacamole into each cup. Serve immediately.
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