(Press release), Irvine, CA, June, 2013 — By July, summer dining is in full swing and menus feature foods hot off the grill. For the season’s biggest holiday, the California Avocado Commission encourages operators to expand their traditional grill menu with Fresh California Avocados.

Fresh California Avocados that are just beginning to ripen (ask your supplier for breaking fruit) are perfect for the grill. With the application of heat, the fruit softens, releasing a ripe, nutty flavor and taking on a pleasant smoky tang. Favorite Fresh California Avocado recipes that start on the grill include, Grilled California Avocado with Jumbo Prawns and American Kobe Flank Steak Sandwich, Grilled Sourdough, Pickled Onions, and California Avocado-Heirloom Tomato Salsa. Or, consider California Avocado Roasted Garlic Dip to top grilled proteins and vegetables. The grill’s the limit.
To find more grill recipes featuring Fresh California Avocados, visit CaliforniaAvocado.com/Foodservice to browse CAC’s foodservice recipe database, and CaliforniaAvocado.com/california-avocado-restaurant-locator for updates on chain restaurant menus featuring Fresh California Avocados in season. Also on the site, these helpful resources help 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.

Contact:  Ann Segerstrom       
                 (415) 922-6033       


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