Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Avocados-tasty, healthy and your key to great prizes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Shhh! Don’t tell my kids but avocados are actually healthy. A serving of avocados will provide your kiddos with potassium, fiber, folate, and vitamins C, E, and B-complex vitamins.  I add avocados to soups, salads, sandwiches and dips mostly because I love the taste, but it’s nice to know that they also promote memory and brain function.
 One of my family's favorite avocado recipes is this salsa that I based on one by Paula Deen. 


 Black Bean and Corn Salsa 

Prep Time: 20 min (best when chilled over night)


  • 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (17-ounce) package frozen whole kernel corn- thawed or 2 cans  of corn
  • 4-6 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1-2 large avocado, peeled and diced
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1/8 to 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves (optional)
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dash of red pepper
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced


Mix all ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl. Cover and chill overnight. Taste and add salt, pepper or more lime juice as necessary. . I've used lemon juice in a pinch and once used a bottle of Paul Newman's light lime salad dressing. Serve with tortilla chips as an appetizer, or with grilled chicken breast. If no one is watching, you can eat it straight out of the bowl.

 Do you have any aspiring chefs at your house that love avocados?  Would they like to win $1000 cash plus an HD Camcorder,Nintendo 3D, 2 games and a personalized Mini Chef Jackets? Then keep reading.

Mini Chef Video   New Message
Starting November 14th, Avocados from Mexico is hosting a video contest for parents of children ages 5-15.  To enter, please submit a 1-3 minute video of your child/children preparing an avocado dish and be sure to have them include why they love avocados and the catchy Avocados from Mexico jingle found on their website. Videos will be judged on the Mini Chef’s personality and the presence of avocado.
There are lots of great prizes and chances to win.  In addition to the grand prize winner, nine runners up will also win an HD Camcorder, a Nintendo 3D and a personalized Mini Chef jacket.
All videos must be submitted by December 4th. Then check back on December 6th to see if your video is one of 10 finalists. Public voting will take place on YouTube December 6-11. The video with the most Likes wins and will be posted on the website December 12th.
So bust out those avocado recipes and enter Mini Chef Video Contest today.

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