Take Avocado to Heart Recipe Contest

Updated:Mar 29,2017

Take Avocado to Heart Recipe Contest

Take Avocados to Heart Recipe Contest Winners

Congratulations to the nine award-winning heart-smart avocado recipes selected to support AHA’s Healthy for Good movement!

Velvety Avocado Pesto Dip
Appetizer category

1st place: Melissa Lanes from Raleigh, NC for Velvety Avocado Pesto Dip, a creamy avocado dip with flavorful accents of basil and pine nuts!

2nd place: Hidemi Wash
from Centreville, VA with Avocado Ginger Lemon Vichyssoise, a traditional French chilled soup recipe with a nice twist which include avocado and tofu.

3rd place: Roxanne Chan
from Albany, CA. with Oaxacan Avocado Appetizer, a unique avocado appetizer recipe using jicama.

Rockfish Fajita Stuffed Tomatoes
Entrée category

1st place: Amy Angelo from Pennsville, NJ for Rockfish Fajita Stuffed Tomatoes, a family friendly seafood meal!

2nd place:
Emily Irvin, RD from Oxford, MS with the Avo-Fredo Zoodles, a fresh and lower carbohydrate alternative to pasta using zucchini noodles

3rd place:
Charlotte Martin from Baltimore, MD with the Southwestern Avocado Bell Pepper Quiche Cups, quiche with a new twist to shake up your morning routine.

Zesty Avocado and Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl
Desserts and Smoothies category

1st place: Merry Graham from Newhall, CA for the fruity and delicious Zesty Avocado and Wild Blueberry Smoothie Bowl recipe.

2nd place: Julie Andres, RD
from Beaver Dam, WI with the delicious chocolaty Avocado Dark Chocolate Glazed Donuts.

3rd place: Doreen Brane
from Broadview Heights, OH with a delicious pudding dessert with creamy avocado, the Chocolate Avocado Chia Pudding.

Thank you to all those who submitted a recipe! We enjoyed getting to know why you take avocados to heart through your recipe!

The Take Avocado to Heart recipe contest is in support of the American Heart Association's Healthy For Good movement, helping to motivate, inspire and educate Americans to live healthier lives.

For questions, please email recipes@heart.org.

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