Cilantro-Avocado Dressing: Recipe AND Giveaway! #AmazingAvoCinco {Sponsored} | Confessions of a Stay-At-Home Mom

May 1, 2013

Cilantro-Avocado Dressing: Recipe AND Giveaway! #AmazingAvoCinco {Sponsored}

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Avocados from Mexico and The Motherhood.


They're so in right now.

They're like the new pink.

Except...they are green.


The general public is starting to get wise on the godsend that is AVOCADOS.  You see pictures all over Instagram of people throwing a few slices on their sandwich, mixing them with their eggs or chopping them atop a salad. Pinterest is exploding with Avocado recipes, everything from savory to sweet (he-llo! Avocado brownies).

The secret is out: 

Avocados are a mad storehouse of healthy goodness.

Did you know:

  • Avocados are chock-full of "good fats?" 
  • One ounce (ie: 3 slices) is only 50 calories, and offer 20 vitamins and minerals? 
  • They are versatile, so you can add them to so many dishes and snacks to boost their nutritional value (shh! Don't tell the kids!)
  • They are a fruit?


They are available all year round.


The good people of Avocados from Mexico asked me and a few of my bloggy friends to whip up some yummy avocado recipes and then sponsored a little Avocado get together so we could share them. The end result was pure amazingness.

Sarah from Genesis Moments kindly hosted us (and totally let us tear apart her kitchen).  Here's the crew:

Sarah,  Kelly from The Centsible Life,  Me (of COURSE I wore a sombrero. Duh)
and Hillary from My Scraps.

Except it was a little less like that ^ , and a little more like:


There was much rejoicing (yay!) and a little sadness (boo!) because this gal:

Julie from Juliverse

Couldn't make it.

But she sent along the most delectable Avocado Banana Cream Pie (see below), so we forgave her.

Hilary brought these ZOMG Avocado-Watermelon Skewers:

Photo courtesy Kelly from

Sarah whipped up the most amazing Avo-Apple Smoothies:

Mid-way through the party, we enjoyed a little bit of this (of course):

Photo courtesy of Hillary of My Scraps

Then we dug into the desserts.



Did you even know you could make desserts from Avocado?

I know. I just blew your mind.

Kelly brought the most SCRUMPTIOUS Choco-Banana Avocado Pie and Julie sent along her MOUTHWATERING Avocado Banana Cream Pie: 

Holy Avocado Desserts, Batman!

I was skeptical at first.

But then I couldn't stop eating them.  HOLY AVOCADO.

My contribution was my Cilantro-Avocado Dressing.  It is meant to be drizzled over beef tacos, but I happened to have a sick kid that day, so the beef was never taco'd. If you keep the dressing thick, it can be used as a tasty dip as well!  

Here's the recipe:

  • 2 Avocados
  • 2-4 limes
  • 1/4 cup of Cilantro
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Juice the limes. If you are looking to make the dressing, use 4 limes (or more if you find they aren't very juicy). If you are looking to make the dip, use 2 limes. 

Mash the avocados and add the lime juice and cilantro. With a immersion blender (or in a food processor), blend/pulse until creamy and thin. If you find the dressing is still too thick, add the juice from 1 more lime.

Season with salt and pepper and serve drizzled over your favorite taco recipe!


If you are on the prowl for more recipes, check out all the recipes on Avocados from Mexico.

Do YOU have a great recipe for avocados, or a favorite way you like to enjoy them?   Then you could win a $100 giftcard!

How to Enter (Mandatory entry):
Leave a comment sharing your favorite avocado recipe, along with your email, and you will be entered to win!

Bonus Entries (leave an extra comment for each):

1.  Follow me on Twitter (@DonnaReedSteph) and leave a comment with your twitter handle.

2. Follow me on Instagram (@DonnaReedSteph) and leave a comment with your Instagram handle.

3. Tweet: Hey @DonnaReedSteph I want to win a $100 gift card from Amazing Avocado #AmazingAvoCinco 

Giveaway ends on Friday May 10th at midnight, so get your entries in!  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, check out these opportunities for more Avocado fun:

“Most Amazing Cinco Fiesta” Pinterest Contest: Tuesday, April 16 – Friday, May 3

The contest invites pinners to create “Most Amazing Cinco Fiesta” boards to highlight all the key elements that make for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration. The grand prize winner for the best board will receive a $500 gift card, while two weekly winners receive a $50 gift card and authentic molcajete.

“Cinco Style: Discover Your Inner Avo” Facebook Quiz: Friday, April 26 – Sunday, May 5

The quiz on Facebook provides Avocados from Mexico fans with a quirky and interactive way to identify with the Amazing Avocado by taking a quiz that links their personality traits to avocado-based recipes with similar characteristics. Possible avocado personalities: Rocker Guac-er, Classically Cool, Sweetheart Style and Globe Trotter.

You can connect with Avocados from Mexico on Facebook and Pinterest as well as their website.

Disclosure: This post and giveaway is sponsored by Avocados from Mexico and The Motherhood. All opinions are, as always, my own. I like to keep it real, y'all.

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