Win a Box of SoCal Avocados!

I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a big sports fan.* My eyes kinda glaze over when a baseball game is on, and I can’t talk stats like my sports-fanatic husband. But, that doesn’t mean I’m not always rooting for our home team(s), and in one case, away team (go ‘Cuse!). Unless you’re even less of a sports fan than I am, you know the Pats are taking on the Giants in this year’s superbowl. Woooooo go Pats! (Sorry Dad and Renee. But not that sorry.) And I have to admit – I got SO into watching the last game that I’m even more pumped up for the Super Bowl. I don’t know what came over me, but maybe I’m unearthing my love for watching sports after all. Suddenly my newfound passion for the game got me talking to Funk about maaaaybe hosting a Super Bowl par-tay at our place. Then, like a sign from above (or from FedEx) a box of 20 avocados arrived at my door. Come Super Bowl Sunday, they’ll be ready to make a massive – and I mean MASSIVE – bowl of guac. Talk about super bowl.

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The avocados came from SoCal Avocados, a company out in Cali that is family-owned. They have a fantastic website where you can mail order hand-picked avocados to your heart’s content (and your heart will be content, since they’re loaded with heart-healthy fats). They have a whole bunch of avocados to choose from, some I’ve never even heard of like Gwen and Bacon, and you can read a little bit about each one on the site. There is even an Avocado of the Month club! And get this…shipping is FREEEEE. I swear I wasn’t even asked to post about this company. I’m just so excited to share SoCalAvocados.com with you!

It wouldn’t be fair if I kept all the amazing avocadoness to myself, now would it? That’s why I’m so excited to invite you to enter to win your very own box ‘o avocados, shipped to you just in time for some Super Bowl celebrating! All you have to do is:

1) Leave a comment telling me what ingredients you use to make your guac. I’m looking for new ideas since I’ve got a lot of guacamole to make this week!

2) If you join my Facebook page, leave a second comment here letting me know.

3) If you tweet about this contest leave a third comment letting me know. (Example: Want to win a box of @SoCalAvocados from @DietitianJanel in time for Super Bowl Sunday? Enter here! {link})

That’s three chances, 20 avocados. Can I get a “Go Pats???” I’ll pick a random winner on Monday.

*I do, however, LOVE sports movies. What’s up with that? I can watch Remember the Titans, We Are Marshall or the Blind Side on repeat!   

Disclaimer: SoCal Avocados kindly sent me a box of avocados and I loved them so much, I asked to do a giveaway for my fab readers. All opinions in this post are my own.

57 Comments

  1. Amy
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    I love a simple recipe for guac that lets the flavor of the avocado shine through. I usually just mix some diced avocado with diced tomatoes and some lime juice. I like a bit chunky, rather than pureed.

  2. Robin O
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    My simple recipe is just to mash avocados and add salsa to make a spicy guacamole. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  3. Robin O
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I tweeted about the giveaway!
    https://twitter.com/#!/rkosully/status/162523880014094336

  4. Posted January 26, 2012 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Just lime, salt and a tiny bit of red onion. I like mine simple.

  5. Posted January 26, 2012 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    I’m already a facebook fan!

  6. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Traditional: just lime juice, salt, minced onions, and cilantro. Then press saran wrap on top of it to keep it from browning until serving. The whole pit thing is a myth!

  7. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    I retweeted!

  8. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Umm, you can get a Go Giants from me 🙂 Did you go to Syracuse? I grew up in Albany and have family that live in the cuse! I love a simple, traditional guac, but i’ve been wanted to play around with adding edamame or peas or even cannellini beans

  9. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    following on FB!

  10. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to cheer on the pats! There will definitely be plenty of guac around. I’m a simple lady-just lime, garlic and cilantro. But Serious Eats did have a great article recently about amping up your guac. i highly recommend it.

  11. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    and of course i tweeted

  12. nee
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    I’m going to make sure mom watches the game. GO GIANTS!!!
    Secret ingredients: old bay OR hot sauce/honey mix.

    I’ll retweet too, cause I’m a really nice sister.
    xo

  13. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    MMMM guac. I agree, the simpler, the better. I like mine with lime, garlic, salt. I also love an avocado and tomato salsa I make with the above ingredients plus chopped tomato, red onion, and cilantro.

  14. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Tweeted!

  15. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    My favorite thing to do with avocados & puree them with some rice syrup and cocoa to make chocolate mousse, but when it comes to guac, I like Alysa’s roasted tomatillo recipe http://inspiredrd.com/2010/08/roasted-tomatillo-guacamole.html

  16. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Guac!!!

    I make mine with lime, garlic, onions, and tomato. Delish!

  17. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    I think I was already a FB fan as ETW, but now I am under my regular profile, as well.

  18. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    Tweeted!

  19. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    My typical guacamole is avocados, lime juice, minced red onion, and diced tomato, but this time of year, I like to swap the tomato for pomegranate seeds. Sweet and tasty! Don’t forget to throw in an avocado pit so it doesn’t brown!

  20. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    And (re)tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/EatingTheWeek/status/162572396862251008

  21. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Tweeted!

  22. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    What an “East Coast” game the superbowl will be!! I too like my guac simple. Salt, sometimes a little pepper, lime juice, cilantro and freshly mashed or pressed garlic. I personally dont like biting into chunks of raw onion and I find the garlic makes up for leaving the onion out. When I’m sharing, I’ll add some finely chopped onions. Chunky guac is a must in my house, and whenever someone gets one of the big chunks, they cheer like they’d won the lotto. So delicious!

  23. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I’m also an Eat Well with Janel facebook fan!

  24. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:39 am | Permalink

    tweet tweet! 🙂

  25. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    I like a little spice in my guacamole, so I love to add hot sauce. Other than that, I keep it traditional with lime, lemon, cilantro, tomato, and onion. Oh, and like it to be extra chunky! It really ruins it for me when the guacamole is super smooth.

  26. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    And I just liked your Facebook page!

  27. Posted January 26, 2012 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    And I tweeted! Yay avocados!

  28. Kris
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Great giveaway!! In fact, I am making some guac for dinner tonight. I used avocado, lime juice, some chopped onion and jalapeno, salt/pepper and a small bit of salsa. I used a chipotle salsa which gives the guac just a slightly smoky flavor…yummy! My mouth is watering as I type this : )

  29. Alyssa
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I like it very simple with a little lime, salsa and salt. Loove avocados!!!

  30. Sara P.
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Permalink

    I like to make my guac with avocado, cherry tomatoes (or salsa during the winter), red onion, lime juice, garlic, sea salt, Jalapeño pepper, chili powder, Cayenne pepper and a touch of shoyu. Yum!

  31. Crissy
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    I make guacamole a few different ways:

    1) Add tomatoes, white onion, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, salt and pepper – I like it chunky, but I don’t care for salsa mixed in, has to be fresh.

    2) Add corn, black beans, bell pepper, jicama, tomato, onion, salt, pepper, lime juice – SO GOOD!

  32. Crissy
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi again! I am now connected with you on Facebook!

  33. Crissy
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    I tweeted about your contest on twitter @VeganFoodGal

  34. SANDY
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I make it strange but it good and lasts, lemon/lime juice..avocados,onions bacon salt, greek yogurt- sometimes roma tomatoes chopped- I add chiles to another batch for those who want spicey

  35. Ana ML
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Mine is really simple: avocados, chopped tomatoes and onion, salt and lime juice, yummy!

  36. Ana ML
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Already a fan on Facebook!

  37. Ana ML
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Just tweeted about it! Sports are really exciting! Can’t wait for Super Bowl Sunday! GO PATS!

  38. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I just made a guacamole last week with black beans and red peppers (and some traditional spices) – it was delicious!

  39. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    I also follow you on FB via Floptimism!

  40. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    I love avocados! My “avocado cream sauce” or “guacamole” use an avocado, a 1/4 cup full fat greek yogurt, salsa, a dash of lime juice, and plenty of cumin! It’s great!

  41. Posted January 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Just Tweeted this giveaway!

  42. Amy
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    I’m already a Facebook fan!

  43. Megan von W
    Posted January 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    I like my guacamole with charred corn, serrano peppers, and all the other traditional mixings of lemon/lime, salt and pepper, sweet yellow onion and cilantro. 🙂

  44. Posted January 27, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Permalink

    I love a lot of fresh lemon & lime juice. Kosher salt and a little diced hot pepper (or spicy chili powder).

    My other favorite is to throw some tomatillos in the food processor until liquidy and smooth. Add pureed avocado, salt, and lots of lime juice for a delicious salsa/guac dip!

  45. Posted January 27, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    “Like” on FB too 🙂

  46. Posted January 27, 2012 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    I love guacamole! I usually use onions, jalapenos, tomatoes, cumin, garlic, cilantro, salt/pepper, and lime.

  47. Posted January 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    I just liked you on FB!

  48. Posted January 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    I just tweeted!

  49. Alison g
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Red or yellow onion, lots of cilantro, lime juice, jalapeño ( lots if you like it hot like me), tomato and avocado. Avocados, Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy by the bowl full 🙂

  50. Alison g
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Like on fb too

  51. Toni
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    It’s no secret that avocados are my favorite food! And while I love a traditional guacamole, I also like to give it an Asian twist sometimes. I like to whip up the Asian Guac with ginger, scallions, garlic, and a little miso, soy sauce, and crushed dried Thai chili pepper. These fresh, bold flavors pair really well with the healthy fat of the avocado!

  52. Gail Shapiro
    Posted January 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Permalink

    Believe it or not, I just put the avocado in the blender most of the time and blend until smooth! My family loves the taste just of the avocado! But other times I may add onion powder, garlic, cilantro and fresh garden tomatoes from the garden in the summer. Love it in place of all mayonaise for any dishes or sandwhiches.

  53. Cindy Arco
    Posted January 29, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    My go-to guac recipe is one from Rick Bayless: onions, tomato, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper & lime juice – delicious and refreshing!

  54. Cindy Arco
    Posted January 29, 2012 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    I, of course, like your Facebook page 🙂

  55. Kristina
    Posted January 29, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    I make gauc with just avocados, lime, and tomatoes. The fewer ingredients, the better!

  56. Posted February 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    Mashed avocados, diced plum tomatoes, lime (or lemon juice), garlic salt, cumin, diced red onion, cilantro And for a wild variation that I use on shrimp tacos, add diced fresh or frozen (NOT CANNED) pineapple.

  57. Posted February 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    I tweeted and facebooked!

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