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Entertaining Made Simple And Delicious With California Avocados
(NAPSA) - Hosting a get-together is a great way to enjoy the warm days of summer with friends and family. When it comes to your menu, be sure to take advantage of the seasonal fruits and vegetables available during the summer-they can add a great fresh flair to your meals.
While well-known for their exceptional flavor, California avocados have a nutrient punch. Naturally sodium and cholesterol free, one-fifth of a medium avocado, or about one ounce, has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 beneficial nutrients to the diet. So you can feel good about incorporating this fruit into your meals.
For a simple and fresh summer dish, try this recipe for Couscous with California Avocado, Mango and Shrimp. For other recipes that feature fresh California avocados, visit the California Avocado Commission Web site at CaliforniaAvocado.com.
Prep Time: 40 minutes - Cooking Time: 8 minutes - Total Time: 48 minutes
Toss shrimp with seasoning. Barbecue or saut in olive oil for about 3 minutes, turning over once. Remove to plate; set aside.
In a 2-quart pan, bring water to a boil. Stir in couscous, oil and salt. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 5 minutes.
In a bowl, combine avocado and lemon juice; set aside.
Remove lid from pan and fluff couscous; cool. Pour couscous into a large mixing bowl. Add avocado, mango, onions and edamame.
Pour dressing over salad, as needed. Toss to coat.
Serve onto plates and top with cooked shrimp.
In a food processor, add mango, juice, oil, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper and cumin. Puree, using the pulse button; set aside.
Mix mint and cilantro into dressing immediately before using.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados, adjust the quantity accordingly.
Serving Size: Makes 8 Servings
Nutritional Information: Per Serving: Calories 270; Total Fat 16 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 11 g); Cholesterol 30 mg; Sodium 560 mg; Total Carbohydrates 25 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Protein 9 g
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