California Avocado Cinco de Mayo Recipe Fiesta {Giveaway}


It’s time for the California Avocado Cinco de Mayo Recipe Fiesta! That means that Rachel of A Southern Fairytale, the people of the California Avocado Commission and I want to see your favorite recipes using California avocados. Last week Rachel shared some delicious Spicy Pulled Pork Taquitos with a Cool Avocado Cream Dipping Sauce and I whipped up a those yummy Avocado and Chorizo Stuffed Party Rolls with an Avocado Cilantro Ranch Dip.

So what are you going to bring to the party?? Guacamole with a kick? Sandwiches with flair? Salads that pop? It’s all fair game, as long as that creamy, green fruit is a part of it! On top of a fun link-up party, there are some pretty awesome prizes available.

California Avocado Cinco de Mayo Recipe Fiesta

How do you join the fiesta? Here are the details:

1. Get busy in the kitchen with California Avocados and create a Cinco de Mayo-ish recipe, then post it on your blog. You can enter up to 3 recipes, including ones that have previously been posted (as long as it has the information from #3 in it).

If you don’t have a blog, don’t worry! You can leave your recipe in the comments section for a chance to win as well. :)

2. During the two weeks of the Link-Up Fiesta (April 24th – May 8th) come back to either I Wash You Dry or Southern Fairytale to submit your link in the widget towards the bottom of this post. (Since Rachel and I will both be picking separate winners from each of our linky parties, make sure to enter your recipe on both sites for double the chance to win!!)

Please leave a comment to let me know you linked up.

3. Somewhere in your post, please include the following, “Join I Wash… You Dry and Southern Fairytale for the California Avocado Cinco de Mayo Recipe Fiesta, sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.”

In your recipe ingredients list, you must include “California avocado(s)” as one of the ingredients.

Both of these must be included in your post for a chance to win the giveaway, and it must link to I Wash You DryA Southern Fairytale and the California Avocado Commission.

That’s right, I said giveaway!!

Our friends at the California Avocado Commission are giving party participants the chance to win over $1600 in giveaway items!

The grand prize on each of our blogs will include one $500 USD American Express gift card and a California Avocado basket valued at $75 USD.

The second prize on each of our blogs will include one $250 USD American Express gift card.

Now, that’s a FIESTA, right?

4. Do you want to help us spread the word on social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram? Here are a couple of ways to do so:

Tweet about your avocado recipes, using the hashtag #CaAvoCincoFiesta. Encourage others to share their recipes, using the sample tweet seen below.

Instagram: Add photos of your avocado recipes to your Instagram account, using the hashtag #CaAvoCincoFiesta.

5. OPTIONAL: If you’ve already linked up a recipe and would like to earn additional entries, leave separate comments for each of the steps listed below. If you already follow the California Avocado Commission, just let me know that in your comments.

1. Follow California Avocados on Twitter.
2. Follow California Avocados on Instagram
3. Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the Twitter link in the comment section.

Sample tweet: “Join @iwashyoudry and @sthrnfairytale for #CaAvoCincoFiesta! Share your @Ca_Avocados recipes. $1600 in prizes. Plz RT!”


The giveaway is open only to U.S. residents but, if you live elsewhere, please still feel free to share your avocado recipes.

The winner will be chosen using and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 48 hours to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

 We can’t wait to see what you come up with! 


disclosure: this post and the giveaway/contest is sponsored by the good people at the California Avocado Commission.


  1. Just added my #inlinkz link:… here:… via @inlinkz— Peppermint N Paisley (@PprmintNPaisley) April 24, 2013

  2. Join @sthrnfairytale and @iwashyoudry for #CaAvoCincoFiesta! Share your @ca_avocados recipes.$1600 in prizes. RT!— Peppermint N Paisley (@PprmintNPaisley) April 24, 2013

  3. I am so excited about this! My great aunt and uncle had an orchard in Escondido when I was growing up, I loved visiting them and coming home with a giant bag of Avocados.


    “Join @iwashyoudry & @sthrnfairytale for #CaAvoCincoFiesta! Share your @ca_avocados recipes.$1600 in prizes.Plz RT!”— Stephanie Daigneault (@CCtoMB) April 24, 2013

  4. This looks like so much fun! I’m obsessed with avocados!

  5. i just really want to eat those right now.

  6. Hey Shawn! We have our stuffed avocado’s all linked up for the contest!


  7. I shared my Yuzu Shrimp and Halibut Ceviche recipe in the link up! Wooohoo…I’m so excited for this fun fiesta. I love avocado!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  8. Following California Avocados on Twitter.

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  9. Following California Avocados on Instagram

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  10. I just shared my Roasted Shrimp Salad with Thyme and Lemon Frico recipe. Enjoy!
    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  11. 3rd recipe sharing with you is Japanese Apple Salad. :) Thank you for hosting the giveaway. I can’t wait to see what other’s are cooking!

  12. Looks so good! I just started my blog and would love anyone to stop by. It’s thanks!!

  13. Awesome giveaway! Already following CA avocados on twitter!

  14. I’ve added my linky, even though I know because I’m a UK blogger I’m not eligible for the giveaway, but it’s an awesome vegan chocolate cupcake recipe with avocado frosting so i thought I’d share anyway. :)

  15. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:
  16. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    I follow them on Twitter

  17. Marnely Rodriguez-Murray says:

    I follow on Instagram

  18. I LOVE avocados – I go through so many of them in my house! Just linked up an old post, hoping what I am making tomorrow will turn out and get added before the deadline!!

  19. I follow California Avocados on Twitter

  20. I follow them on twitter!

  21. Linked up!!

  22. Linked up my Brownies recipe :)

  23. Follow California Avocados on Twitter – @mamasmoney

  24. Follow California Avocados on Instagram – ckachelmuss

  25. Just added two links to my Avocado Quesadillas and Mango-Avocado Salsa:)

  26. I follow California Avocados on Twitter as menusmeals4moms:)

  27. I follow California Avocados on Instagram as menusandmealsformoms.

  28. I just linked up three of my avocado posts: Avocado Deviled Eggs, Mache Salad with Avocado, Orange, Mango and Almonds, and Guacamole for a Crowd. I married an avocado grower in Escondido, CA and raised our four children here on the ranch. We’re still growing avocados…picking and shipping them all over the USA!

  29. I follow the California Avocado Commission on Twitter as @Mimi_Avocado

  30. I follow California Avocado Commission on Instagram as @MimiAvocado

  31. I follow CA Avocados on Twitter and Instagram. :)

  32. Just linked up my favorite salad with avocado dressing! Great contest!!

  33. Im already following CA Avocados on twitter!:)

  34. I linked up my Avocado Green Smoothies. Great contest Shawn :)!

  35. Following California Avocado on Twitter.

  36. Tweeted about this giveaway!

  37. Just added my Cowboy Caviar to the linkup! Thanks!

  38. Following California Avocados on Twitter!

  39. Linked up my Salad with Grilled Chicken, Avocados, Tomatoes with Honey, Lime and Cilantro Vinaigrette. Thanks :)!

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