Mediterranean Avocado Toast

Recipe by: California Avocados

A tasty sample of the Mediterranean diet on an easy-to-make avocado toast. California Avocado hummus, salmon and olives make this a delicious lunch, snack or protein-happy breakfast with an excellent source of protein (40% DV) and vitamin D (60% DV).


  • 1 tsp. olive oil, plus additional for drizzling (optional)

  • 4 oz. salmon steak, cut in half

  • ½ ripe, Fresh California Avocado, peeled, seeded and diced

  • 1/2 cup prepared hummus

  • 2 slices rosemary and olive oil bread, or your favorite bread

  • 4 Mediterranean-style olives pitted and halved


  1. In a medium skillet, heat oil on medium.

  2. Add salmon and cook for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until done. Remove skin.

  3. Meanwhile, mash half of the avocado into the hummus. Stir in remaining avocado.

  4. Toast bread, then spread with avocado hummus.

  5. Top with salmon, flaking with a fork if desired, then olives.

  6. If desired drizzle with extra olive oil.

Serving Suggestion: Serve on your favorite whole-grain toast or bagel.

Serves 2

Tropical Avocado “Margarita” Pops

Recipe serving size: 1 pop


  • 1 ripe, fresh avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and mashed

  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

  • 1 cup of orange juice

  • ¾ cup lime juice

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup of frozen mango, chopped

  • 8 lime slices

  • 8 popsicle sticks

  • 8 paper cups

Combine avocado, coconut milk, orange juice, lime juice, and sugar in a blender and puree until smooth. Add mango and pulse until combined.
Divide evenly between 8 paper cups. Top each with a lime slice and popsicle stick.
Freeze until firm.

California Avocado Red, White and Blueberry Salsa California Avocados

Add some color to your summer holiday party menu with festive fruit salsa. It’s an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of Vitamin A.

Serves: 4

  • 1/2 sweet white onion, minced

  • 2 ripe, red tomatoes, diced

  • 2 Serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded and minced

  • 1 Tbsp. minced fresh mint, cilantro or basil

  • 1 ripe, fresh California Avocados, peeled, seeded and diced

  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.


  • Gently combine all ingredients. Let rest for at least 10 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to merge.