Now is the perfect time to turn to shortcuts that can help you prepare tasty Mediterranean meals without spending too much time in the kitchen. Take advantage of seasonal fruits and vegetables available throughout the summer and find ways to use them in easy new ways: in cold soups, grain salads, dips, and pasta dishes.
California avocados are easy to find everywhere now. A perfect addition to relaxed summer meals, they add a beautiful color, creamy texture, and delectable flavor to a wide range of foods. Plus, they're nutrient dense and a source of "good" fats (75 percent of the fat in an avocado is unsaturated.)
Here are three easy recipes that use avocados: