9 Great Avocado Dishes in Orange County

9 Great Avocado Dishes in Orange County
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Healthy and delicious...together? It's actually possible; the prime example being avocados, that fruit that elevates eggs and burgers while nourishing you with Vitamin B, C, and E. It's quite possibly the one food that vegans, vegetarians, paleos, ketos, and carnivores can all actually agree on and, for once, share.

Avocados can be enjoyed year-round but, before the summer ends, try some of these local dishes that make the most of them and will keep you cool.

9. Avocado and Shrimp Cocktail at Creme de la Crepe (Long Beach and Hermosa Beach)

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Inside this French restaurant is an appetizer that may sound strange at first--an avocado and shrimp cocktail--but hear us out. It's not a drink (there's a touch of alcohol in it, though). Avocado cups filled with shrimp and whisky cocktail sauce are laid out on a bed of spinach. It's simple and refreshing, which is exactly what an appetizer should be.

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424 E. 1st Street, Long Beach, (562) 437-2222 424 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach, (310) 937-2822 cremedelacrepe.com; Twitter: @cremedelacrepe

8. Avocado Tempura at Sushi in Motion (Brea)

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Sweet potatoes, green beans, and zucchini are usual victims of the tempura treatment but, at Sushi in Motion, so is avocado. The avocado tempura is exactly what you think it is: slices of avocado battered served with wasabi ranch. If that's not enough avocado for you, try the fire bird sushi (spicy tuna stuffed jalapeno with avocado, eel sauce, in a fried roll) or a sort of traditional caterpillar roll.

2445 E Imperial Hwy, Unit H, Brea, (714) 255-1505; sushiinmotion.com; Instagram: @sushiinmotion

7. Mil Jugos (Santa Ana)

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Mil Jugos is a Venezuelan restaurant known for its arepas (corn bread filled with meats like chicharron and carne mechada), empanadas, and cachapas (sweet corn bread with filling). For an extra 75 cents you can (and should!) add sliced avocado to your arepas; it melts seamlessly into the oils of the meat and absorbs flavor from the caramelized corn bread's insides.

320 W 5th St, Santa Ana, (714) 836-4601; miljugos.com; Twitter: @miljugos

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