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Alligator Pear Salad

avocado salad recipe2 Did you  know Avocados are also known as Alligator Pears? (Wikipedia) If you think about it, it really does look like an alligator pear. Your kids may like this name better than 'avocado'.

I don't believe we've talked about Avocado's enough on this site! Which is a shame, because we are currently addicted to this miracle fruit (or vegetable.. I'm not picky about categories). Your kids health will benefit greatly from adding avocados to their diet!

Health Benefits of Avocados:

  • Contains heart healthy Oleic acid
  • The special carotenoids in Avocados were shown to inhibit cancer cell growth.  But when the carotenoids were isolated and tested, they did not inhibit cancer.  Which concludes that it is the WHOLE avocado that has the health benefits!  These carotenoids are fat soluble, so the fat in the avocado assists the delivery of the nutrients into the blood stream.  (source)
  • Great source of potassium
  • Great source of folate

Anyway, let's get to the avocado salad recipe:

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Other Avocado Recipes:

Alligator Pear Salad


Alligator Pear Salad

  • 2 cups corn kernels
  • 3 ounces walnuts
  • 2 ripe avocados (sliced and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup light sour cream.

Mix corn, walnuts and avocados together.  In separate bowl, mix lemon juice and sour cream.  Add to mixture to the salad, stir and serve.  Tastes great chilled.

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10/06/2010 6:49am
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10/06/2010 8:39am
Love this salad! I will try this it when I have all the ingredients in the pantry!
Coupon Cook
10/06/2010 8:46am
I'll be honest. I live on the Gulf Coast. I really thought that this was a new recipe for Alligator tail. Ha! We eat it here, its tasty. This sounds good too though. The only trouble is, we can't get good avocado here. It comes in on a truck and it either really hard (never ripens), or really squishy. And they are almost $2 each!
10/06/2010 10:34am
We LOVE avocados in our house too. Gonna make this recipe happen soon. Thanks!
10/06/2010 1:07pm
Bummer on the crappy avocado's! Hilarious that you eat Alligator tail. Guess I'll have to make a visit to the coast and try that one out.
10/06/2010 1:45pm
Thanks for the new name for avocadoes! I've been making my daughter an avocado smoothie lately (avocado, ice, milk, vanilla carnation instant breakfast) and putting it in a green covered cup to hide the color. She loves it, but keeps asking me what's in it. now I can tell her alligator pears--she'll love that! We'll try the salad, too!
10/06/2010 7:01pm
This sounds yummy! I love avocados. One of my friends serves her 1 y.o. avacado and hummus sandwiches everyday!
10/06/2010 10:05pm
Excellent recipe! Avocados are such a heat healthy food, and their soft texture is great for introducing new food to babies! I started my little boy on solids recently and avocado was one of our first foods.
10/16/2010 7:52am
Never knew what an avocado was until I was a teenager. Always called them alligator pears in New Orleans. They are easy to grow here and we grew up eating them either with just ketchup or putting chiken salad in each half. What a meal!!!
04/22/2012 1:02am
Avocados are NOT known as Alligator Pears!!! Aligator Pears are thw name for Chokos oe Chayotes.
06/07/2013 3:58am
Hello , yummy salad !! You can also try out Fruity Spinach Salad . This recipe is packed with fibers, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals which are essential for good heart health. To know more about Fruity Spinach Salad . Visit :

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