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Avocados + margaritas = festival weekend in Morro Bay

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The 11th Annual Avocado and Margarita Street Festival takes place in Morro Bay this weekend.

The promoters of the event say margaritas pair well with the creamy, fatty avocados which are the main focus of the party.          

You may be used to dishes like guacamole or avocado toast. You can also try unique dishes such as avocado popsicles or avocado chocolate.

Mexico is the world's number one producer of avocados but this festival was created to showcase the avocados grown on the Central Coast.

"You think about this fog that we're in right now. It burns off. These avocado groves are just a little bit in. You drive through citrus, you drive past cows and horses and the whole thing. It's a real Central Coast experience and you get to this place and the fog has burned off and the sun is shining and there's this perfect dewiness in the air. It's perfect weather," said Erica Crawford of the Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce.
There are seed-your-own avocado tree kits available at the festival with pits prepared for planting.
Tickets are available in advance for five dollars and at the door for seven dollars.

Guacamole recipe:  

  • 3 avocados, halved, seeded and peeled.
  • 1 lime, juiced.
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt.
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne.
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced.
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced.
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and diced

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