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Vin Bennett takes first place in Avofest Guacamole 

An easy-to-follow recipe makes for a classic guacamole with a flavor twist of bacon. Considering the collective avocado experience in Carpinteria, the winning guac would have to break new ground, and it seems Ms. Bennett has done just that.

Trader Joe’s One-Stop Shop Guac
Recipe by Vin Bennett

2 slices of bacon (crisp and crumbled)
3 medium-size ripe avocados
2 tablespoons red onion (thinly sliced and diced)
2 cloves garlic (microplaned/grated)
2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Everything But The Bagel
2 tablespoons Trader Joe’s Yuzu Hot Sauce
2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Cook bacon slices. Dry on paper towel and crumble. Combine all ingredients and mash and stir until well incorporated. Adjust to taste!
Fry Mi Abuela corn and wheat tortillas (Trader Joe’s) to make chips and enjoy!
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2020 Virtual Guacamole Contestants Have Been Chosen!

Congratulations to the following contestants whose entries were drawn randomly from all entries received!

Vin Bennett, Danielle Bordenave,
Jill Castro, Dale & Jamie Collins
Jaime Diamond, Peter Dugre,
Susan Mosby, Carol Nichols,
Jenny Roberts, and Guadalupe Santana

Your recipes will be prepared by Chef Nirasha Rodriguez and judging will be taped on Sunday, September 20th
Hosted by John Palminteri
Winner will be announced on the California Avocado Festival Facebook page, website, and various media outlets