Participate in the contest and you can win up to $1,000

The Hass Avocado Board and the American Heart Association have teamed up to highlight the many ways to enjoy heart-healthy avocados with the Take Avocado to Heart™ recipe contest for Heart Health Month.

To participate, you only have to submit here an avocado recipe, choosing one of these three categories: appetizers, entrées, desserts/smoothies (a minimum of one avocado per recipe is required).

Judging will be based on originality, ease of preparation and alignment with the American Heart Association’s nutrition criteria. You can use this guide to make sure that your recipe is heart-healthy. Nine winners will receive up to $1,000 grand prize, have their recipe published on the American Heart Association’s new, online Recipe Hub and be promoted through social media.

All recipes must be submitted no later than February 27, 2017. The top 9 recipes will be posted on the American Heart Association’s Facebook for voting on March 20th. Winners will be announced on March 29th via email and social media.

The Take Avocado to Heart Recipe Contest was created to support the American Heart Association’s Healthy For Good movement, helping to motivate, inspire and educate Americans to live healthier lives.

If you have any questions, please email recipes@heart.org