My son is one of the contributing editors, among other things, for Patriots Life, Celtics Life, RedSox Life and more. He was looking for some tongue and cheek recipes for patriot’s life, how I could resist.

Gronkowski was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (42nd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft.  He set an NFL record for receiving yards by a tight end in a single season with 1,327.

Preparation: 30-45 min

Smaller portions will take about 10 minutes to completion

Serves: 61

Hey you got to feed the team and the coaches right!


Ingredients – like Gronk something a little different.

■ 23 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled

■ 23 tsp. fresh lemon juice

■ 5 3/4 tsp. fresh dill, chopped

■ 2 7/8 Tbsp. garlic salt

■ 17 1⁄4 Tbsp. medium-hot salsa

■ 5 3/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt


In a large bowl, coarsely mash avocados, leaving some chunks.

Add remaining ingredients and mix to blend.

Serving Suggestions: Serve with chips.

Beverage Pairings: Beer what else?

Note: Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Recipe influenced  By the California Avocado Commission