When you think of avocado recipes, what ideas first come to your mind?
Up until a few years ago, you may have immediately thought of guacamole or the popular avocado toast before anything else.
Certainly, these would have come to mind before more surprising avocado recipes like chocolate pudding, avocado pasta sauce, or avocado tacos.
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More and more people are now beginning to experiment with the versatile superfood fruit. And more and more blogs are offering unique avocado recipes to their readers.
Restaurants are getting in on the trend as well, opening up a whole new world of the best creative avocado possibilities outside of guacamole.
Trader Joes even now sells adorable mini avocados that are about the size of a lime.
Healthy Avocado Recipes
If you find yourself with an extra avocado or two on hand and no idea how to use them up, here are eleven delicious things you can do with an avocado, from breakfast, to snack, to dinner, to dessert.
Please feel free to leave suggestions in the comments if there are any other healthy avocado recipes or ideas not on the list that you’d like to see!
This superfood avocado recipe is one of the easiest appetizers or side dishes you will ever make. Just toss the ingredients in a bowl, then serve and enjoy. There’s no sugar, no oil, and no salad dressing required.
A chocolate dessert that’s so deliciously thick and creamy, no one can ever believe the hidden avocado blended into the smooth and frosty smoothie.
If you are feeling adventurous, give this four ingredient avocado dessert a try. Eating avocado for dessert has long been popular in many Asian countries and in Brazil. Now the concept is quickly catching on in the US and around the world.
The next time you make banana ice cream, throw in half of a fresh avocado to make it extra creamy. Feel free to add some pure peppermint extract for mint chocolate chip.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Recipes
My favorite way to eat this plant based tofu scramble is topped with a sliced avocado. Or dice the avocado and stir it right into the egg free scramble. It will be a healthy breakfast hit with both vegans and omnivores, alike.
Even big brands such as Kraft and Hellman’s are now offering their own versions of avocado mayonnaise in regular grocery stores. It is thick, smooth, and addictive. Spread it on top of your sandwiches, burgers, or veggie burgers.
The avocado adds so much richness to this sauce that you’ll swear it must be full of heavy cream and butter as soon as you taste it. For a low carb paleo and keto recipe, pour the sauce over zucchini noodles or roasted vegetables instead of pasta.
Five ingredients are all it takes to create these easy crispy baked avocado fries, high in fiber, protein, and vitamins, with very little saturated fat.
Chop a ripe avocado and stir it into this vegetable packed salad for a healthy lunch or party approved salad. Try it cold in the summer or hot in the winter.
Avocado Recipes: Avocado Toast
- 1 avocado
- 2 slices bread
- 1 pinch salt and optional black pepper
- optional 1 tsp lemon juice
- toast toppings of choice, such as chili powder, garlic powder, diced red onion, fried egg, raw tomatoes, or salsa
- Mash the avocado with a fork, leaving some chunky texture if you wish. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toast the bread, then spread the avocado on top. Garnish with your toppings of choice, and enjoy.
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What are your favorite things to make with an avocado?
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