26 Amazing Avocado Recipes for the Avo-Obsessed (Yeah, You)
The best avocado recipes
Is there anything avocados can't do? From topping salads and toast to being the secret ingredient in desserts, avocados can make just about anything taste better—and healthier.
This superfood is known for being a great source of monosaturated fats. These healthy fats not only raise your "good" cholesterol (HDL), but they also lower your "bad" cholesterol (LDL), decreasing your risk for heart disease and stroke. Avocados are also chock-full of other nutrients—they pack almost 20 vitamins and minerals, as well as a hefty dose of fiber, which in conjunction with the fats, helps to keep you satiated for hours.
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Watch the following videos for recipes that include both sweet and savory options for using avocados in your main meal, in a side dish, and even in your dessert (we're looking at you, brownies). Click through for 25 amazing avocado recipes that you will be sure to love.
An Easy Egg-Stuffed Avocado Recipe
How to Make Avocado Banana Bread
How to Make Grilled Avocado
How to Make An Avocado Flower
A Whole-Wheat Pancake Recipe That Uses Avocado
How to Make Avocado Brownies with Avo Frosting
How to Make Avocado-Chocolate Frosting
How to Make Chocolate-Avocado Pudding
How to Make Dairy-Free Avocado Ice Cream
How to Make Avocado Pesto
How to Make Avocado Goddess Dressing
How to Make Chilled Avocado Soup
How to Make a Chocolate Avocado Smoothie
How to Make an Avocado BLT on a Bun
How to Make a Mango-Avocado Margarita
How to Make Egg and Avocado Toast
How to Make Grapefruit & Avocado Salad With Seared Salmon
How to Make Three Delicious Avocado Salsas
How to Make Avocado Toast With Seeds
How to Make Veg-Heavy Avocado Toast
How to Make Avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwiches
How to Make Classic Avocado Toast
How to Tell If an Avocado Is Ripe
How to Prepare an Avocado
Try this recipe: Avocado Pickles
Give creamy avo a tangy bite my fermenting the fruit in a salt, chile, and vinegar mixture. The key is to use slightly unripe avocados, since the pickling process softens them nicely. We can't think for a better use for your-not-quite-ripe avocados. This low-calorie snack is sure to keep you satisfied until dinnertime.
Ingredients: vinegar, salt, mustard seeds, sugar, peppercorns, chile de arbol, avocaods
Try this recipe: Thai-Stuffed Avocado
Give your avocado an Eastern Asian twist with shrimp, peanuts, cilantro, scallions, and lime juice. The perfect warm-weather dinner, this meal is light and refreshing but still satisfying since it's packed with omega-3s and protein.
Ingredients: fish sauce, lime juice, tamarind paste, sugar, shrimp, avocado, peanuts, cilantro, scallions
Try this recipe: Avocado Truffles
Avocados for dessert? Yes, it's possible (and delicious, too). Get the creamy texture of classic truffles with a salt, avocado, and chocolate mixture. You can even add peppermint extract or toasted coconut to give these chocolate-y balls of goodness the flavor you're craving.
Ingredients: chocolate, cocoa powder, avocado, sea salt
Avocado Toad-in-a-Hole With Ham and Salsa Verde
Try this recipe: Avocado Toad-in-a-Hole With Ham and Salsa Verde
You can double the salsa verde and keep it in the fridge for up to 1 week. Use it to punch up any meal or snack.
Ingredients: Tomatillos, onion, garlic, jalapeno, fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro, sea salt, avocados, black pepper, eggs, olive oil, diced baked ham