20 ways to use avocado
Get inspired with twenty ways to use avocados, because I know you need to use up that entire bag of them you have in your kitchen right now.
Yes, guacamole and toast are the easiest ways to enjoy avocados, but there are more ways to use this buttery ingredient than you might first think. To show you, here’s a list of 20 ways to use up avocados.
Pineapple guacamole via Flourishing Foodie
Let’s get the obvious one out of the way, guacamole! Perhaps the best dip ever, and it’s easy to make. This version is fun take on the classic with fresh pineapple.
Vegan avocado toast via Lazy Cat Kitchen
Avocado toast is practically overdone, but it’s so good so you can’t ever let it go. Plus it gets better as your avocado gets softer which they always inevitably do.
Easy baked avocado & egg via Paleohacks
Eggs are good, but eggs baked in avocado halves is meant to be. It’s a fun hack for busy mornings.
Crispy garlic avocado fries via The Recipe Critic
Apparently you can turn pretty much every vegetable into a fry. Ideal.
5 layer dip
5 layer dip (with garlic white bean hummus) via A Little Gathering
Avocado is an essential component of a five layer dip. A 5 layer dip is such a good last minute party pleaser with the random things you can find in your fridge and pantry as well.
5 minute avocado cilantro dressing via Pinch of Yum
Avocado dressing seems like it would be guacamole, but it’s nothing like it. With the help of additional fats like sour cream or yogurt and some acid like lemon or lime juice, it’s like avocado dressings are similar to crema but pourable.
Avocado hummus with dukkah and toasted flatbread via Donna Hay
Creamy hummus is a perfect match with avocado. Whip this up for lunch or a perfect app with friends.
Avocado & almond butter smoothie via Tuulia
Strange, but true avocado and banana just works. Try them together in a smoothie with creamy almond butter and dates for sweetness.
Avocado bread via I Am a Food Blog
So instead of putting avocado on bread, you can put it IN bread. This one if kind of like a banana bread, with avocados instead.
Avocado caprese salad via FoodieCrush
I normally wouldn’t mess with the perfection that is caprese, but sometimes avocados should get an invite to the party.
Easy lunch wrap with sweet potato, hummus and greens via The Awesome Green
What’s better than avocado snuggled into a wrap? Think about mixing avocado with your favorite proteins or make it a vegetarian wrap with lots of colorful vegetables.
Avocado pesto chickpea salad sandwiches via Edible Perspective
For a plant-based alternative to tuna or chicken salad, try none other than smashed chickpea salad. Avocado can be made into the dressing just like mayo.
Grilled garlic herb flank steak with avocado corn salsa via The Recipe Critic
Salsa isn’t just for tomatoes, because you can basically finely chop anything and call it salsa. And avocados are more than up for the starring role in salsa.
Pesto chicken salad via A Little Gathering
The laziest way to enjoy avocado is to just use it as a literal bowl. I like using this method for chicken salad as well as chili. It’s the perfect little vessel and compliments most chicken salad recipes too.
Mac and cheese
White cheddar avocado mac and cheese via Life as a Strawberry
Creamy avocado makes itself at home in creamy mac and cheese. It’s almost like you can trick yourself that mac and cheese is good for you.
Green goddess revitalization bowl with herbed buckwheat, avocado & microgreens via Blissful Basil
I mean…are you surprised to see this here? Avocado and grain bowls are kind of package deal.
Spicy ahi poke, avocado & rice “parfaitinis” via Two Red Bowls
Fatty avocado stands up against fatty fishes that are traditionally used for poke. You can create sushi bowls using nothing more than rice, fresh fish and plenty of avocado.
Brown sugar and chili-rubbed salmon with avocado crema via A Beautiful Plate
Crema is a creamy sauce usually made of sour cream and some sort of acid. Avocado fits right in, and the whole thing works perfectly with salmon.
Tropsicles via Jillian Harris
Yes! That’s right. Sweet popsicles can be made with avocado. Avocados can be put into smoothies, so why not a popsicle too?
Avocado chocolate mousse with summer fruit via How Sweet Eats
Avocado and chocolate surprisingly makes a perfect chocolate mousse. Who would have guessed? This one is perfect for those that are dairy-free too.
Is your favorite way to enjoy avocados on this list? If not, let me know in the comments!
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