By Carl Hanson

Here are 10 of our very favorite appetizer recipes starring glorious avocados -- the non guacamole edition, that is. We love 'em as quick snacks, as impressive party appetizers, and sometimes as simple healthy lunches.

The 10 Best Avocado Appetizers

1. Avocado and Tuna Tapas

"A light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. Try experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and vinegars." -- La Cocina de Redondita

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2. Creamy Avocado Egg Salad

"A new twist on regular egg salad! This is so good and I am always asked for the recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Serve on lettuce leaves or your favorite cracker." -- tracy918

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3. Mexi-Chicken Avocado Cups

Fresh and healthy, with simple flavor from cilantro, lime, and chili powder.

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4. Avocado Basil Cucumber Bites

"Refreshing, healthy, and so-tasty appetizer that takes just minutes to prepare but looks exotic." -- amoli

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5. Avocado Fries With Sriracha Garlic Dip

Crunchy on the outside, creamy on the inside, dip it in the zesty sauce for an all-in-one flavor explosion.

Photo by Christina

6. Mexican Pizza I

"Corn tortillas topped with beans, beef, sliced avocado, and all the delicious taco toppings you can imagine!" -- suesue

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7. Paleo Baked Eggs in Avocado

"The contrast between the soft and fresh avocado and the creaminess of a poached egg is brilliant. Good thing is it's also very healthy and satisfying." -- NYJEN

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8. Avocado and Black Bean Dip

"Very clean and simple, but still very tasty. Turned out great!" -- jmb275

Photo by Jennifer Baker

9. Egg-Style Avocado Salad Sandwiches

"An egg salad sandwich without the eggs." -- TheSavageGourmet

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10. Avocado Ricotta Crostini

"Avocado and ricotta cheese is a very delicious combination that's sort of unusual, and yet familiar at the same time," says Chef John. "These beauties would make for a great appetizer or snack in time for the height of entertaining season. Start spreading the news!"

Photo by Chef John

Explore our collection of Avocado Recipes. Or check out our complete collection of Appetizer Recipes.