11 Surprising Ways to Win With Avocado
You already love avocado in all the usual places -- we're looking at you, guacamole! Now discover avocado in some unexpected spots. Because if you've ever thought, "Avocados are so healthy and delicious, I wish I could have them in everything" -- well, you kinda can have them in everything. These recipes prove it.
Sometimes the unexpected avocado is the best:
"Healthy and delicious 'fries' with a spicy and flavorful dipping sauce, says kathleenem, the recipe submitter. "Great for a snack or an appetizer or even a whole bunch for a yummy lunch!"
Not just rich and delicious, avocados are loaded with fiber and healthy monounsaturated fats that make you feel full -- and keep you feeling that way longer. Avocados also pack in vitamins C, E, and K, plus B vitamins, including folate. Try 'em in smoothies to start the day with a healthy bang; avocados add terrific velvety texture.
"This is an ingenious way to make pesto," says nickbobkysr, who gave it 5 stars. "If you like avocado or guacamole even a little bit, you need to try this recipe!"
Admit it, you did not see this coming. What's next, avocado in the chocolate pudding?
Yes, avocado in the chocolate pudding. Avocado goes deep undercover here, and totally solves the case. There's zero dairy in this pudding -- avocado steps up to add the rich creaminess.
So good we've granted this recipe an honorary 6th star. "A new twist on regular egg salad," explains tracy918, the recipe submitter. "Serve on lettuce leaves or your favorite cracker."
Keep this compound of butter, jalapeno peppers, lime juice, spices, and avocado on hand for grilling season. "Cook steak, chicken, or even fish and top with a a coin of compound butter to add delicious buttery flavor," says Mitchell, the recipe submitter.
Avocados belong in the salad, why not the salad dressing, too? Here avocado combines with other healthy ingredients: yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and a dash or two of hot pepper sauce. Beyond dressing green salads, try it with grilled chicken and pork.
There's avocado in the Irish cream fudge. No blarney. "Although avocados seem like a strange ingredient for fudge, they give a great creamy texture to a decadent treat," explains Sarah, the recipe submitter. "No one can ever believe it's made with avocados!"
Avocado in green salads and veggie salsas is old school. But avocado in fruit salads? Breaks all the rules, excepting the rule that says avocado is itself a fruit.
11. Avocado Aioli
This creamy garlic sauce with avocado is everything. It's a dipping sauce, a salad dressing, a condiment for grilled steaks and burgers. Try it with the avocado fries for delicious avocado-on-avocado action.
See our collection of Avocado Recipes.