Avocado is often dubbed millennials’ favorite fruit. Rightly so. It’s not only incredibly instagrammable for whenever you want to pretty up the presentation of your latest snack. In fact, avocado has been here before us, before humanity – an ancient fruit with rich texture and flavor and an arsenal of over 20 vitamins and minerals. It boasts nutty notes due to its natural oils, and it’s a superb, highly satisfying alternative to meat. Really, avos have countless health benefits, from boosting the immune system and promoting heart health to possessing anti-fungal, anti-tumor, anti-microbial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, they are naturally sodium and cholesterol-free and are a favorite source of fat for health-conscious individuals.
If you are looking for more and new ways to incorporate this delicious fruit into your life, the total scoop awaits right here. Below, you’ll find 25+ extra drool-worthy, easy and truly delicious recipes that will upgrade your menu beyond just smashing avo on toast. Most recipes are vegetarian and not too time consuming. From soups and Mexican dishes, to avocado butter, brownies and cocktails, we have all the luxurious deliciousness covered!
This perfect recipe comes from the wildly popular blog Deliciously Ella. It makes for exactly one bowl. You can stir it into a quinoa salad along with other veggies like mushrooms, zucchini and tomatoes. Alternatively, you can combine it with yams or just use it as a dip for tortilla chips.
2Kale Noodle Bowl with Avocado Dressing
Here’s how to make a bowl of noodles healthier: add ribbons of kale, mashed avo/misso dressing and sesame seeds. This recipe uses buckwheat soba noodles and it’s super easy to prepare. Garnish with a lime wedge.
3Chilled Avocado Gazpacho with Savory Granola
When summer rolls around, this may become your favorite go-to cold soup! It’s as easy and quick as blending up a smoothie. Moreover, the silky texture and rich aroma will keep you stocking up on the same ingredients week after week. Also, the recipe calls for making your own granola with oats, pumpkin seeds and walnuts, plus a mix of savory spices like paprika and cayenne. Yummy!
4Avocado, Strawberry & Goat Cheese Sandwich
A seductive alternative to the classic avo toast! The order is the following: mashed avo + lemon juice + salt, then thin slices of strawberries, and finally, crumbled goat cheese on top! A little bit of salt and pepper and you’re ready to go. You can use either goat mozzarela or goat cheddar. Enjoy these sumptuous open-faced sandwiches for brunch or to entertain friends at a weekend party. Really though, they’re always welcome!
5Avocado and Lime Bean Bowl
This colorful protein-packed bowl boasts goodness like avocado, red bell peppers and sunflower seeds. Topped with citrus and mint berries! Simple yet satisfying.
6Kiwi Avocado Smoothie with Lime and Honey
This tasty, nutrient-rich smoothie combines the sweetness of honey and the tartness of a kiwi and lime juice. Instead of almond milk, you could also use coconut milk or pineapple juice.
7Avocado Mousse with Lime
This sumptuous dessert recipe takes a little over four hours: 15 mins for preparation and about four hours for cooling. The yield is four servings, if you spoon the creamy goodness into small ramekins. The lime and cream cheese combo is incredibly satisfying!
8Bruschetta Chicken Stuffed Avocados
Mix chicken, red onion, tomatoes, red pepper flakes and oil in a bowl. Add seasoning and serve in avocado halves. Finally, drizzle with balsamic glaze. It only takes about 10 mins, and voila!
9Avocado Goat Cheese Truffles
We love how easy this mouth-watering recipe is! It calls for beating three types of cheeses together – cream cheese, pepper jack cheese, and goat cheese – and coating avocado balls in it. The balls are finally rolled in finely chopped pumpkin seeds. Prep time is 45 mins + chilling.
10Baked Avocado Fries
This crunchy yet soft vegan appetizer requires only seven ingredients! Coat slices of avo in a flour mix, milk and nutritional yeast or panko, and let them bake for 15-20 mins. Delicious!
115-Ingredient Easy White Chicken Chili
This soul-warming soup only takes 15 mins! Special flavors include dashes of cumin and a good amount of salsa verde.
12Mashed Potato and Avocado
For this one, you can use any sort of potato. Mash it with parsley and mint leaves, and add lime juice and a little bit of seasoning.
13Rainbow Guacamole Dip
Another great appetizer that only takes about 10 mins. For this one, they’ve used dried guindillas but you can use any kind of chilli peppers you get locally. Enjoy vibrant pops of color from the yellow and red bell peppers, tomatoes and cilantro. Add lime and garlic for edge!
They’ve only used the avo as a side for this one, but the frittata recipe is nevertheless really good! Total prep time is only 25 mins.
It’s unbelievable how easy it is to make avocado butter. Use ghee as a basis, and the rest is just seasoning – cumin, parsley, cilantro, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. And of course, a little bit of lime juice!
16Southwest Hash with Adobo-Lime Crema
An easy, yam-based recipe that takes a total of 45 mins to prepare. You can serve it with an egg, slices of avo and sour cream.
The filling for these contains cheese, pico de gallo, avo and cilantro. It only takes 20 mins for 4 quesadillas!
There are many variations of this popular Indian flat bread, including with garlic and cauliflower. It will take you 2 hrs 35 mins to produce 8 to 10 naans, but it will be well worth it!
19Creamy Brown Rice With Avocado
Brown rice and avocado are certainly a match made in heaven. Stir them together while the rice is hot and add lime juice, salt and cilantro.
20Tostones With Chunky Avocado
This golden crispy, mouth-watering snack requires only 8 ingredients and it takes 20 minutes to make. Serve the plantains with a mix of mango and avocado cubes topped with lemon juice.
21Avocado Brownies with Avocado Frosting
This is not your usual fluffy brownie. Instead, this chocolatey delight has a thick, fudgy texture that will feel incredibly satisfying. Including cooling time, it will take 1.5 hrs in total.
Use organic, ethically sourced ingredients for this easy recipe and you’re golden. Cool the avo pops in the popsicle molds and dip in dark chocolate and coconut oil. Prep time is 5-10 min, cooling takes a total of 6 hrs.
With this one, you’re basically baking a mash of avo, parmesan, lemon juice and seasoning. It only takes 25 mins. Combine with any dip at hand.
24Crispy Vegetable Fritters with Avocado Yogurt Sauce
These sumptuous fritters boosted by the taste of zucchini, carrots and brocolli find their perfect match in a homemade avocado yogurt sauce. The sauce only has a few ingredients: Greek yogurt, mashed avo, chives, and dill. The whole affair takes about 35 mins.
25Avocado Lemon Cake
A cake that only has five ingredients? Yes, please. This easy straightforward recipe calls for a fluffy loaf baked with an avocado dough. Top the irresistible lemon icing with finely chopped pistachios.
Finally, a liquid form of avo that takes us beyond the kitchen counter. With a base of tequila blanco and triple sec, this unexpected cocktail is must-try and must-serve at your next Sunday party!
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