The avocado is such a versatile fruit. There is so much more to avocado recipes than just guacamole and avocado toast!
Sure, they’re most people’s favorites – mine included!
But I’ve also been known to throw some green goodness into my smoothies, and I love how it makes my dressings silky smooth.
And did you know you can add avocado into desserts? It’s true!
Like bananas and applesauce, it can add moisture and replace heavy fats in everything from brownies to banana bread.
I’ve put together a list of 35 awesome avocado recipes that will cover you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
It’s always an option to add spinach or kale to make smoothies healthier.
But in truth, I don’t like the texture they leave behind.
Instead, I like to throw in half an avocado.
The subtle flavor will complement almost anything, and it gives the drink the creamiest texture.
Tacos for breakfast might seem a little over the top, but when they’re this easy, you’ll want them every day!
Scrambled eggs and avocado will give you the energy boost you need to make it through until lunch.
And the spinach will make you feel less guilty about that extra latte you had!
I love the green palate you get from the tomatillo salsa, but any salsa will do the trick!
This recipe is pretty decadent for breakfast.
You’ll feel a little naughty indulging in so much chocolatey goodness so early.
But all that guilt melts away when you add in the avocado. It’s one of your five servings of fruit per day, after all.
I would suggest giving the avocado a blitz with the yogurt to make sure it’s nice and smooth.
And for an even healthier option, try topping with sliced banana.
Avocado and quinoa? I’ll take two!
These are full of almond, honey, chia seeds, and cinnamon.
They’re super moist and perfect for breakfast on-the-go.
I don’t always love the heaviness of a burrito and will often turn it into a burrito bowl.
They’re super versatile and can be modified with chicken, shrimp, and beef, to vegan-friendly spiced sweet potatoes and creamy guacamole.
Given that we eat with our eyes first, gorgeous meals like this make mornings just a little brighter.
And it couldn’t be easier!
Once everything has been blitzed until smooth, you can top with crunchy granola and extra bananas for texture.
Even canned tuna can be upgraded if you do it right!
This simple dish needs just six ingredients and can be ready to eat in only 15 minutes.
Serve over cooked rice, quinoa, or cauliflower rice for a filling and easy lunch or dinner.
Gluten-free, paleo, and Whole30 approved, this salad is not only filling, it’s irresistible.
You wouldn’t think to put grapefruit and avocado together, but this dish really works.
The smooth, subtle flavor of the avocado perfectly complements the kick of the grapefruit.
And feel free to leave out the cilantro!
This is one of my favorite dishes to bring to a BBQ.
The colors are so vibrant, and the sweet, crunchy corn pairs so well with the avocado and tomato.
I especially love the garlic and lime dressing.
I’m a firm believer that lettuce is mostly just filler.
It provides very little nutrition, and it’s not super satisfying.
So why not just leave it out?
We all root around for those pops of cherry tomatoes anyway, right?
This salad is pure joy, filled with avocado, sweet cherry tomatoes, peppery red onion, and a balsamic glaze that will leave you wanting to lick the bowl.
Much like avocado, feta cheese is super creamy.
In this dish, the cheese and avocado are complemented by the addition of sweet cranberries and crunchy almonds.
Everything about this salad screams sunshine, and it should be on the menu all summer long!
If you’re looking for a pasta salad that isn’t loaded with mayo, this one’s for you.
I love how the artichoke amps up the flavor, especially when mixed into the honey mustard dressing.
Keep it vegetarian friendly, or add some grilled chicken.
Since it’s not acceptable to eat a bowl of guacamole with a spoon (much to my dismay), this salad makes the perfect alternative.
It combines everything you want out of guacamole – avocado, onion, tomato, lime, and a little spice – and mixes it into a crunchy, filling salad that will make any meal complete.
Much like a traditional pasta salad, egg salad usually includes a lot of mayonnaise.
Mayo is delicious, don’t get me wrong. But it’s not the healthiest option.
That’s why I love using avocado in its place.
The only downside is that it won’t last as long and needs to be kept in an airtight container to prevent it from browning too fast.
If you’re not adding sprouts to your sandwiches, I suggest you give it a try.
They add such a pleasant texture and are much more fun than boring lettuce!
This salad is super filling and can be eaten right out of the bowl. But it’s extra special on a bagel!
These can be made in a skillet, and they’ll be delicious.
But I can guarantee you won’t regret buying a panini press.
Either way, you can make up a batch of these in just 10 minutes!
You can keep it mellow and follow the recipe, or add in some chopped jalapenos for a spicy kick.
Is this avocado toast? Not quite.
Admittedly, I do add cherry tomatoes to my avocado toast, but this has chunks of avocado, so it’s a little different.
The balsamic glaze is the real star here, making those tomatoes pop.
For an extra flavor boost, try rubbing your toast with some garlic.
I have to admit that these are not for everyone.
The texture is quite unusual, with the crispy breadcrumbs and super soft center.
But if you’re an avocado lover, they’ll quickly become your favorite.
And I’m sure the dipping sauce will make it onto your table for plenty more dishes.
This is a bold claim, I know.
The truth is, guacamole is always going to be good, and everyone has their own preferences.
But I just love the simplicity of a little heat with some fresh lime and plenty of sea salt.
This is precisely what it sounds like. It’s everything you love from hummus, combined with creamy avocado.
Making hummus really couldn’t be easier, and I love being able to control the amount of garlic and salt that goes in.
This recipe is so good, I use it as a dip and even as a spread for my chicken sandwiches.
If you’re a fan of gazpacho, then you’ll love this avocado soup.
I often turn to soup for a filling lunch during the winter, but avoid it during the summer months.
This recipe is perfect for a fast lunch that’s chilled and full of flavor.
There’s a reason we all love avocado toast. It’s just super delicious!
The crunchy toast with creamy avocado and a perfectly cooked egg on top is the simplest, most indulgent little snack out there.
And don’t be shy with the chili flakes and sea salt! They make the whole dish pop.
If nothing else, try the roasted chickpeas!
They make such a tasty, crunchy snack that is far healthier than that big bag of chips we’ve all got in the cupboard.
When added to avocado toast, it’s a whole other level of scrumptiousness!
Looking for meatless Monday inspiration?
Here it is!
Between the veggies, beans, and avocado, you won’t miss the meat in these incredible quesadillas.
I made this dish as a simple starter over the holidays, and it was such a hit!
It’s a great twist on the classic prawn cocktail, and it looks so cute served in the avocado skin.
I added a sprinkling of everything seasoning for color and a little crunch.
Dressings and Sauces
The first time I made pesto, I was taken aback by the amount of oil that went into it.
This version uses avocado instead for a creamier finish that is easier to make and healthier.
Since the avocado gets blended with lemon juice, it should last a few days in the fridge and can even be frozen for later use.
When I lived outside of the U.S., I often made my own ranch.
This is a much healthier version, using avocado and yogurt as the base but still giving you the ranch flavors we all love.
Full of good fats and lacking that pesky cholesterol, avocados are an excellent substitution for many things.
But ice cream?
I was so pleasantly surprised by this recipe, and I think you will be, too.
Brownies are definitely my weakness. I can’t have just one!
But with these, I feel guilt-free reaching for another piece.
They’re made with maple syrup, almond flour, and coconut sugar for a tasty treat that’s almost healthy!
Combining chocolate with avocados is the perfect way to get those good fats without compromising on flavor.
Avocado is so subtle that it lets the chocolate shine while adding moisture to any dish.
Not only are these truffles gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and vegan, they need just five ingredients and less than half-an-hour to make!
Due to the avocado and bananas in this recipe, there is no need for butter or oil.
Although that doesn’t necessarily make this healthy because it’s loaded with chocolate.
But it will make you feel a little better as you cut a thick slice for breakfast.
Nutella doesn’t last in my house.
One day it’s there, and the next, there’s an empty jar in the trash and a ring of chocolate around all our mouths.
So if I can make a batch that is just as good and contains some green goodness? Count me in!
Velvety smooth, rich, intensely flavorful, and completely irresistible, nobody will know this dessert is loaded with avocado.
And it’s so easy!
There’s no need for warming eggs and folding through chocolate.
Just blend everything together and leave it to get nice and thick in the fridge.
Much like the ice cream from above, these ice pops are such a delightful surprise addition to your summer popsicle game.
Sweetened with coconut milk and honey, the kids don’t have to know how healthy they really are.
Much like a banana daiquiri, this is creamy, boozy, and perfect for a hot summer day.
If you like your drinks with plenty of rum but not overly sweet, this is a must-try at the next BBQ.
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