You chop them into guac, mash them on toast, and maybe drop a few pieces into your smoothie, but there are some amazing ways to use avocados that I bet you've yet to try. Ready to see if you're using avocados in all the best ways?
1. Avocado Fries
If you haven't tried them yet, make sure avocados are next in line for a batch of baked veggies fries. They cook up super crispy and crunchy on the outside, and rich and creamy on the inside. It's the instant-gratification way to use up that firm avocado sitting on your counter right now.
Get the Recipe: How To Make Crispy Baked Avocado Fries
2. Avocado Lassi
Perhaps you've added avocado to your smoothies once or twice — that's a good start. For another refreshing blended drink, try whipping up a lassi. This cool, creamy beverage comes together with no more than an avocado, yogurt, ice, and honey.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Avocado Lassi
3. Avocado Pickles
Summer is high time for pickle season, and we're not just talking about the cucumber variety. There are plenty of other ways to bring pickles to the table, including avocado pickles!
Get the Recipe: Avocado Pickles
4. Sweet Avocado Toast
Whether we turn to eggs, veggies, meat, or spices, our default upgrade for avocado toast is usually savory or salty. That's no longer the case with this sweet and simple version, which layers sliced avocado, honey, and a pinch of flaky salt over yogurt-slathered toast.
Get the Recipe: Honey-Yogurt Avocado Toast
5. Avocado Dressing
Instead of adding a chopped avocado to your salad, turn into a dressing that gets drizzled over the whole bowl. Its soft texture blends into a super-creamy dressing that feels rich and indulgent without a drop of dairy.
Get the Recipe: Creamy Avocado Dressing