30 Reasons to Buy an Avocado Tonight: Avocado Tips, Hints, and Recipes

Around here, a perfectly ripe avocado can induce mania and ecstasy. Forget drugs — let's just do avocados. We have the best of avocados for you today, with one brilliant piece of advice on how to pick a good avocado, to smart tips on dicing and storing them. We revisit some of our favorite creative uses, from grilled guacamole to crispy avocado fries (fries! avocado FRIES!). There's ice cream, breakfast pudding, and the ultimate California BLT — all featuring the glorious avocado.

Tips for Picking, Storing, and Using Avocados

How to Determine Whether an Avocado Is Perfectly Ripe Inside
The Best Way to Keep Cut Avocado Fresh!
To Quickly Ripen an Avocado, Use a Banana
A Surplus Of Avocados: Should We Freeze Them?
A Better Way to Dice an Avocado
Best Place to Store Avocados? In the Refrigerator
What's the Best Way to Remove the Pit From an Avocado?
What Is the Best Way to Store Half an Avocado?
How to Make Better Guacamole: Tips from Two Food Writers

Surprising Avocado Ideas!

Healthy & Hearty Breakfast: Egg Baked In an Avocado
Yes, Adding Avocado to Scrambled Eggs Is a Very Good Idea
Backyard Party Idea: An Avocado Bar!
Baking Tip: Did You Know That You Can Substitute Avocado For Butter?
Must Try: Avocado Salad Dressing Bowls!
Look! Crispy, Creamy Avocado Fries
Have You Ever Roasted an Avocado?
Better Egg Salad: Add an Avocado, Use Less Mayonnaise

Avocado Recipes

3-Ingredient Avocado Ice Cream
Smoky Summer Recipe: Grilled Guacamole
Cilantro-Lime Sardine Salad in Avocado Halves
Avocado Breakfast Pudding
Avocado Hollandaise
Avocado Toast: Simply the Best Breakfast Ever?
Creamy, Tangy Avocado Dressing
Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
California BLT with Avocado and Basil Mayonnaise
Raw Avocado Cacao Mousse
Raw Avocado Lime Mousse
Creamy, Green, and Sweet: The Avocado Smoothie
Golden Quinoa Salad with Radish, Dill & Avocado

What are your favorite avocado tips, tricks, hints, and recipes?

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(Images: Leela Cyd Ross; Faith Durand; Dana Velden; Emma Christensen; Annabelle Breakey/Sunset Magazine; Patrice Berry of Circle B Kitchen)