18 Brilliant Ways to Eat More Avocado

18 Brilliant Ways to Eat More Avocado

Ariel Knutson
Sep 12, 2016

You might know that avocado is delicious on top of a salad or smeared on toast for breakfast, but that's not all this buttery kitchen hero can do. The next time you stumble upon cheap avocados, pick a few up and try one of these unique recipes. From adding avocado to macaroni and cheese, to turning it into crispy fries, these recipes unlock avocado's true potential.

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1. Avocado Pickles

Right now you might be busy trying to preserve what is left summer — all the cucumbers and tomatoes, for instance — but have you ever thought about pickling your avocado? It makes for a great addition to tacos, no matter the season.

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2. Avocado and Bacon Macaroni Salad

Do you love macaroni and cheese? Of course you do. Do you love avocado toast? Duh! Add the two together in this supremely unique recipe.

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3. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza

I've been obsessed with the idea of this breakfast pizza for some time now. It's like avocado toast, but a pizza — for breakfast. Also, there's an egg on top of the whole thing! Good morning, indeed.

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4. Creamy Avocado Lassi

Need to cool down? This super-thick avocado lassi will surely help you out. Rose water and cardamom make this drink slightly sweet, while the avocados are nice and cooling.

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5. How To Make Crispy Baked Avocado Fries

Turn fresh avocado into crispy fries with this simple tutorial. We also recommend some pretty tasty dips to go along with these fries.

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6. Avocado Coconut Tartlets

These savory tarts are a fancy-ish thing to serve as a brunch dessert. You essentially treat avocado as a pastry filling by adding a little vanilla and maple syrup to the mashed avocado.

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7. Endive-Avocado Salad

This salad is all about texture. You have the cool, crispy endive mixed with the smooth avocado. The whole thing comes together in the vinaigrette, which is lightly sweetened with honey and topped with chives.

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8. Shrimp and Avocado Po' Boys

Shrimp and avocado are pretty close friends. You might see them together a lot in tacos, but what about a sandwich? This sounds like just the thing to enjoy before summer is over.

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9. Raw Avocado Lime Mousse on Rice Cakes

This snack has made a big promise to anyone who makes the recipe. As Leela writes, "This raw, vegan, gluten-free avocado lime mousse will take you to the tropical paradise of your grandest dreams and fill you up with health and happiness." Challenge accepted.

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10. Swiss Chard Slaw with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Make any slaw, really, taste extra special with the addition of an avocado dressing. The dressing is made with cilantro, cumin, lime juice, and oil.

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11. Shrimp & Avocado Summer Salad Rolls

Sick of eating too many green salads? These summer rolls, filled with avocado and shrimp, are a great alternative. This is something I'd love to take to the office.

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12. Caprese Avocado Toast

Caprese salad, meet avocado toast. It's the breakfast you need and deserve before oatmeal season really kicks in.

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13. White Pizza with Avocado, Spinach & Mozzarella

Avocado on pizza? You're missing out if you haven't tried this yet. This white pie is made on the grill, and is topped with lots of spinach and fresh mozzarella.

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14. Chicken Guacamole Burgers

Instead of topping your burger with avocado, try adding the avocado into the burger. So smart! Make these chicken guacamole burgers while it's still warm outside.

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15. Mozzacado Sandwich

This lunch sandwich is so simple, but brilliant in its execution. Make the most out of the last days of summer by eating all of the tomatoes and avocados you can.

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16. The Avodilla

This vegan snack is a great riff on a quesadilla. It's a lavash wrap filled with avocado and a little maple syrup. The whole thing is fried in coconut oil to get crispy and warm.

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17. Honey-Yogurt Avocado Toast

Yes, you do, in fact, need another avocado toast recipe. This one has yogurt and honey, and it is delicious.

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18. Watermelon-Avocado Skewers

This is less of a recipe, and more of a simple snack idea. It's just watermelon and avocado on a skewer, and it's maybe the most refreshing thing you can eat.

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