30+ Must-Make Recipes for Avocado-Lovers

updated Dec 3, 2020
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In my opinion, avocados make everything taste better. They are one thing I never leave the grocery store without. There’s a textural element they provide that’s hard to find elsewhere. Basically, I’m willing to eat avocados on just about anything and everything.

Not only are avocados totally delicious, but they’re also extremely versatile, to boot. They make almost every salad and grain bowl better. You can eat them on toast. Use them as a topping for soups and chilis. You can even use them to bake. On top of it all? They are such a great source of healthy fats. For all of the avocado-lovers out there, we’ve got you covered with these 30+ avocado recipes.

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Crispy Crunchy Baked Avocado Fries
Get the dipping sauce ready — there's a new fry in town.
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Avocado Stuffed with Spicy Shrimp over Spring Greens
This lovely recipe can be put together in less than 10 minutes, and it works brilliantly as either an appetizer or a light lunch.
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Raw Avocado Lime Mousse
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.
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Bacon Avocado Salad Bowls
A large, flavorful salad filled with tomato, bacon, avocado, and fried eggs. It’s creamy, crunchy, tangy, earthy, salty, sweet, peppery, and just downright tasty.
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Cilantro-Lime Sardine Salad in Avocado Halves
Creamy avocado, lime-spiked fish, crunchy bread — this meal won’t take more than 15 minutes to pull together.
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Avocado Deviled Eggs with Everything Bagel Spice
These deviled eggs get their vivid color from ripe avocado and are finished with a sprinkling of nutty, toasty everything bagel spice.
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Caprese Avocado Toast
When it comes to avocado toast, the best slices go well beyond two ingredients. If you require further proof, let us present this caprese avocado toast.
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Avocado Brownies
These vegan brownies strike the perfect balance between fudgy, cakey, and chewy, and the ingredient that makes this possible is probably sitting on your counter right now: avocados!
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White Pizza with Avocado, Spinach & Mozzarella
This white pizza has a garlicky ricotta sauce (no cooking required!), and is topped with handfuls of fresh spinach and luxurious slices of avocado and mozzarella.
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Crab & Avocado Temaki
Simple, fresh, and delicious, these hand rolls were a hit when we made them, and tasted a bit like lighter California sushi rolls.
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Avocado and Bacon Macaroni Salad
Here the fundamentals of classic macaroni salad remain intact — a little mayo, a hint of sugar, and, of course, elbow macaroni — but they are mixed beautifully with fresh avocado, homemade croutons spiked with red chile, and a bright, lemony olive oil.
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Corn and Avocado Pasta Salad with Cilantro and Lime
Every forkful of this colorful pasta salad is packed with fresh corn, creamy avocado, and plenty of cilantro and lime.
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Grapefruit and Avocado Winter Salad
This salad has an invigorating mix of bright, fresh, tangy flavors that will bring a burst of sunny warmth every time you serve it.
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Kale Salad with Apricots, Avocado & Parmesan
We love the way the chewy bits of dried apricots and the creamy avocado contrast with the heartiness of the kale. A handful of almonds, a spoonful of beans, and a few flakes of salty Parmesan turn this salad into a very satisfying meal.
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Baked Black Bean and Avocado Burritos
These black bean and avocado burritos come together quickly for a delicious vegetarian meal.
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Muenster and Avocado Grilled Cheese
This Muenster grilled cheese, generously filled out with avocado and baby arugula, is satisfying enough to qualify as lunch or a light dinner.
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Avocado Caprese Salad
There's one ingredient that's going to make classic caprese the best yet: avocados.
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Creamy Avocado Dip
Take three simple things — ripe avocado, soft goat cheese, and lemon juice — and whirl them together to create the creamiest, dreamiest dip you’ve ever imagined.
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Avocado and Egg Breakfast Pizza
Avocado. Fried eggs. Pizza dough. We probably don’t have to tell you that combining three of the world’s greatest foods gives you one fine breakfast.
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Egg and Avocado Salad on Toast
We tend to overthink what to make for dinner. When you find yourself in that position, reach for this upgraded egg and avocado salad.
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3-Ingredient Avocado Blue Cheese Sauce
We're taking avocados up a notch with a velvety smooth sauce that's tangy and pungent, thanks to crumbled blue cheese and a squeeze of lemon.
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Radicchio Salad with Avocado, Red Quinoa, & Ricotta Salata
This salad is a light yet nourishing lunch, with red quinoa and avocado to make it just a little more satisfying.
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Savory Jalapeño, Lime, and Avocado Pancakes
These savory avocado pancakes — packed with red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño — are essentially guacamole in pancake form.
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Avocado with Goat Cheese and Arugula
Avocados star in these easy keto roll-ups, which are just right for lunches or appetizers.
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Avocado Carbonara
Avocado carbonara is as creamy and decadent as the original, but simple enough for weeknights.
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Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bowls with Avocado and Green Tahini
A hearty vegetarian grain bowl packed with spicy roasted cauliflower, avocado, and a simple green tahini sauce.
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Honey-Yogurt Avocado Toast
Does the world really need another avocado toast recipe? I mean, we all know that just the combination of avocado and bread is already pretty amazing. But let’s be a little adventurous and take it to the sweet side for breakfast!
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Black Rice Salad with Avocado and Grapefruit
If you’ve never tried black rice, it has a pleasant chewiness that makes for a most satisfying salad. Pairing it with a bitter citrus like grapefruit and a creamy avocado results in the perfect flavor combination.
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Avocado Coconut Tartlets
Here we've riffed on the concept of avocado toast. When blended with a little vanilla and maple syrup, avocado cream becomes a revelatory sweet pastry filling.
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Shrimp and Avocado Summer Salad Rolls
We decided to wrap a salad inside a rice paper roll, creating a fresh, crunchy summer roll that is a cinch to throw together.
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Avocado Salad
This simple summery avocado salad takes avocado from supporting ingredient to the main attraction.
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Black Bean Salad with Corn and Avocado
This classic black bean salad is packed with bright, refreshing flavors like corn, tomatoes, and cilantro, and has a kick from fresh garlic, jalapeño, and red onion.
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Shrimp and Avocado Tostadas
The tostadas are topped with quickly sautéed shrimp lightly seasoned with spices and lime juice. Last comes the do-it-yourself part: customizing each tostada with your favorite toppings.
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Endive-Avocado Salad
This salad is a winner. The endive is crisp, delicate, slightly sweet, bitter, and totally refreshing. Then you have that rich, buttery avocado. With just a sprinkle of kosher salt it really sings.
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Vegan Avocado Fritters
If avocado toast is already a part of your morning routine, these delicious, vegan fritters might give it some stiff competition.
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