9 Delicious and Easy Avocado Recipes
By: Julie Hand
About 20 years ago, a mighty fruit called the avocado entered the nutrition scene, awing health-conscious people with its superfood power. Its popularity hasn’t waned In fact, The Washington Post chronicled the rise of the avocado and found that America’s appetite for the creamy fruit grew every year from 2000-2015. It’s no wonder then that avocado recipes are hot. From avocado toast to stuffed avocados to avocado smoothies, you can’t scroll through Instagram without seeing a few carefully crafted avocado recipes.
They’re not just creamy and delicious; avocados improve cholesterol levels, lower high blood pressure, and combat inflammatory conditions like diabetes. Heck, avocados even improve your skin. They’re also completely keto-friendly, clocking in at a mere 2 net carbs and 15 grams of healthy fats.
Specifically, avocados contain oleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid with anti-inflammatory powers. Fairly resistant to heat-induced oxidation – the breakdown of food at high temperatures – avocado oil makes for a healthier cooking option than other plant-based oils. (You can read The Ultimate Bulletproof Diet Roadmap of Cooking Methods for best cooking practices using lower heat temperatures.)
Check out these easy avocado recipes below to find inspiring ways to sneak more of the green fruit into your diet. Then head straight to the kitchen to see what you can concoct. Bonus: Four of these recipes feature DIY videos – they’re fun to watch and make cooking a cinch.
Easy Avocado Recipes
A refreshing alternative to a morning cup of coffee, this almond-coconut coffee smoothie recipe contains as much caffeine as a standard cup of joe. Almond butter, chocolate nibs, coconut milk, and avocado make this smoothie taste like a creamy and delicious candy bar. It’s also loaded with protein and healthy fats to keep you full all morning.
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Stuffed avocado recipes are definitely in right now and this one you’ll salivate over. Like an eggs benedict but better, this easy avocado recipe tucks eggs, smoked salmon, dill and a kick of red pepper into an avocado for a filling and gorgeous breakfast or brunch. To keep your avocado fats from oxidizing, reduce heat to 300 degrees.
Avocados make the perfect sushi fixing in this sweet potato salmon sushi recipe. Avocados contribute healthy fats to a sushi roll that’s blood-sugar stable due to the use of sweet potatoes instead of white rice. A perfect paleo-friendly appetizer or main course, this recipe tastes as good as it looks — and it’s deceptively simple to make.
A low-carb, keto dessert recipe with zero cook time and only 1 gram of sugar… Yes, please. This easy recipe makes use of 2 medium-sized ripe organic avocados that form the basis of a decadent chocolate mousse.
Why deprive yourself of the deliciousness of homemade mayo? Store-bought mayo doesn’t stand up to this avocado oil mayo recipe in flavor or nutrition. Using avocado oil instead of traditional soybean oil, this mayo recipe avoids dangerous oxidized fats. It’s also insanely tasty, especially when slathered on a piece of keto bread or used as a dipping sauce for sweet potato fries.
Taste this paleo, gluten-free pizza made with cauliflower crust and you might never go back to regular pizza again. It’s topped with vegan, cashew basil “cheese,” assorted green vegetables, and avocado, of course. Life without pizza is hard. We just made your life so much easier. You’re welcome.
A fabulous dairy-free and gluten-free rendition of traditional tiramisu, this recipe features creamy chocolate avocado mousse, layered with mocha crumbles. From avocados with monounsaturated fat to coconut milk and cream with clean saturated fat and medium-chain plant fat, this recipe gives you a tasty and nutritious way to end the day. If you can’t wait until dessert to eat…well, we understand.
Avocados give this easy smoothie bowl recipe its rich and creamy texture. The berries and spinach load the recipe with antioxidants to boot. Filled with collagen and whey, this protein-packed bowl makes the perfect workout recovery meal.
This sweet potato toast recipe features the best avocados have to offer – guacamole. You can make this guacamole recipe with only five ingredients and it’s fresh as can be. Use the guac in this exquisite sweet potato toast recipe or in your favorite Mexican dish. (We’re partial to these cauliflower and ribeye fajitas.)
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