6 New Ways to Use Avocados

Try one of these delicious avocado recipes

Arthur Bovino
Avocado Toast

Creamy, slighty nutty, and a gorgeous green color, avocados are a very versatile food (not to mention delicious), even though they are most often associated with the party favorite guacamole. But avocados are so much more than just guacamole. They can be grilled, fried, puréed, or used as a garnish or meal of their own. Whether eaten alone with salt and lime juice as a snack, or with some mint and honey as a dessert, avocados are a good source of unsaturated fat (a healthy fat), Vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, and other nutrients.

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If you find yourself with a rock hard avocado, you can do one of two things: You can wait two to four days for it to ripen, or you can put it in a brown paper bag with a banana to speed up the ripening process. Once cut into, avocados oxidize quickly (turn brown), so it's best to use them immediately and cut them open right before eating. If you have leftover avocado, try wrapping them tightly in plastic or rubbing the cut sides with lemon or lime juice (the acid stops the oxidations process). P.S. It's just a myth that the avocado seed prevents browning. If you've ever left one in your guacamole, you'll know what I'm talking about. 

So, if you're looking for an added boost of creaminess plus healthful nutrients, try using avocados in salads, smoothies, sandwiches, or omelettes, or layering slices on tacos or grilled fish. But if you're looking for a new way to use this healthy ingredient, then try one of our delicious ways below. And please do let us know if you have an avocado go-to of your own!

 


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Aha!! Avocado is one of my top-of-the-line fruits.Ever since I was a kid I never missed eating Avocados. My favorite easy to prepare for morning breakfast and have it for afternoon snacks. I eat it with fresh milk then add
sugars. Cut Avocado in half then section both halves into pieces - abite-size
chuncks. Pour milk, add sugars , a little favorite cereals and I am good for the rest of the day.

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Avocado is good for making icecrem or fruit salad. A fast way is to slice it and add milk and dates to sweeten it.

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Daily Meal to the rescue again! Outstanding work here! Finally, the rest of the food world gets exposed to these great ways to use every west coast cook's secret weapon! Exposing others to the creamy goodness that is the aguacate (in espanol) is my life passion! My eyes light up when I find avocado in my omelettes and on deli counters all the way out here in NYC for my favorite sando ! Try a turkey sandwich on toasted sourdough with avocado, a little mayo and chipotle - hmmmmm. Swat Team does it again! KILLIN IT

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