Avocados are such a versatile fruit to keep in the kitchen. They can be eaten on their own, used as a spread, or sliced and chopped into a variety of dishes. In the U.S. and across the world, avocados are inspiring new spins on salads. Adding avocado to a salad is a great way to dress up your meal and they’re good for your health too.
Creamy avocado works well with many salad ingredients including beans, nuts, mango, oranges, quinoa, romaine, arugula, and tomatoes. Last year, Americans consumed more than 3 billion Hass avocados, a variety known as a “year-round avocado.” According to the Hass Avocado Board, Hass avocados “account for about 80 percent of all avocados eaten worldwide” and result in $1 billion in annual revenue in the U.S.
Read on for eight tasty avocado salad recipes with inspiration from countries and cultures around the world. Some of the recipes include an Asian-inspired yellowfin tuna, mango, and avocado salad featuring wasabi cream; a Mexican salad made with black beans, corn salsa, avocado and a honey jalapeño vinaigrette; and a Latin American salad with delicious ingredients like avocado, a spicy goat cheese vinaigrette, cold smoked grapes, and pickled tomatoes.
While many recipes are extensive, others are simple. Stock up on avocados — with great recipes like these, you’ll want to try a lot of new salads, enjoying avocado in every bite.
Mexican Avocado Boats Recipe
The recipe’s developer, Melanie Roy, calls this recipe “a quick trip south of the border with these fun and easy-to-make avocado boats.”
Avocado and Apple Chicken Salad Recipe
Low in calories and rich in protein, this salad combines the sweet with the savory using a mix of avocado, red apples, jalapeño pepper, pecans, and other tasty ingredients.