25 Best Avocado Recipes

Avocado Margarita

Avocado Margarita
5

Guests of all levels of experience will find themselves at home at La Cava del Tequila With well over 100 fine examples of Mexico's national drink to choose ...


By madeline.monaco

Avocado Salad

Avocado Salad
5

This recipe is a crowd pleaser, especially if the crowd loves avocados. The creamy dressing paired with the bite of arugula, the buttery taste of avocado, ...


By Anne Dolce

Avocado Fries

Avocado Fries
5

Fried foods don't always have to mean unhealthy fried foods. Avocado, which is known as a good source of healthy fats, takes on a crispy exterior in this ...


By Kristen Doyle

Avocado BLT Sandwich Recipe

Avocado BLT Sandwich Recipe
5

An American classic, the BLT is a lunch-time staple. This recipe adds creamy avocados to balance out the flavors, giving the sandwich a little more ...


By Tiffany Hoang

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Avocado Deviled Eggs
5

I recently remembered how amazing and under appreciated deviled eggs were. I've started to see them show up more frequently as appetizers and even as ...


By ncyphert

Avocado Toast with Chives

Avocado Toast with Chives
3.05

Avocados make a great cream cheese substitute because they bring a smooth consistency in addition to a healthy dose of fiber, potassium, and vitamin B. Give ...


By Meatless Monday

Mango and Avocado Salsa

Mango and Avocado Salsa
2.6

A fun twist on salsa, with mango and avocado.  


By greensnchocolate

Mango and Avocado Salad

Mango and Avocado Salad
1

Mango and avocado complement each other nicely in this delectable salad. The avocado is blanketed with the garlicky dressing while the mango adds a sweet ...


By Jeanne Lemlin

Tortilla and Avocado Soup

Tortilla and Avocado Soup
3

Belly-flattening Mexican recipes? Yes, they do exist. Here, creamy avocado chunks deliver a dose of monounsaturated fat for a filling meal that's ready in ...


By Women's Health

Muddled Avocado Margarita Recipe

Muddled Avocado Margarita Recipe
5

Most people think, "Avocado? In a drink?" Avocado is a great textural element; it adds a nice creaminess, but without the cream. It's especially good in a ...


By Kim Haasarud

Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Salsita

Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Salsita

Before this recipe, we always thought that avocados were the end-all, be-all for adding creaminess to a south-of-the-border dish such as salsita. Then along ...


By Chobani

Salmon Avocado Tacos

Salmon Avocado Tacos

Adapted from the kitchens of Recess and Room Four in Indianapolis, this taco recipe relies on very little ingredients for big flavor. Salmon can easily be ...


By Greg Hardesty

Mexican Avocado Salsa

Mexican Avocado Salsa

This recipe is a riff on classic guacamole, but serves the avocado diced instead of mashed.


By Westside Market NYC

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

Chocolate Avocado Smoothie

This is my post-run treat; it’s important to eat some protein shortly after a long run, but I am rarely hungry. This shake is goes down quite easily — it is ...


By Lauren Gordon

Avocado Toast Recipe

4.6

This is one of the simplest and most flavorful recipes I know. Mashing avocado to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon makes for a healthy and delicious ...


By Nicole Campoy-Leffler

Avocado Shrimp Salad

Avocado Shrimp Salad

This is an ultimate go to healthy recipe. Wiuth resturant quality taste and home-cooking execution, this simple, flavorful salad is a great weeknight go to ...


By Lauren Gordon

Avocado Sage Cornbread

Avocado Sage Cornbread

Jazz up your Thanksgiving cornbread with the addition of fresh avocados from Mexico! This slightly sweet version uses mashed and diced avocado in place of ...


By Elyse Cromer

Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa

Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa

Fair warning: this salsa can be addictive! I first tasted it in Ixtapa, Mexico, and after that, I had to figure out how to make it myself at home. ...


By Muy Bueno Cookbook

Enlightened Spicy Avocado Dip

Enlightened Spicy Avocado Dip

 Put some kick into your avocado with this spicy dip. The familiar flavors of cilantro and lime are cut with a zingy wasabi punch that will keep the fire ...


By Taste of Home

Healthy Avocado Chocolate Pudding

Healthy Avocado Chocolate Pudding
4

A fabulous dessert, with no added oil or refined sugar, that's packed with flavor! Serve with berries.


By Whole Foods Market

Tanzanian Avocado Salad

Tanzanian Avocado Salad
5

In Tanzania, some people serve this salad for breakfast. Cucumber and avocados can be served alongside smoked fish or shellfish, but people from the coast ...


By Miriam Kinunda

Avocado Caesar Salad

Avocado Caesar Salad

Avocado makes a brilliant swap for the egg and oil in this creamy Ceasar dressing. The lemon keeps the avocado from browning and the swap tastes fantastic, ...


By Elyse Cromer

Almond Avocado Pudding

Almond Avocado Pudding

This lovely pale green pudding is what I’d call real comfort food, and it's good for you. In this recipe, avocado is a substitute for cream. 


By Elyse Cromer

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

Paleo Avocado Tuna Salad

This recipe combines all the goodness of homemade tuna salad with the health benefits of avocado, as a substitute for mayonnaise. 


By Elyse Cromer

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

For folks who like a refreshing, healthier style dip to balance out the typical indulgences of Super Bowl Sunday, this salsa dip is for you! Cooked shrimp ...


By Taste of Home

Avocado

What is Avocado?

The avocado, also known as the avocado pear or alligator pear, is a starchy high-fat fruit. Like the tomato, it is not sweet and is sometimes considered a vegetable. The avocado is very popular in vegetarian cuisine, making a good substitute for meats and cheeses in sandwiches because of the high fat content. The fruit is not sweet, but starchy, flavorful, and of smooth, more or less creamy, texture. Avocados have a large smooth pit and a leathery skin, both of which are easy to remove. The ...