Main Dish, Side Dish, and Dessert: Three Way to Use Avocado

These delicious dishes show just how versatile avocado can be
Main Dish, Side Dish, and Dessert: Three Way to Use Avocado

Avocado adds richness to creamy chocolate desserts.

Avocado is a surprisingly versatile berry (yes — avocados are technically berries!). Whether you mash them and spread them on toast for breakfast, add them to your baking in place of other fats like butter or oil, or purée them into a smoothie, they’re an easy way to make just about any food more delicious. And, avocados are full of vitamins and nutrients — vitamin C, vitamin E, and folate, to name a few.

If you’re looking for creative ways to eat more avocados, we’ve put together a menu that uses avocado three ways.

Tortilla Soup with South of the Border Flavors
Cool and creamy avocado is the perfect topping for this spicy soup. Dice it up right before you’re ready to serve the soup and it will retain its bright, vibrant color.
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(Credit: Fearing's Restaurant)

Avocado Sage Cornbread
A warm bowl of south-of-the-border-spiced soup is only missing one thing, in our opinion: some subtly sweet cornbread to soak up the extra broth. This version uses mashed-up avocado instead of oil so the cornbread is moist, cakelike, and better for your healthy.
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(Credit: Deanna Segrave-Daly, RD for Avocados From Mexico)

Healthy Chocolate Pudding
There’s no better way to end a meal than with a rich and creamy chocolate dessert and this pudding will satisfy even the most serious dessert craving.  No one will believe your secret ingredient is avocado!
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(Credit: Whole Foods Market)

Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.