Use Avocado Instead of Butter and 5 Other Avocado Substitutions (Slideshow)

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6 ways to substitute in avocado when baking and cooking

Avocado Tuna Salad

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 the oil, resulting a moist and cake-like bread. This may become your new favorite cornbread year-round! Serve warm and drizzle with honey, if so desired.

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Chocolate Pudding Cake

This creamy cake is made with avocado as a substitute for shortening. 

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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. 

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Pumpkin Seed Dip

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Chef Kyle Rourke at Red Star Tavern in Portland, Ore., shares his recipe for Pumpkin Seed Dip, perfect for the fall months. The even better part is that it's vegan and filled with nutrients, using avocado as a substitute for sour cream. They serve the dip with housemade sesame crackers and pickled vegetables.

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Almond Avocado Pudding

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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.

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Avocado Caesar Salad

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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, making this salad a healthy choice.

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