When avocado season hits, you can never have enough healthy avocado recipes on hand to take advantage of the creamy fruit. Appetizers, entrees and more!
Healthy avocado recipes get a lot of play in my house. As much as we love a bowl of guacamole for dipping, avocados also star in everything from avocado toast to tostadas to shrimp salads.
When I walk in the door after my morning walk each day, I can barely think of anything but my soon-to-be-wolfed-down fried eggs and avocado, doused in hot sauce.
Every single morning. And I wouldn’t change it for a thousand bucks. A million, maybe. I could buy an avocado grove with a million!
In the meantime, I’m content to dream up as many healthy avocado recipes as my brain can handle. They’re one of the only ingredients I can think of that actually works in appetizers, entrees, side dishes, soups, salads and even desserts (subbing in for other fats).
Below are 20 of my favorite healthy avocado recipes. I divided the recipes into four sections. Click on the category below to skip directly to those recipes.
- Avocado Appetizers
- Avocado Breakfast Recipes
- Avocado Entrees
- Avocado Side Dish Recipes
- Avocado Dessert Recipes
How to ripen avocados:
Did you know that avocados don’t start ripening until they have been removed from the tree? That was a fun fact that I learned when I visited an avocado grove several years ago.
There are a couple of ways to speed up the ripening process. First, place the avocado on a sunny windowsill rather than in the fridge or on the counter.
The second option, which we use often, is to place the avocado in a brown paper bag with a banana or apple. Both of those fruits release a gas called ethylene that help the avocado to ripen faster.
How to peel an avocado:
I won’t go into too much detail here because I’ve written an entire post on how to prepare an avocado, which includes tips and photos for peeling and cutting the creamy fruit.
Healthy Avocado Recipes:
If you make any of these recipes, I'd love to see them on Instagram! Just use the hashtag #COOKINCANUCK and I'll be sure to find your photos.
Avocado Breakfast Recipes
Avocado Side Dishes
Avocado Dessert Recipes
This post was first published on March 24, 2017 and updated on May 9, 2020.
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I'm going to try the avocado deviled eggs for a Hollween party they look really good.