6 Amazing Things You Can Do With an Avocado

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avocadoOh, lovely, lovely avocados. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee in sandwiches. I love thee in salads. I love thee in guacamole. In truth, there are few ways I don't love an avocado. I have avocado conditioner for my hair. I've used avocado masks for my face. I'm just an avocado junkie. Yeah, I they are fattening, but it's the "good" fat. The good-for-your-heart unsaturated kind of fat. And avocados are in season. Join me, if you will, for this trip down awesome-things-to-do-with-an-avocado lane.

More from The Stir: 13 Creative Guacamole Recipes for People Bored With the Regular Stuff

Guacamole. Originated in Mexico (duh!), guacamole is pure genius! This recipe from Simply Recipes uses peppers and even suggests some cottage cheese, which seems kind of weird to me, but could be interesting. Pair with tortilla chips -- and a margarita!

Avocado salad. Avocado salad sounds good but avocado and shrimp salad sounds even better.

Avocado soup. There are dozens of ways to make avocado soup, but this one from The Food Network with a crab relish sounds delish.

Avocado smoothie. I've never tried an avocado smoothie before, but this one from Bon Appetit sounds like a healthy milkshake.

Avocado mashed potatoes. I love to throw interesting things into mashed potatoes (olives are a fave) so mashed potatoes with avocado sounds perfect. This recipe is low fat and low cal. Personally, I'd toss in some sauteed garlic.

Avocado stuffed red peppers. Avocados make a great stuffer and this recipe is easy and healthy.

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Kritika Kritika


on Jun 5, 2012 at 7:37 PM

If I have a random half an avocado, I use it as sandwich spread instead of mayo. Yum. 

I do this too!


lizzig lizzig

having a mexican husband avacado is a staple in our home.  on sandwhiches, in tortilla soup, on tacos, eat them as is, just to name a few.

may have to try out the pudding recipe AprilJune posted.

mamivon2 mamivon2

sounds good..

jrphelps jrphelps

Avocados are ALWAYS in our fridge!!  I put them on salads, feed them to my almost 1 yr old, & of course guac!!

Lynette Lynette

chocolate frosting!

‎1/2 cup semi soft pitted dates(presoak them), 1/4 cup agave, 1/2 cup ripe avocado (from about one medium avocado) & 1/3 cup cacao powder then blend them up in the food processor.

nonni... nonnie_jo

I don't like hot avacado, but I do like it in those summer mayo-based salads

Lynette Lynette

Something I also really like to make is a chocolate smoothie.  2TBS baking cocoa or carob powder, ice, 1 avocado, stevia to sweeten. milk(whichever kind you use..I use rice milk) then blend.  I swear I have tricked people into thinking this is icecream!

Lynette Lynette

I also like it on toast with a little garlic salt.

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