16 Delicious Avocado Recipes You’ve Gotta Try

These 16 Delicious Avocado Recipes incorporate the heart-healthy, power-packed avocado. Satisfy your craving and your nutritional needs in each delicious bite.

A side image of a glass filled with Avocado Kale Smoothie with kale, banana, avocado, almond milk and lemon juice.

In case you’ve found yourself with extra avocados on hand that you don’t want to waste, I wanted to share this post on why avocados are so amazing along with my fave avocado recipes.  Personally, if I have them and they’re ripe, I try to eat at least 1/2 an avocado every day.  Not only are they delicious, but they’re also packed with essential nutrients.  More on that below!

ARE AVOCADOS HEALTHY?

Avocados are a nutritional powerhouse. They are full of good fats. To be exact, one serving of avocado (one-third of a fruit) provides 5g of monounsaturated fat and 1g of polyunsaturated fat. Replacing bad fats (the saturated kind) with good fats is even more effective at reducing the risk of heart disease than lowering your fat intake altogether. 

Avocado aids digestion and contains vitamin K, among other vitamins, essential for bone health. Potassium, magnesium, folate, and beta-carotene are other essential nutrients found in avocados. The fruit also contains phytochemicals that provide antioxidants crucial to eye health. So, this means enjoy avocado in many ways!

HOW TO CHOOSE AN AVOCADO

I love the Hass avocado. Look for hard, green fruit and ripen them on the counter over the next few days. If you need to use the fruit in a recipe today, purchase one that is brown but still has a greenish tinge and is soft to the touch. If it’s mushy, it’s too far gone.

Overhead view of four avocado halves ready to be sliced and used in an avocado recipe.

HOW TO STORE FRESH AVOCADO

Storing your avocado will depend on the ripeness and other factors. Avocados tend to turn brown (or oxidize) when cut. Adding an acidic agent (like lemon) and putting the avocado in an airtight container can help to preserve the yummy green flesh of the fruit.

  • Fresh cut ripe avocado – sprinkle the cut fruit flesh with lemon or lime and store in an airtight container in the fridge for a day or just wrap in a very super airtight wrapping
  • Fresh cut unripe avocado – if you cut the fruit and realize it is not yet ripe, sprinkle it with lemon, place the two halves back together, and store in an airtight container in the fridge, checking periodically for ripeness
  • Ripe uncut avocado – ripe and uncut, the fruit will last 2 to 3 days in the refrigerator
  • Unripe and uncut avocado – green avocados can take 4 to 5 days to ripen at room temperature

WAYS TO USE AVOCADO

Avocados are a fiber-rich fruit that can boost your daily fruit intake while providing nutritional and health benefits. Consider these healthy uses when looking for ways to add avocado to your diet:

  • Instead of mayonnaise or sour cream, use avocado as a spread
  • Make a smoothie extra creamy with avocado
  • Look for recipes that substitute butter or eggs for avocado
  • Use avocado instead of oil when baking
  • Add as a filler in baked goods
  • Replace butter or cheese with avocado in a wrap or sandwich

Overhead view of Perfect Avocado Toast on a white plate made with whole grain bread with soft boiled egg on the top.

AVOCADO BREAKFAST RECIPES

Avocado is an excellent choice at any time of day, but I especially love it for breakfast, don’t you?

Healthy Avocado Hummus garnished with chickpeas and cayenne pepper in a serving bowl.

AVOCADO DIPS RECIPES

Avocados are low in sugar, and that’s good. They are high in flavor, though, and make a great hummus or dip! Take a look:

Overhead view of the Sesame Avocado and Cabbage Spring Roll on a cutting board, including sesame crusted avocado and rice paper.

AVOCADO APPETIZERS RECIPES

Avocados are a great superfood and make a healthy addition to any appetizer or meal!

Side view of the Chicken Cobb Mason Jar Salad, including avocado, chickpeas, tomatoes, and salad dressing.

AVOCADO SALAD RECIPES

Avocados are turning up everywhere! I love them in salads. Make your favorite for lunch.

Overhead view of Spicy Shrimp Tacos with the filling being added into homemade corn tortillas, including tomatoes and avocado cilantro lime crema.

AVOCADO TACO RECIPES

The creaminess of avocado goes so well with the spiciness of a taco!

A close-up side image of an Avocado Turkey Hummus Wrap sliced in half, made with smoked deli turkey breast, hummus, avocado, muenster cheese, cucumber slices and roma tomatoes wrapped in a whole wheat wrap.

AVOCADO WRAP RECIPES

What is the best addition ever to your favorite sandwich? Avocado, of course.

 

Overhead view of the Turkey Taco Lunch Bowl, including tomatoes, olives, black beans, avocado and lime, ready to be mixed and eaten.

AVOCADO BOWL RECIPES

To make a bowl recipe that much more delicious and nutritional, add avocado.

Side of view of the Spicy Cauliflower Quinoa Ranch Burger With Sweet Potato Bun, garnished with red onion and avocado.

MORE EASY AVOCADO RECIPES

A lot of my favorite entrees include creamy avocado slices and chunks.

Side view of a bowl filled with three scoops of avocado ice cream, topped with dark chocolate morsels.

AVOCADO DESSERT RECIPES

Avocado for dessert? You betcha!

Side view of avocado halves with the pits not yet removed, sliced and ready to use in recipes.

MORE HEALTHY RECIPES WITH AVOCADO

Can’t get enough of this heart-healthy nutrient-filled green fruit? For more ways to put avocado in your day, look here:

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

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