10 Recipes for Avocado Lovers

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Beyond the Guac: 10 Unlikely Ways to Use Avocado

Written by Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer

The creamy avocado is an excellent source of fiber, monounsaturated fat, folate and vitamins C, K, E and B6. This wonder fruit is a healthy and tasty addition to any diet, but there's only so much guacamole a person can eat! Here are ten unique and refreshing ways to go beyond the guac.

Avocado & Grapefruit Salad

Avocado and citrus complement one another extremely well. Tangy grapefruit pops when paired with buttery avocado in this avocado salad recipe.

232 calories, 18.5 grams of healthy fat per serving

Avocado Hummus

Try this fun spin on guacamole dip! This avocado hummus recipe is extremely versatile and delicious. Try it as a dip for crunchy veggies or pita chips, or use it in place of mayo on a sandwich.

227 calories, 8 grams of healthy fat per serving

Strawberry and Avocado Smoothie

You'll get an extra boost of healthy fats from the avocado in this strawberry smoothie recipe. The avocado is virtually tasteless; it just lends a thick, rich texture to the drink. You'll never go back to regular fruit smoothies again!

138 calories, 8.5 grams of fat per serving

Avocado Mashed Potatoes

Forget butter: These healthy mashed potatoes get their melt-in-your-mouth texture from the addition of creamy avocados!

248 calories, 10.5 grams of fat per serving

Chilled Cucumber-Avocado Soup

On those days when it's just too hot to cook, whip up this no-cook soup recipe. It will cool you off and fill you up without weighing you down!

95 calories, 7 grams of fat per serving

Crab and Avocado Tortilla Wrap

Rich avocado pairs perfectly with seafood! Enjoy this creamy crab recipe for an energizing combination of protein and fat.

311 calories, 16.5 grams of fat per serving

Creamy Salad Dressing

Your body is able to absorb more nutrients from your veggies if you pair them with a little fat. Drizzle this healthy salad dressing over your greens for a punch of vitamins and good fats!

50 calories, 3 grams of fat per serving

Avocado Pizza

Avocados on pizza? Believe it! This healthful vegan pizza recipe features a delicious combination of textures and flavors.

178 calories, 12 grams of fat per serving

Avocado Tuna Salad

Avocado takes the place of mayo in this healthy tuna salad recipe. You'll get a serving of heart-healthy fats, extra vitamins and a delicious flavor boost!

243 calories, 10 grams of fat per serving

Avocado-Feta Spread

Avocado gets a Greek twist with this tangy feta spread recipe! Slather on bread slices, then top with thick slices of tomato and cucumber for a tasty appetizer.

72 calories, 6 grams of fat per serving

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3/11/2015 4:23:53 PM

KHADEEJAH1's SparkPage
Wow! Who knew? Just kidding.


3/11/2015 3:47:19 PM

SOOKIE's SparkPage
Great as part of a deep hair conditioning treatment.


3/11/2015 3:21:34 PM

BOWENFB50's SparkPage
They all sound good!


3/11/2015 1:33:50 PM

FREGGIE's SparkPage
Thank you! Some nice ideas I'm going to try.


3/11/2015 1:26:34 PM

Awesome love avocados.


3/11/2015 9:57:19 AM

Great ideas...I have a few ripe ones to use up.


3/11/2015 9:00:25 AM

Can't wait to try some of these ideas.


3/11/2015 8:55:48 AM

LYNDOGGE's SparkPage
I'll have to try some of these.


10/1/2014 1:05:57 PM

KATHE1004's SparkPage
I just love them:)


10/1/2014 10:43:15 AM

Just don't like their taste. Any other ideas?


10/1/2014 7:14:42 AM

I make avocado chocolate pudding using cacao for the chocolate...soooo yummy!


10/1/2014 7:03:44 AM

Avacado in a bowl of vegetable soup.. creamy


3/11/2014 10:58:07 AM

CATHYLC's SparkPage
Avocado can be frozen. Slice or mash (add lemon or lime juice to prevent browning), lay out flat on a cookie sheet in the freezer for an hour or so until frozen. If you mash it break it into pieces. Put in a freezer bag or container. Really good when added to a smoothie!


11/5/2013 9:07:48 AM

Avocado with tuna sundried tomatoe pesto


8/4/2013 4:20:42 PM

Avocado Ice Cream--simple syrup plus avocado plus lime juice then freeze in ice cream maker. Also good as paletas (Ice pops).

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