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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LUDIEH

7/19/2016 5:41:12 PM

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Really want to try the avocado hummus.

NANALOVE55

6/25/2016 10:57:01 AM

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cannot wait to try all of these, Yummy

LUDIEH

6/19/2016 10:55:25 AM

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Great ideas. Gives me a lot more to work with. Anxious to try the smoothie.

KALLISON117

5/12/2016 7:54:39 PM

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Looks yummy

BLUEJAYSGRL

5/12/2016 12:09:28 PM

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Wow. I just bought two of these lovely fruits the other day. They are delicious!! So this article came right in time for me to give me some ideas. Thanks! :)

APALEMOUSE

5/12/2016 10:38:40 AM

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Love, love,. Love avocados...thank you for regarding their usage!!!

MORNINGHALO

5/12/2016 10:27:57 AM

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Avocado, pineapple, mango, spinach, banana, orange juice smoothies are one of the best smoothies I've ever made. And avocado toast with sliced tomato, lime juice, salt and pepper is one of my favorite lunches.

SPARTYGURL

5/12/2016 8:01:22 AM

Can't wait to try out some of these recipes.

PRAIRIEGAL5

1/14/2016 10:36:43 AM

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REABOSCHI

11/11/2015 5:55:22 AM

Great!

BOOMERSROCK

11/10/2015 5:00:41 PM

Love the avocado/fruit idea, going to try it. Also loved the idea of pairing it up with cottage cheese and poco de gallo!

GOCYCLE

11/10/2015 10:24:58 AM

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I am hooked on this Avo-Stuffed peach that I make...yum! Love the versatility of an Avocado. Also pair it with LF Cottage cheese and Pico de Gallo for a savory breakfast :)

ELBERTA2

11/6/2015 6:52:18 PM

I was going to try the Avocado Hummus; but there are a couple items I never heard of and wouldn't know where to find them.

JLTURNER4400

11/3/2015 2:32:13 PM

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I use the avocado dip in place of mayo on sandwiches.

THM_GIGI

11/2/2015 4:51:57 PM

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I like mixing a 1/4 avocado with a hard boiled egg (mash it together), minced garlic, and pepper in a half pita with mixed greens.

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