The Most Versatile Fruit: Creative Avocado-Based Recipes

Ah, avocados. The fruit of choice for everyone from instagram hipsters to health food aficionados, their simple elegance and savoury taste grace the plates of tens of thousands of Americans every day. Whether they’re made into a tasty guacamole or eaten raw as an integral part of a balanced breakfast, they’re one of the most delicious fruits you’re likely to find in the produce aisle of your local supermarket or in your garden.

While they may be common, the ways in which they are most often eaten are boring to say the least. Avocados are one of the most versatile of all fruits, and they can be used in a surprisingly wide variety of recipes. From avocado spring rolls to creamy guacamole, there are just so many things you can do with the humble avocado.

In today’s article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of the most unique and unconventional ways in which you can use the avocado, relentlessly pursuing an answer to the question: “how many ways can you use an avocado?” If you’re looking for the answer too, then you’ve come to the right place!

A world of nutritious wonder

So, you’ve made your way here looking to find new ways to prepare an avocado. We don’t blame you! The avocado is a tremendous fruit; delicious, packed with nutrients and quite pleasant to look at to boot, it’s a gateway to a fascinating world of nutritious wonder. Let’s look at some of these recipes now!

Avocado toast

Since the beginning of time, avocados and toast have been a match made in heaven. The delicious crunch of a perfectly toasted slice of bread paired with the creamy, rich goodness of a freshly picked avocado is virtually unmatched. Nonetheless, there’s got to be some way to elevate this simple recipe to something truly exceptional… right?

The answer to that question is a resounding yes! There are dozens of different combinations of toast, avocados and other ingredients, but today we’re going to be sharing a somewhat basic but nonetheless delicious recipe: garden fresh avocado toast with fried eggs and sliced, salted cherry tomatoes.

To start off with, you’re going to want to lightly toast some whole wheat bread and butter it generously. Then, peel, pitt and thinly slice the avocado, arranging it on the buttered toast in whatever way suits you. Once you’ve done this, fry up an egg over easy and place it over top of the toast and avocado. Sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper over top, and all that’s left to do is enjoy a healthy, nutritious meal that you don’t have to feel bad about!

Avocado tacos

Tacos are delicious. Whether you prefer beef tacos, chicken tacos or tofu tacos, there are few social situations that won’t benefit from the arrival of some of these soft or crunchy delights. Unfortunately, one of the downsides of most traditional taco recipes is their excessive calorie load, due in large part to large amounts of fat in the meats typically used as the main ingredient.

If you’ve got a hankering for tacos but want to skip the unhealthy ingredients, boy do we have the thing for you: avocado tacos! These healthy, low-fat versions of the beloved classic are just as good as the original, with far fewer calories and unhealthy contents. What’s more, they’re extremely easy to make!

In order to make these, you’ll need to start off with some peeled and sliced avocados. Prepare a bowl of flour, a dish containing a beaten egg and finally a bowl with breadcrumbs. After dipping the avocado slices in the flour, egg and then breadcrumbs in turn, bake on a baking sheet at 350 degrees for 20 minutes (remember to flip the avocados halfway through). Once this step is completed, prepare the tacos as you please; they’ll be delicious, we guarantee it!

Guacamole

This is another popular dish containing avocados, but trust us: there’s no end to the number of different ways you can prepare guac! Guacamole goes with just about anything, and can be eaten by itself, with tortilla chips, bread or even used as a topping for other dishes. All you have to do is get creative with your presentation!

The simplest guacamole recipe can be prepared in a matter of minutes, and the only thing you’ll need is a fork (or a blender, if you’ve got it). To prepare this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients: a half cup of onion (peeled and chopped), three teaspoons of lime juice, your choice of seasonings and three peeled, pitted and mashed avocados.

Preparing this concoction is easier than you might be able to imagine. Simply mash or blend the avocados, lime juice and seasonings together, adding the onions last. Once you’re done with this step, put the entire mixture in the fridge for a half an hour or so and let it chill. Serve it up with some bread, tortilla chips or crackers for a delicious snack or a healthy breakfast!

Avocado smoothies

While most avocado-based recipes are purely savory, the avocado can also be quite tasty when used in sweet dishes. With some careful preparation, you can use the humble avocado to make delicious and refreshing desserts and beverages. This being the case, allow us to give you the recipe for the avocado smoothie!

This recipe is really delicious, thanks in large part to the unique texture of the avocado. With its silky smooth texture and delicious flavor, this smoothie goes down easy and tastes simply spectacular! The ingredients are inexpensive and prep is absurdly simple. The only way to mess it up is if you forget to peel the lemons!

For this one, you’ll need an avocado, some fresh lemon juice, two frozen bananas, some pineapple cubes and some coconut milk. After combining all these ingredients in a blender, simply turn it on and wait for the mixture to take on a creamy, smooth texture. For some added flair, serve in Ball jars with a sprig of mint!

Conclusion

Considering its long list of health benefits, its delicious taste and sumptuous texture, there’s little doubt that avocados are one of the most versatile foods in existence, and deserves a spot on your breakfast, lunch or dinner table. With any luck, these recipes will help you incorporate more avocado-ey goodness into your diet, and gain a healthier diet overall.

Whether you’re looking to plan your next brunch with friends or just want a quick and healthy breakfast to get your day started, avocados are the way to go. From avocado tacos to avocado toast to guacamole and avocado salads, there’s virtually no limit to the possibilities at your disposal when you start using avocados in your cooking!

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