Food trends come and go but our love affair with avocados is most definitely forever. Not only are avocados super nutritious and full of healthy fats , but the humble #avo is also an incredibly versatile cooking ingredient. For example, did you know that avocados can be used in everything from baked goods to frozen treats? It’s true!
After a year as the Ontario Ambassador for Avocados From Mexico, I can say with confidence that I know a thing or two about how to wow with avocados. So, if you’re ready to get a little more creative with the avocados sitting in your kitchen, put down your basic Avocado Toast and take note of the 12 amazing avocado recipes that are featured below:
AVOCADO GNOCCHI WITH PESTO
If avocado and gnocchi are two of your favourite things (like they are mine) you’ll be thrilled to discover that this Avocado Gnocchi recipe is not only delicious, but it’s actually faster and easier to make than traditional gnocchi. A thing of beauty for sure, click HERE for the recipe!
VEGETARIAN AVOCADO TARTARE
No need to wait for #MeatFreeMondays to enjoy this dish, after one taste you’ll quickly realise that this vegetarian Avocado Tartare can easily be enjoyed every day. As a huge fan of traditional tartare, I was keen to find a meat-free version that could satisfy both vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. This truly is the answer, click HERE for the recipe!
AVOCADO PIZZA WITH NAAN
Making homemade mini pizzas using naan bread (or ‘naanzzas’ as we like to call them at #CasaGC) are one of my favourite things to whip up for a quick and easy snack or light meal. Naturally I started to wonder if avocados could work on pizzas too. The answer? Yes, oh yes. Click HERE for the recipe!
AVOCADO AND TUNA PALEO POKE
Poke Bowls are all the rage right now and I’m a huge fan of these vibrant and healthy bowls. I decided to take things one step further by creating a Paleo diet-friendly version made with a Coconut Cauliflower ‘Rice’ and topped with delicious avocados. Click HERE for the recipe!
VEGAN FRESH ROLLS WITH AVOCADOS + HEALTHY PEANUT SAUCE
Clean eating never tasted so good! These glorious little fresh rolls are like eating a refreshing and crunchy salad rolled up into one easy bite. The avocados here add a delicious creamy texture and some added healthy fats to keep you full. Don’t skip on making the Healthy Peanut Sauce to go with it or you’ll regret it. Click HERE for the recipe!
Vegan Caprese Salad
Ever wondered if a Vegan Caprese Salad could be good? Well, I did, and I quickly discovered that I actually prefer it to the traditional recipe. Here, slices of fresh, creamy avocado replace the mozzarella, and, trust me when I say that you won’t miss it one bit. Click HERE for the recipe!
5-Ingredient Authentic Guacamole
Beet Salad with Ginger Dressing, Pistachios and Avocado
When beets are in season they’re sweet like candy, and so wonderful to enjoy in a light and fresh salad. This simple Beet Salad is nothing but chopped beets, avocados and crushed pistachios topped with a yummy ginger dressing. This is great for a healthy dinner that will liven up any plate. Click HERE for the recipe!
AVOCADO MATCHA SMOOTHIE
Drinking a Glowing Green Smoothie is my favourite way to start the day, but I recently took my beloved green smoothie to another level when I created this yummy Avocado Matcha Smoothie that’s oh-so good and energizing after a workout. Click HERE for the recipe!
CHOCOLATE AVOCADO MOUSSE
Looking for a sweet treat that’s actually good for you? This raw and vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse is not only decadent and delicious, but it’s so healthy you could eat it for breakfast too! Trust me, you need to try this surprising but scrumptious combo asap. Click HERE for the recipe!
COCONUT AVOCADO MARGARITAS
After discovering an Avocado Margarita while I was travelling through Arizona last fall, I new I had to create my own version as soon as I returned home. These Coconut Avocado Margaritas are seriously on another level (especially with the addition of fresh basil), and, best of all? Happy hour just got healthier! Click HERE for the recipe!
VEGAN AVOCADO MATCHA POPSICLES
Rich, creamy and healthy, these vegan Avocado Matcha Popsicles are a real winner, especially on a hot day. Once again, the natural and clean ingredients found in this recipe make them a great option for breakfast or before the gym. Click HERE for the recipe!