33 Delicious avocado recipes

All hail the great green avocado! This amazing fruit is packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin B6 (to promote healthy skin) and powerful antioxidant vitamin E. As if you needed any more reasons to include avocado as part of your diet. Because it can get boring sticking to the tried-and-tested (yet yummy) combo of avocado toast with various extras, we've got 33 delicious avocado recipes for you to try. Most of these are pretty healthy, so give them a go!

Breakfast 

#1. Avocado Buckwheat Pancakes

Start your day the healthy way with these delicious pancakes - no need for oil or butter, use creamy avocado instead!

#2. Kiwi and Avocado Smoothie

Kiwis are loaded with fibre and vitamin C, and combined with the healthy fats and vitamin E in avocado, this smoothie is a superfood-charged way to start your day.

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#3. Avocado Breakfast Pizza

Pizza, for breakfast? Well, kinda. Using a naan bread as the base of this breakfast 'pizza', topped with mashed avocado, veggies and a poached (or fried) egg makes this a really hearty yet healthy way to fuel your day.

#4. Avocado and Egg Breakfast Sarnie

This low-cholesterol brekkie is easy to prepare, heart-healthy and delicious - even better, it will keep you satisfied until lunchtime!

Lunch and dinner

#5. Avocado Chicken Salad

Using mashed avocado in place of mayo makes this chicken salad oh-so-creamy yet a far healthier option. Serve on crackers, with some lettuce and cucumber or piled on wholegrain bread for a sarnie.

#6. Watermelon Avocado Salad

We love watermelon and this combo is to die for! Packed with vitamins A and C, watermelon is super-healthy and combining it with avocado, chives, mint, radish and some feta cheese makes a really summery option for lunch.

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#7. Tuna Avocado Salad

We can't get enough of this creamy tuna salad which swaps out mayo for avocado - we like to serve this in lettuce wraps! You'll never look at tuna salad in the same way again.

#8. Chickpea and Avocado Salad Sarnie

Looking for a vegan alternative to tuna or chicken salad? This smashed chickpea salad has bags of flavour and is packed with good fats.

#9. Chicken, Mango, Pepper and Avocado Sarnie

Fibre, vitamin C and bags of flavour - plus lean protein from the chicken - we think this is a winning sandwich combination, and we think you'll love it!

#10. 5-Ingredient Chicken Chilli

This chilli can be cooked on the hob or in a slow cooker whilst you're at the office. It's a sort of cross between a chilli, stew and soup - great for warming you up on those chilly winter nights.

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#11. Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas

Blending avocados into a creamy sauce to top chicken enchiladas is a great idea and this recipe has loads of Mexican-inspired flavours. Give it a go this weekend!

#12. Avocado and Shiitake Spring Rolls

These home-made spring rolls make a great lunch option and are packed with veggies - shiitake mushrooms, avocados, and pepper. You can add some cooked chicken or shrimp to make them even more exciting.

#13. Creamy Avocado Pasta

Avocado makes a delicious creamy pasta sauce and this recipe has become a favourite in the Expertrain office. It's a lighter, healthier version of alfredo sauceand we love serving this with whole-wheat pasta for a healthy dinner!

#14. Salmon with Lime Avocado Salsa

Salmon is loaded with omega-3s, great for a healthy brain, whilst the good fats from the avocado keep your heart healthy. The spicy, zingy lime salsa makes this dish delicious.

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#15. Avocado Mac n' Cheese

Consume this recipe in moderation - it might be a little healthier than your average mac n' cheese, but it's still pretty rich! We recommend using whole-wheat macaroni for added fibre.

#16. Salmon Avocado Sushi Balls

If you're anything like us, your sushi rolls don't ever come out looking perfect. Skip the fiddly part and make these amazingly tasty salmon and avocado sushi rice balls instead - all the flavours of sushi in an easy-to-make ball!

#17. Chicken Avocado Burger

This has to be one of our favourite burgers - the panko crumb really sets this recipe apart from other burgers and we love the combo of creamy avocado and lean chicken breast.

Something sweet

#18. Matcha Avocado Ice Lollies

Cool off on hot summer days with these creamy green tea and avocado ice lollies - get the kids involved making them and teach them about healthy eating, or just scoff them yourselves!

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#19. Avocado Brownies

Is there any vegetable that can't be turned into brownies? These avocado brownies have a delicious avocado frosting - cut back on sugar and use whole-wheat flour for a healthier take.

#20. Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting

Naturally sweetened with agave, these vegan chocolate cupcakes have cinnamon in them for a subtle spiced flavour, and the creamy avocado frosting is amazing.

#21. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Chocolate pudding gets a healthier twist (and a creamier texture) thanks to the addition of mashed avocado and coconut milk. Super-healthy and guilt-free, we love this pudding and it's become one of our favourite recipes.

#22. Avocado Vanilla Mini Cheesecakes

Single-serve mini cheesecakes are a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth whilst sticking to your healthy diet. The almond and coconut crust is naturally sweet and the dairy-free maple syrup, vanilla and avocado creamy topping tastes amazing - you're going to love this recipe.

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#23. Chocolate Chia Cake with Avocado Frosting

We're huge fans of Chia seeds, so combining them with chocolate and avocados gets the thumbs up in our book!

Extras

#24. Avocado Naan Bread

This dairy-free naan bread recipe uses mashed avocado instead of yoghurt - ideal for your vegan friends.

#25. Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing

Who doesn't love a delicious, creamy Caesar dressing? These types of salad dressings are usually high in calories (and fat). This healthier take uses avocado instead of mayonnaise - once you've tried it, there's no going back.

#26. Avocado and Lime Bread

Swap your banana bread for this yummy avocado and lime bread, which uses whole-wheat flour for a healthier baked treat.

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#27. Avocado Rice

Served as a side dish with chilli (try the recipe above) or as a base for your burrito bowls (mmm!) this creamy avocado rice uses brown rice for added fibre, which means you'll stay fuller for longer.

#28. Avocado Egg Rolls

These guacamole egg rolls are fried, so they're perhaps not the healthiest recipe on our list. But enjoyed as a treat, they're pretty damn delicious.

Beverages

#29. Avocado Smoothie

Curb your sugar cravings with this sweet avocado smoothie which is made with sweetened condensed milk - you could use unsweetened if you prefer.We would also swap out the sugar for some honey.

#30. Pineapple Avocado Smoothie

A generous serving of spinach adds vitamin C and iron to this healthy smoothie, but thanks to the pineapple and honey, you won't notice the taste. 

#31. Chocolate Avocado and Banana Milkshake

This milkshake is delicious served as a dessert - the combo of banana and avocado makes it seriously creamy. Almond butter and chia seeds add a nutritional punch of vitamin E, fibre, iron and magnesium. 

#32. Avocado Margarita

This sweet-yet-savoury take on a margarita includes creamy avocado along with a generous helping of booze - great for hot summer days!

#33. Lemon Avocado Juice

The green juice trend is here to stay and this detoxifying blend of lemon, greens, avocado, celery, cucumber and ginger is a great place to start!


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Author By Paula Beaton
Date On 5th Jan 2016 at 09:52
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