10 Rich and Creamy Avocado Recipes
If you're looking for reasons to eat more avocados, we have ten delicious answers.
There are so many great ways to enjoy avocados every day — there are avocado recipes for all sorts of dishes and desserts that go well beyond guacamole and avocado toast. In fact, avocado recipes get so interesting that we carefully curated a list of easy recipes to give you a little avocado inspiration.
Smoked Salmon Egg Stuffed Avocados
Smoked Salmon Egg Stuffed Avocados by Fresh Planet Flavor
This innovative stuffed avocado recipe is excellent for a brunch with friends. The delicate taste of fresh avocado balances out the smoky flavor of the salmon. Not only is it tasty, but it's also easy to put together even with this stunning addition of an egg. And, like many avocado recipes, it’s naturally low in carbs, yet high in satisfaction.
Guacamole by She Wears Many Hats
Of course, any great list of avocado dishes has to include a guacamole recipe. This Mexican avocado dip is easy to put together with lime juice for zing, cilantro for brightness, and some jalapeño for heat. Make more than you think you will need because this classic recipe is always the first thing to run out on any grazing table.
Mexican 7 Layer Dip
Mexican 7 Layer Dip by Bake Eat Repeat
Another great avocado recipe for a crowd is a Mexican 7 layer dip. From the bottom of the bowl to the top, this dip alternates between black beans, sour cream, grated cheese, and guacamole for a snack that's hard to stop eating. To break up the richness, red bell peppers, black olives, and salsa add crunch and punch to the dip that comes together in just a few minutes.
Salmon & Avocado Toast
Salmon & Avocado Toast by Aida Majzoub
Avocados are terrific for more formal entertaining, too. This salmon avocado toast glitters like jewels, but they’re amazingly easy to make. With toast points as the base, it starts with a layer of thinly sliced lox (salmon), followed by seasoned avocado, and then drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oil for an elegant appetizer or snack.
Baked Seafood Stuffed Avocados
Baked Seafood Stuffed Avocados by Rants From My Crazy Kitchen
Fresh avocados and seafood are always a fantastic combination and this exceptionally easy seafood snack takes it a step further. Crab and shrimp are mixed with eggs and cheddar cheese to top avocado halves before baking. It's a lively dish that can be served as a main dish for a weeknight dinner, but it’s easy enough to make that you can throw it together for a mid-week snack.
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich by Jar Of Lemons
The creamy texture of avocado replaces mayonnaise in this light avocado egg sandwich — and you won’t miss the extra calories. This egg-avocado mash up has walnuts for texture and crushed red pepper for zing. Try this updated classic for a quick and tasty lunch.
California Avocado Tomatillo Soup
California Avocado Tomatillo Soup by Naturally Ella
Suave and sophisticated, this avocado soup is a great way to use fresh avocados as well as an excellent introduction to the mild flavors of the tomatillo. It's a creamy soup, and for those with a lactose sensitivity, you'll be glad to know that it’s also dairy-free if you omit the feta garnish.
Avocado Cream Pasta Sauce
Avocado Cream Pasta Sauce by Food Republic
Just like you can sometimes use creamy avocados in place of mayonnaise, you can also use them in place of heavy cream in some recipes. Dense and silky mashed avocado gives body and color to this gorgeous avocado cream pasta sauce that’s also dairy free. Garlic adds flavor, and a squeeze of lemon juice balances the richness of the sauce.
Avocado Chocolate Mousse
Avocado Chocolate Mousse by Gluten Sugar Dairy Free Lifestyle
Dessert is probably not the first thing you think of when you look at a fresh avocado, but ripe avocados are full of unexpected possibilities! You can make this spectacularly simple avocado chocolate mousse in the blender in minutes, and it has just five ingredients. If you’re looking for a quick dessert, this is it. It’s also dairy-free, and vegan-friendly.
Key Lime Avocado Vegan Ice Cream
Key Lime Avocado Vegan Ice Cream by The Roasted Root
You don’t need to be a vegan to enjoy this luscious key lime avocado vegan ice cream. Fresh avocado lends a silky texture to this rich and creamy dessert. And while the avocado's green color matches its key lime compatriot, the creamy, neutral flavor tames the sour lime flavor for a dairy-free dessert.
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