Our Best Avocado Recipes

Go beyond guacamole and avocado toast when you use creamy, good-for-you avocado in one of these unexpected (and oh-so-delicious) recipes.

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Avocado, 32 Ways

We all love a fresh batch of guac, but that's not the only thing avocados are good for. This creamy green fruit is delicious in unexpected ways, like cupcake frosting, tempura-fried bites, ice cream and more

Avocado Ranch Dressing

This recipe has the flavor of traditional ranch dressing but is extra smooth and creamy, thanks to the avocado. Making dressing at home is a great alternative to store-bought, because you know exactly what's in it. Dip crunchy veggies into the dressing for an easy afternoon snack. 

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The New Avocado Toast

In this reverse-engineered avocado toast, the avocado is coated with crispy garlic breadcrumbs before being topped with a perfect fried egg.

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Ultra-Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Folks all over the world eat avocados for dessert, in custards and in shakes like this one. The riper the avocado, the sweeter the shake, so you'll want to adjust the sweetness to taste. If you have matcha (green tea powder) on hand, add some for a boost of antioxidants, nutrients and fiber.

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Avocado Bread

This easy and delicious quick bread uses avocado instead of butter or oil, giving it a subtle but distinct flavor and a dose of healthy fat. Try it for breakfast or as a snack.

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Avocado Pudding

Attention Whole30 and keto followers: This dessert is for you. Smooth, creamy and satisfying, the combo of avocado and chocolate is so good together, and it comes together as fast as instant pudding!

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Avocado Toasts

There are two secrets to these simple avocado toasts: rubbing the bread with garlic for just a hint of flavor and adding a pop of crunchy sea salt on top.

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Frozen Avocado Margarita

Wash down tacos with this quick frozen margarita that's blended with avocado and agave.

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Avocado Salad

Keep it simple with Trisha's easy salad. All you need is two avocados, parsley, cucumber and a small red onion, along with a homemade dressing.

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Avocado Labne Toast

Meet your newest go-to appetizer. A vibrant blend of avocado, Fresno chile and lime juice livens up these flavorful toasts, which are then topped with roasted cauliflower and drizzled with labne (a lush Middle Eastern yogurt).

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No-Bake Avocado Cheesecake

This easy no-bake dessert relies on the smooth, creamy texture of avocado to form a stiff, custardy base — no gelatin required. Lime zest and juice add extra tang.

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Fried Avocado Bites

Creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these tempura-fried avocado bites are the perfect appetizer for your next get-together.

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Avocado Ice Cream

This ice cream is packed with bright avocado flavor. It's also incredibly easy to make — no churning required. Top it with some flaky sea salt for a sweet and salty bite.

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Pickled Avocados

Impatient? Here's a new way to prepare avocados that aren't quite perfectly ripe yet. The quick pickle brine can be infused with any aromatics you like. Here, we used Mexican flavors, so try these in your tacos or quesadillas.

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Creamy Avocado Dip

Think of this dip as the creamy, tangy cousin to guacamole. The Parmesan may seem out of place, but it's a stand-in for hard-to-find Mexican cheese and is the secret ingredient. Serve it with tortilla chips or veggies, or on the side with grilled chicken or steak.

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Avocado Deviled Eggs

Katie swaps in an avocado to lighten up her deviled egg filling while also giving it a smooth and creamy texture.

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Avocado Crème Brûlée

A sweet avocado custard is waiting under a crackly caramelized layer. No-bake and with only four ingredients, this green dessert will surprise and satisfy any crème brûlée lover.

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Grilled Avocados with Ginger Miso

Grilled avocado halves served with our punchy marinade are surprisingly meaty — and wonderfully tender and rich. They make a great vegetarian main dish or a change-of-pace stand-in for guacamole.

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Avocado Goddess Dressing

Brighten up this creamy dressing with chopped herbs and lemon juice.

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Avocado BLT Toasts

You may never want to eat a plain BLT again! Avocados and fried eggs are the perfect complements to this open-faced spin on a classic. Enjoy one for any meal of the day.

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Avocado Truffles

Impress your guests with a healthier take on a classic truffle. The chocolate and mashed avocado filling is so smooth and creamy that no one will know they're actually getting a mouthful of green!

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Inside-Out Stuffed Avocados

The secret to this tantalizing appetizer? A flavorful salsa stuffed inside the avocado and a mouth-watering margarita crema made from sour cream, agave, lime juice and hot sauce.

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Avocado Veggie Rolls

Part-appetizer, part-snack, these swirly avocado rolls taste just as good as they look. Crunchy black rice is combined with a luscious mixture of peanut butter, hoisin sauce and Sriracha to make a yummy filling.

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Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

Vanilla, orange and avocado team up for perfect flavor in this simple cupcake recipe. For a party dessert, just add festive sprinkles or sanding sugar on top.

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Avocado Toast

A little avocado goes a long way! This top-rated pick from calls for just a quarter of an avocado spread on a slice of sprouted bread and topped a hard-boiled egg.

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Avocado Pie

Don’t be thrown off by the green hue of Food Network Magazine’s Avocado Pie. Instead of the usual suspects, this dessert piles an avocado-cream cheese filling atop a buttery graham cracker crust.

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Avocado Egg-in-a-Hole

The next time you’re craving egg-in-a-hole, ditch the bread and opt for an avocado instead. This protein-packed breakfast is a great way to start your morning — and keep your stomach full until lunch.

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Avocado-Feta Dip

The salty feta in this recipe livens up the avocado while jalapeño adds a tangy kick, making this the most exciting dip veggie sticks or pita chips have met in a while.

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Sweet Potato Avocado Toast

Marc puts a simple twist on classic avocado toast — he uses sweet potato slices as the base of the dish rather than bread!

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Salmon Poke-Stuffed Avocados

Imagine your favorite sushi roll… but stuffed inside an avocado. Line the outer half of an avocado with toasty black sesame seeds and fill the inside with chili-garlic infused salmon poke. For an extra spicy salmon roll feel, top with sliced radishes and scallions.

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Avocado Lime Crema

No taco bar is complete without Ree's avocado lime crema. We also love it as a refreshing dip for veggies.

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4-Ingredient White Chocolate Avocado Truffles

These chewy cocoa-dusted truffles are hiding green centers, thanks to a secret ingredient: avocado. But don’t worry, you won’t taste the avocado--just the buttery richness it imparts. Bite into one of these treats and you’ll notice it has a luscious, mouthwatering quality. That’s because the cocoa powder’s dark chocolate flavor harmonizes with the sweet, melt-away center.

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Baked Avocado Chips

Yep, these chips are technically keto. But you should make this irresistible three-ingredient snack even if you’re not sticking to a keto diet. Each chip tastes like the essence of a plate of nachos, evoking that crispy cooked cheese plus avocado flavor. Because there are so few ingredients, it’s important to use the ripest, most pristinely green avocados you can find.

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