Avocados are one of the most commonly eaten fruits at this time. For a good reason too! They are tasty and can be paired with almost any recipe.
I bet you didn’t know there are even keto-friendly recipes that you can add avocado to! If you’re as much of an avocado lover as I am, you’ll love the below recipes. Here are 22 amazing recipes with avocado that you need to try this week.
Avocado Toast Recipes
What’s better than warm, crunchy toast with creamy avocado on top? Not much.
This is a great way to start the day, and there are many recipes that you can try out using avocado. Let’s take a look at some.
This basic recipe allows you to customize your avocado toast as you like it. Aspiring chefs, use your creative hats and add your favorite toppings.
The secret ingredient in this one is the flaky sea salt added on top. A simple ingredient, yet it adds a bit of pizzazz and texture to the soft avocado.
You can, of course, substitute this with pink Himalayan salt or even just standard salt. Whatever salt you have on hand will still create a delicious flavor.
Tip: Try adding some Everything But The Bagel seasoning for an extra bit of spice!
Here’s an easy breakfast idea. The added protein from the egg makes this dish a yummy and complete meal that you can start your day with.
The unexpected ingredient? The cottage cheese mixed in with the avocado. This makes your avocado spread thicker and adds even more protein into the dish.
- If you’re not a fan of cottage cheese, you can forego it or try adding a slice of your favorite cheese underneath the egg. Yum!
- If you’re not a fan of runny eggs, scramble your eggs instead before adding them to the avocado toast. It will still be a yummy dish.
Looking for a quick meal for on the go? This is a quick and easy dish that can be whipped up in three minutes. Perfect for days when you’re running low on time before work.
The secret ingredient in this recipe is the added olive oil. You’ll get an extra dose of healthy fats with this, and it will add to the creaminess of the avocado. You can substitute this for sesame oil if you want more of an Asian flair.
Tip: You can add a drizzle of sriracha for an extra amount of heat and some sweetness.
Looking for a new twist on avocado toast? Try this yummy recipe out, which includes poached eggs as a topping.
The unexpected ingredient is the grated potatoes that are used instead of the typical slice of bread.
These potatoes add a yummy crunch to the meal. If you’re not feeling like using white potatoes, swap them out for grated sweet potatoes instead.
Wondering what dish to make with avocado? This recipe offers a meal with some extra heat and southwest flavors. You can never go wrong with extra heat.
The surprise ingredients are cilantro and salsa. These provide a big part of the southwest flavor. Cayenne powder and red pepper flakes also make an appearance in this dish. If you want a smokier flavor, add in some ancho chili powder instead of cayenne powder.
Tip: If you don’t want the dish to be as spicy, you can use half of the amount of cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes. This will help cut the heat. Or, keep one or the other in the dish.
If you’re hunting for a healthy avocado recipe – this is the recipe for you. You’ll get protein from the eggs and extra healthy fats from the addition of olive oil. Plus, the added veggies on top give this meal some extra nutrients.
The surprise ingredient? That would be the alfalfa sprouts on top of the avocado. They add a pop of green and freshness to the dish. If you want some extra crunch, try swapping out the alfalfa sprouts for bean sprouts.
Tip: Swap out white bread for whole-grain or multi-grain bread. This helps add fiber to the meal to give it an extra health boost.
Avocado Dip Recipes
Do you have extra avocado that’s on the verge of going bad? Why not add some avocado dip recipes to your menu so you can gobble up that delicious avocado on your counter? Below you’ll find some excellent recipes to try out.
Of course, the first recipe is a guacamole recipe as that is the most popular type of avocado dip. This easy recipe can be whipped up in a few minutes and tastes delicious.
The unexpected ingredient in this guacamole is cumin. Usually, guacamole has lime juice, salt, and pepper for flavoring. Cumin adds a slight earthy sweetness to the dish.
If you’re not into cumin, try swapping it out for smoked paprika. This will still add some sweetness to the guacamole.
Make sure to remove the seeds from the jalapeño before adding them in. This will help control the spice level.
Looking for a way to boost your tacos or a dip to jazz up your veggies? This is a fantastic recipe that creates a thinner dip that is easier to scoop out than guacamole.
You’ll get the same heat and flavor that normal guacamole offers, with a more versatile consistency. You might be wondering about the magic ingredient that makes this dip thinner? That would be the water that is added in.
If you want some extra tang to the dip, swap out a tablespoon of the water for extra lime juice.
Guacamole is a great appetizer, but what if you want something a little different? Try out this avocado dip at your next get-together. Your friends will be asking where you got this easy snack idea.
This avocado dip offers the unexpected ingredient of Greek yogurt. This will aid in creaminess and also help cut the fat if you’re seeking a healthier alternative to guac.
Forgot to grab Greek yogurt at the store? Try swapping it out for some low-fat sour cream.
Tip: Add in some fresh herbs like dill or cilantro for additional flavor.
This recipe can be whipped up quickly, and the seasonings included will have you coming back for more servings. Give it a try; you won’t regret indulging in this avocado dish.
The secret ingredient in this guacamole is the sweet onion. It might not seem like a surprise, but guacamole can be created with different onions or no onion at all.
Swap out the sweet onion for red onion if you want a slight spiciness.
If you’re only making this guacamole for yourself, consider making only half of the recipe. This will help avoid having too many leftovers.
Trying to find a way to impress your sweetheart by adding a new avocado dish to the docket? Give this recipe a whirl. It’s the perfect amount for two people, so you won’t need to worry about browned guacamole in your fridge.
Fresh minced garlic adds a nice and unexpected pop of flavor to this dish. Don’t have any fresh garlic? You can still use garlic powder; it will add a good amount of flavor.
When mashing the avocado, you can mash less for chunkier guacamole. Or, mash the avocado more for a smoother consistency.
Are you craving restaurant-quality guacamole but don’t feel like changing out of your comfy clothes? Give this recipe a whirl for a tasty snack that will get rid of those cravings.
Surprisingly, this recipe includes hot sauce as an ingredient. Typically, guacamole recipes will use spicy pepper-like jalapeños. Not this one!
If you want a milder taste (and more tomatoes!), mix some pico de gallo salsa in instead of the hot sauce.
Tip: Choose your favorite hot sauce for this recipe. This allows you to customize the spice level as well as the flavor.
Keto Avocado Recipes
Staying on a keto diet can be tricky and sometimes uninspiring. Get out of your keto funk by creating the easy avocado recipe ideas below.
You’re sure to find some dishes that you’ll want to keep recreating over and over again.
Are you stuck on what to make with avocado that is still keto? How about this BLT stuffed avocado dish? It’s so tasty you’ll want to enjoy it all week long.
The surprise ingredient is maybe not such a surprise – it’s bacon. You’ll need to fry up the bacon ahead of time for this recipe. Want something that’s lower in calories? Try using turkey bacon instead of regular bacon.
Tip: If you don’t feel like cooking the bacon for this recipe, you can use precooked and crumbled bacon from the store.
This is definitely an avocado-based recipe you’ll want to include on your weekly menu. Chips are a delicious salty snack, and it can be tempting to grab a handful when you’re hungry. Instead, try these avocado chips to help you stay on track.
The unexpected ingredient? Of course, that would be the avocado. Not many people would think of making chips out of avocado. You’ll be pleasantly surprised when you try this snack idea out at home.
This recipe also includes Italian seasoning. If you’re craving a different flavor, substitute this seasoning for taco seasoning instead.
The recipe uses an oven to make these chips. However, if you have an air fryer, you can use this instead for a quicker cook time.
Chicken salad is always an excellent option for a meal – no matter the occasion. This keto version includes avocado and bacon, which creates an extra tasty dish.
Caesar dressing is the surprise ingredient in this dish. It adds a creaminess and saltiness that ties the recipe together perfectly. Swap this out for your favorite keto dressing like keto ranch to change up the flavors.
Keep the leftovers for dinner the next night. Make sure to leave the avocado out until you’re ready to eat the leftovers, so it isn’t brown.
Did you know there’s a way to make avocado keto toast? This dish allows you to enjoy avocado toast again. Wondering how?
Well, the unexpected ingredient is cheese. Instead of using bread for this recipe, you make “toast” out of hardened cheese.
Not only does this recipe include yummy cheese, but you’ll also be adding eggs on top of the avocado toast. What a great breakfast idea!
What if you don’t feel like eggs for breakfast? Try adding bacon instead of eggs on top. This will add a nice saltiness and flavor.
Make sure to microwave your cheese “toast” serving by serving, so it has time to cool and harden.
Shrimp and avocado combined together to create a delectable salad? Sign us up! Shrimp and avocado are always an excellent pairing. Add tomatoes and fresh cilantro or parsley to brighten up the salad, and you’ve got yourself a great avocado menu idea.
The real unexpected star ingredient in this dish? The feta cheese. It adds an excellent tanginess to contrast against the creaminess of the avocado. Try switch feta cheese for goat cheese for an earthier flavor.
Tip: Ensure you properly prepare the shrimp before cooking. It will be very unpleasant to pull shrimp shells out of the salad as you’re eating it.
Avocado Salad Recipes
If the last avocado salad recipe didn’t make your mouth water, the next ones sure will! Test out the recipes below this summer. You can even pack them all to take for a picnic!
This is a yummy and refreshing avocado dish that is perfect as a side dish for a barbeque. Plus, the recipe is incredibly easy to make and can be whipped up last minute with only a few ingredients.
The unexpected ingredient is actually the avocado. Most often, cucumber tomato salads include onions, spices, olive oil, and lime juice.
The avocado in this dish really balances out the acidity of the lime juice. Bonus – the acidity from the lime juice will help the avocado from getting brown in the salad.
The recipe also includes fresh cilantro. Feel free to swap this out for another fresh herb like thyme or basil.
Tip: Add in a dash of balsamic vinegar for an additional tang to the salad. Just a splash will make a difference in the flavor.
Not a fan of tomatoes? Try this avocado cucumber salad recipe that is bright, green, and fresh. Your friends and family will be demanding the recipe from you after trying this one!
The surprise ingredient in this salad is the fresh minced garlic. This will add a nice strong garlic flavor.
The green onion in this salad can be switched with a yellow onion for a slightly sweeter flavor. Give it a try!
Tip: Make sure to chill this salad for at least 30 minutes before serving as it tastes best cold.
Egg salad is a super tasty meal for warm summer days or even to bring us a work lunch. This keto-fried version will knock you off your feet with how tasty it is. If you purchased too many avocados for guacamole, this is a great recipe to use the last avocado in.
Wondering how you can make this yummy dish more like the original with bread? Grab yourself some butter lettuce as the surprise ingredient and wrap the egg salad in there.
You can also substitute romaine lettuce instead of butter lettuce. Romaine is fairly low on carbs as well.
Are you a lover of chicken salad but want a healthier alternative? Give this chicken salad with the avocado recipe a shot. You won’t regret it.
The unexpected ingredient in this dish is corn. You’ll add a lot of texture and also brighten up the salad with this. If you want a little bit of a different flavor, you can add baby corn in instead.
Tip: Don’t be afraid to experiment with fresh herbs. They all taste great in this salad.
You can never go wrong with a recipe that includes bacon. This keto avocado shrimp salad is a rich and filling dish that will leave you wanting to lick the bowl clean.
You’d never expect there to be blue cheese in the dish. However, the blue cheese brings sharpness and saltiness to the dish that rounds out the flavor. Not a big fan of blue cheese? Try switching it out for another kind of cheese that crumbles easily, like feta.
Jalapeños are a part of this recipe – if you’re not used to cooking with them, try adding in part of a jalapeño first. This will allow you to gauge the level of heat. You can always add more later.
Now that you have a full menu of avocado recipe ideas hit the store and whip some up in your kitchen. Whether you’re following a keto diet or not, the keto recipes are scrumptious and filling.
These breakfast/lunch ideas are easy, fast, and satisfying. Pick one to make for your next meal. You won’t be disappointed!
- Avocado Toast Recipe
- Avocado Toast With Egg
- The Best Avocado Toast
- Avocado Toast With Perfectly Poached Eggs
- Southwest Avocado Toast
- Avocado Toast With Fried Egg
- Favorite Guacamole Recipe
- Creamy Avocado Dip
- 2-Minute Creamy Avocado Dip
- Easy Homemade Guacamole
- Easy Guacamole for Two
- Authentic Guacamole Recipe
- BLT Stuffed Avocado
- Avocado Chips
- Keto Chicken Salad
- Keto Avocado Toast
- Shrimp Avocado Salad
- Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad
- Avocado Cucumber Salad
- Keto Avocado Egg Salad
- Avocado Chicken Salad
- Keto Avocado Shrimp Salad With Bacon
- Choose your favorite dish!
- Prepare ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready in 30 minutes or less!