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20 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With an Avocado

20 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With an Avocado

Avocados are so versatile and delicious we just can’t get enough of them! Here are some avocado ideas for you to indulge in!

20 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do With an Avocado

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Avocado has been a staple in my diet for quite some time now. I put it in my smoothies and my salads and use it at just about every meal opportunity that will allow. Forget guacamole or on tacos — I’m talking full-on meals consisting of just avocado, or as I like to think of it, nature’s butter. Avocado is considered a superfood in the health community and it’s not surprising considering all the vital nutrients it contains like magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous, and vitamins A, B1, B2 and B3. Interestingly enough, avocados even contain more potassium that bananas! [related]

It really is a miracle food. Avocados contain oleic acid — an extremely beneficial chemical for fighting inflammation, which has been linked to many serious illnesses like heart disease and cancer. Though the monosaturated oleic acid is considered a “heart healthy” fatty acid, it is also very high in fat. So yes, avocado is an incredible healthy food, but you don’t want to be eating two to three of these a day — that might be overdoing it a bit.

The Haas avocado is the most popular avocado sold in the United States, although there are hundreds of different types of avocados. Most originate from West India, Guatamala, or Mexico; however, over the years, as the demand increased, many hybrids have been cultivated in the U.S. I prefer the Haas avocado above others, as it has a strong rich flavor and contains 18 to 22 percent oil, while also delivering maximum nutritional value.

Another huge advantage of avocados is their massive amount of protein. These things just keep getting better and better. The protein will help keep your energy levels up through-out the day so lunchtime is a great time to eat them. Get creative and don’t be afraid to adjust these 2o recipes you didn't know you could do with your favorite fruit!

Avocado and Apple Chicken Salad

Avocado Egg Salad

Creamy Avocado Tomato Soup

Avocado and Mint Dressing

If you’re anything like me, you make the same dressing every time you make a salad. Never fear, though — your prayers have been answered, and I am bringing you the answer to your never-ending weeks of boring salad.

Vegan Avocado Ceviche

Many people seem to think ceviche is difficult to make, but actually it’s relatively easy. You don’t even need to fillet your fish, the butcher can do that for you. This is a great, energy-filled meal.

Jalapeno and Avocado Margarita

Avocado Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs have been longing for a makeover for quite some time now. These little gems will have you popping them like candy! It’s a nice appetizer before dinner and an opportunity to give your guests something a little different.

Broiled Avocado and Eggs

This is a little bit of a strange one to get your head around, but once you’ve tried the delightfulness of this dish you won’t look back. The bacon just gives it that extra oomph, and it’s a great option if you’re looking to cut the carbs.

Ayesha Curry’s Mango Crab Avocado Salad

Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries

Avocado Ice-Pops

These are a fantastic option for kids. They are healthy, delicious, and easy to make! I like to add a little bit of cinnamon to mine for some warmth, but feel free to experiment with different spices or flavors.

Avocado Cheesecake

If you’ve been dreaming of a healthy way to eat cheesecake without the guilt, we’ve got you covered. This recipe is surprisingly light and the avocado adds a wonderful texture.

Grilled Avocado Pizza

I mean, these are essentially two of the most delicious things on Earth combined. How could it not be good? Making pizza is a really fun activity to do with your kids, and if you can get them to add some healthy avocado on top of theirs, all the better!

Tropical Avocado Smoothie

Many people drink a smoothie every morning before work, so there’s been a lot of experimentation with different ingredients. Smoothie fans say that adding avocado or vegetables like kale to a smoothie can significantly curb appetite for the next couple of hours. This recipe is one of the best ways to do that!

Chocolate Habanero Cake With Chocolate Avocado Buttercream

Avocado Ice Cream

Avocado Hair Mask

Avocado is a rich source of proteins, amino acids, and vitamins that help protect your scalp and promote strong, healthy hair growth. Now you can save some money on those expensive products and just make your own!

Grilled Avocado With Stuffed Tomato and Feta

Cucumber Avocado Face Mask

If you’ve had a long day at the office and need to give yourself some much needed “me time,” this avocado face mask will help soothe your soul as well as your skin. Just remember to be careful around the eyes, and you’ll see the hydrating effects immediately.

Avocado Hummus


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.


Avocados have a lot of calories. The recommended serving size is smaller than you’d expect: 1/3 of a medium avocado (50 grams or 1.7 ounces). One ounce has 50 calories.

Avocados are high in fat. But it's monounsaturated fat, which is a "good" fat that helps lower bad cholesterol, as long as you eat them in moderation.

Avocados offer nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. So in a 100-gram serving, you get:

  • 485 milligrams of potassium
  • 81 micrograms of folate
  • 0.257 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 10 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 2.07 milligrams of vitamin E

Avocados are low in sugar. And they contain fiber, which helps you feel full longer. In one study, people who added a fresh avocado half to their lunch were less interested in eating during the next 3 hours than those who didn’t have the fruit.