33 Ways to Eat Avocados Every Which Way

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Let’s have a chat about the best food in the entire world: avocados. I can’t even tell you how many avocados I’ve eaten in my lifetime. Five bazillion? Close enough. My mother is a hippie from Southern California, and instead of getting candy or junk food as a kid, I’d get sliced avocado as a snack. You better believe this turned me into an avocado fiend. I average about two or three avocados a week (I’d eat one every day if I thought it was healthy for a person to consume that much creamy green deliciousness). Dare I say avocados are the perfect food? First, they’re cheap (my grocery store lists them at 10/$10 or 5/$4 like every other week). They mix into other recipes, they’re delicious in desserts and they add the perfect amount of richness to any bite.

It seems that my love of avocados is a shared love here at Autostraddle. Turns out we’ve posted a million recipes featuring avocado, have featured them in Ode to My Pantry and hoard many others from the corners of the world wide web. Here are some of our favorite avocado recipes, but you won’t see any guacamole here. Come on, that’s predictable. Branch out!

EVERY SINGLE AVO EVER YES BRING IT TO ME

EVERY SINGLE AVO EVER YES BRING IT TO ME


1. Avocado Pie


2. Chocolate Avocado Pudding


3. Daydream Poke


4. Ovo-Cados

Hansen: This is one of my favorite recipes ever. It combines the two loves of my life: runny yolks and avocados. I love Marika’s version of it from Eggs In Exciting Holes, maybe the best title for a post we’ve ever come up with here at Autostraddle. The avocado is smooth and adds a bit of needed tang to the rich, creamy yolk. Oh yum.


 

5. Chococado Cake


6. Garlicky Avocado Grilled Cheese with Tomato Pesto


7. Creamy Avocado Pasta


8. Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls


9. Avocado Banana Bread


10. Chicken Avocado Burgers


11. Cucumber Rolls with Creamy Avocado


12. Avocado Hummus


13. Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing


14. Sweet Potato and Avocado Burgers


15. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower with Avocado


16. Fudgy Dark Chocolate Avocado Cookies


17. Spicy Watermelon and Avocado Salad


18. Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad


19. Avocado Pesto


20. Green Goddess Grilled Cheese Sandwich


21. Chicken Avocado Soup


22. Chicken and Avocado Enchiladas


23. Avocado Fries

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Hansen: I had tried making these before with a baked-version recipe and they were so sub-par, I had almost given up on the idea all together. But here’s the trick: don’t bake them. These are FRIES. If you want avocado coated in panko that gets a little soggy and not crispy, go ahead and bake them, but if you want something so delicious you swear you’ll never eat anything for the rest of your life, throw caution to the wind and toss some oil in the skillet (but also please be careful, I don’t need you getting burned).


 

24. Avocado Mac and Cheese


25. Spinach, Mushroom and Avocado Quesadillas


26. Avocado, Cream Cheese and Salsa Pockets

Rachel: HAHA WAIT WHAT ARE YOU SERIOUS? I’m mad that there was anyone on earth who knew that these existed and didn’t tell me about them before now. WHAT IF YOU ALSO PUT BLACK BEANS IN THEM. WHAT THEN.


27. Bacon Wrapped Avocado Fries


28. Chilled Avocado Soup


29. BLT Stuffed Avocado


30. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa


31. Avocado and Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad Sandwich


32. Carnitas Avocado Pizza


33. Brussels Sprout Salad with Avocado and Pumpkin Seeds


 

What are your favorite avocado recipes? Share them in the comments!

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Hansen is the DIY & Food Editor of Autostraddle.com and likes to spend most days making and cooking and writing. She is an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at Colorado State University in her free time.

Hansen has written 186 articles for us.

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    I’m really excited about this list. There’s a latino market down the road from me (I really think that they have the largest and ripest avocados I’ve seen since moving to Missouri), and I may just have to buy all their avocados and eat nothing but this list for the next month.

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    *Prints this article*

    I had a deep fried avocado stuffed with chicken and cheese when I went to Austin and to this day, when asked about the city, that’s pretty much all I talk about. I could almost feel my arteries clogging up at the time but I regret nothing.

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    No. 4 is happening tomorrow. 8 the day after. 19 for next week, but 20 for later this week. 21 has to happen next week when I get a whole chicken done! I’ve eaten 25 already this week. 27 might be overkill, but I have the resources. 30 IS SOOOOOOO HAPPENING OMG! And I’ll save 33 for late summer, seeing as brussels are out of season…

    Anywho, my new found love of Avocado’s is unending, but I’ll share just a couple of my favourite ways to eat them:

    Prawn-Avocado salad. Really simple, just split an Avocado in halves, and fill the pit with prawns and seasoning. Instant gratification!

    My current favourite – and what I’ll be waking up to tomorrow – is like the BLT, but with bacon, brie and avocado. It needs nothing else.

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    I had no idea avocados were so polarizing! this has been very enlightening. i just assumed everyone loves avocados because i could eat them on, in, and around everything forever and ever amen. unfortunately, in all honesty, i am not sure how many of these recipes i will actually be able to make bc it seems every time i buy avocados, i just eat them all with a sprinkle of maldon flaked sea salt(the best salt) and a spoon.

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    MMMMMMM. My mom did not even slice it just cut it half and handed me a spoon. Sandwich favorites:
    1. peanut butter and avocado (don’t think just make)
    2. cucumber*, avocado, and bacon on toast (*you need a little fresh with that delicious fat)

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    I love love love this article. My favorite avocada dish was sort of a compbo of #1 and # 2, a chocolate avocado pie which I ate at a potluck years ago and went to great lengths to track down the person who made it to get the recipe.

    As a vegetarian I ate alot of avocados, but when I recently quit dairy I started to eat avocados daily. Since I am sometimes too busy to cook I usually add them to a spinach carrot sprout sandwich or salad but I WILL try these amazing sounding recipes.
    THANK YOU!

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