5 Quick Avocado Recipes that are NOT guacamole!

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I’ve recently learned lots of folks are using avocado in sweet desserts including puddings, popsicles & frosting. I’m not ready to go there yet, but I have rounded up some recipes that force me out of my guacamole rut to try some new recipes for the high-protein fruit.

Of course, I only do quick & easy with easy-to-find ingredients. I can get exotic ingredients in Chicago year-round, so I’ll try to suggest accessible substitutes.

Banana Avocado Dip with Plantain Chips- via Martha Stewart

Banana Avocado Dip with Plantain Chips

 

If you don’t feel like dealing with hot oil or can’t get plantains near you, substitute store-bought plantain or banana chips. A 3-minute vegan appetizer that uses up your about-to-be-overripe fruit? Winner!

 

Avocado & Tortilla Soup via avocadocentral.com

Double the recipe, freeze any leftover broth, and add fresh avocado & tortilla strips to serve a second time, anytime.

Avocado Chickpea Salad with Vegan Pesto

 

 

Avocado Chickpea Salad with Vegan Pesto by Vicky of avocadopesto.com

 

This high-protein entrée salad is satisfying & full of fresh herbs. Using a vegan pesto makes it both vegan & gluten-free, so it’s also perfect for potlucks. If you like a bit of cheese in your pesto, try this easy Arugula Basil Pesto recipe.

 

 

Avocado Bacon Orzo by Lindsay of pinchofyum.com

This is so simply delicious you might serve it as a side for dinner, and still want to take the leftovers for a lunch main course. Bacon, avocado, pasta…need I say more?

Daphne Oz’s Grilled Halibut with Avocado Relish-via The Chew

Grilled Halibut with Avocado Relish

I prefer tilapia, or whatever the catch of the day might be. The relish might be interesting with a pork or chicken cutlet for fish-phobes.

Please check out my Avocado Month recipes board on Pinterest for some super-fast kid-friendly ideas, as well as some avocado buying and storage tips.

I’d love to hear your feedback. If you tried any of these dishes,  how did you personalize the recipe to fit your needs? Has anyone used avocado in dessert recipes before? 

2 comments

  1. Clair says:

    First, I am dying to try that avocado vegan recipe!!! Chickpeas and pest – yum. Sounds super awesome, healthy, and filling. Second….who’s got avocados on sale right now?

    • Juliet says:

      We got them for $1 per avocado at Tony’s on Fullerton & Central Park.Since the Avocados from Mexico group is promoting Avocado Month, I would try any of the Hispanic fresh markets in the area.
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