The 29+ Best Avocado Recipes for Every Meal (Even Dessert!)
Avocado toast is popular for good reason: No other fruit is credited with spot-reducing belly fat, warding off hunger, boosting nutrient absorption, lowering cholesterol, and fighting free-radicals. They're best known for their high healthy fat content—9 percent!—and it's this richness of monounsaturated and oleic fatty acids that gives the amazing produce its viral-worthy status. There are plenty of other easy to make avocado recipes that are not only good for you, but are perfectly Instagrammable, too.
Our obsession with avocado is why we rounded up some of the best avocado recipes. With different options like avocado pudding, avocado ice cream, and a classic guacamole recipe, we promise you won't be disappointed.
Here are photo-ready avocado recipes you'll love to eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. And for more recipe ideas, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.
Avocado Crab Salad
An avocado half makes for the perfect vessel for this salad, as its rich, creamy texture boosts the sweetness of the crab. The cucumber and onion make for a nice crunch, and the chiles add a hint of heat to this healthy lunch.
Get our recipes for Avocado Crab Salad.
Why not try sipping on some avocado? Adding the healthy fat to this lime smoothie is a great way to start your morning with a filling breakfast you can take on the go in smoothie form.
Get our recipe for an Avocado-Lime Smoothie.
Prepare to whip up the easiest and tastiest guac you've ever encountered. You just need two avocados and a few spices for this one. You can serve this along with some chips or even use it as a condiment on a burger or alongside some quesadillas, too.
Get our recipe for the Best-Ever Guacamole.
Avocado Ice Cream
Now, this is one cool way to add more avocados to your diet. You will need an ice cream maker, but it's worth the investment and much better for you than digging into a pint of Ben and Jerry's.
Get our recipe for Avocado Ice Cream.
This recipe calls for one can of chickpeas, as well as half of an avocado and plenty of seasoning, so you're getting a ton of flavors in this creamy hummus that makes a healthy appetizer option for your next party. And thanks to the chickpea/avo combo, you're getting six grams of protein from each serving of this dip.
Get our recipe for Avocado Hummus.
Spicy Tuna and Avocado Fish Taco
Your taco night will never be basic again! Here, the combination of rare tuna and creamy avocado fit a boatload of healthy fat and flavors in each bite, coming together for a taco that is truly elevated in flavor.
Get our recipe for a Spicy Tuna and Avocado Fish Taco.
Blackened Fish Sandwich With Avocado and Cabbage
This version of a fish sandwich ditches the fried, processed patties with fresh, blackened tilapia fillets, and tartar sauce with creamy avocado and crunchy cabbage. This blackened fish slathered in avocado is one sandwich that packs a punch for lunch.
Get our recipe for a Blackened Fish Sandwich With Avocado and Cabbage.
Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad
According to a study published by the Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, adding a monounsaturated fat such as avocado to a salad can actually help when it comes to consuming more healthy nutrients from a meal, so you simply can't go wrong with this protein-packed salad. What sad desk salad?
Get our recipe for a Grilled Chicken and Avocado Salad.
Grilled Mexican Steak and Avocado Salad
We're just going to keep adding avocado to every salad! In this dish, we pair a leaner cut of meat with a wide variety of tasty and complex flavors for a bowl with some kick to it.
Get our recipe for a Grilled Mexican Steak and Avocado Salad.
Whole30 Avocado With Everything Bagel Seasoning
For a simple, Whole30-approved breakfast, enjoy an avocado sprinkled with a salty everything bagel seasoning mix.
Get our recipe for Avocado With Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Get your fill of healthy monounsaturated fat in your morning breakfast burrito! Between the fiber-filled tortilla and beans, lean chicken sausage, and delicious avocado and cheese, this breakfast will leave you feeling full for hours on end.
Get our recipe for a Breakfast Burrito.
Baked Crab Cakes With Mango-Avocado Salsa
The contrast of these salty crab cakes with a sweet mango-avocado salsa is the perfect appetizer to have on a summer day.
Get our recipe for Baked Crab Cakes With Mango-Avocado Salsa.
Fish Tacos With Tilapia and Avocado
Fish tacos pair perfectly with slices of avocado and fresh scoops of pico de gallo!
Get our recipe for Fish Tacos With Tilapia and Avocado.
Avocado Berry Smoothie
Avocados surprisingly make creamy smoothies! Try this avocado berry smoothie for a creamy (and naturally sweet!) afternoon snack.
Get our recipe for an Avocado Berry Smoothie.
Take advantage of that creamy, fatty avocado and make a comforting bowl of soup.
Get our recipe for Avocado Soup.
Seared Ginger-Cumin Swordfish With Blueberry-Avocado Salsa
Use the avocado to make a sweet blueberry salsa to top on a piece of seared (or grilled) swordfish!
Get our recipe for Seared Ginger-Cumin Swordfish With Blueberry-Avocado Salsa.
Green Keto Shake
The thicker the shake, the better! And avocados can help you achieve that. Make this avocado keto shake when you're craving a creamy treat but don't want all of the carbs.
Get our recipe for a Green Keto Shake.
Arugula and Grapefruit Salad With Dill Ranch Dressing
Avocados can easily make any salad super filling—like this arugula grapefruit salad!
Get our recipe for Arugula and Grapefruit Salad With Dill Ranch Dressing.
Lime Avocado Mousse
Did you know avocado can actually make a deliciously creamy mousse? This lime avocado mousse is a favorite, but you could even attempt to make a chocolate mousse with cocoa-powder and avocado!
Get our recipe for Lime Avocado Mousse.
Avocado Crispbreads with Everything Bagel Seasoning
Slices of avocado, crispbreads, and some seasoning? It's the easiest lunch ever and one of our favorites to munch on during busy work days.
Get our recipe for Avocado Crispbreads with Everything Bagel Seasoning.
Avocado Pineapple Margarita
Use up that leftover avocado and make a drink with it! This avocado pineapple margarita is certainly a favorite of ours.
Get our recipe for the Avocado Pineapple Margarita.
Bacon-Chile Burgers With Guacamole and Fresh Salsa
Use that avocado to make some fresh guacamole to top on these bacon-chile burgers!
Get our recipe for Bacon-Chile Burgers With Guacamole and Fresh Salsa.
Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Slices With Lemon-Avocado Sauce
For this recipe, make a lemon-avocado sauce to pair with these tasty smoked salmon bites.
Get our recipe for Smoked Salmon on Cucumber Slices With Lemon-Avocado Sauce.
Mexican Quinoa and Chicken Salad
Prep a few salads for the week with our Mexican Quinoa and Chicken Salad recipe, and top with some freshly diced avocado!
Get our recipe for Mexican Quinoa and Chicken Salad.
Kiwi, Cucumber, and Mango Salsa
Sick of that jar of salsa? Switch it up with this tangy salsa recipe! Made with all sorts of your favorite summer fruits, and yes, a full avocado.
Get our recipe for Kiwi, Cucumber, and Mango Salsa.
Bacon and Avocado-Infused Turkey Gobbler Sandwich
Sandwiches don't have to be so boring, you know! Adding slices of an avocado to them can really round out your meal, especially when it's paired with any meal that features salty bacon.
Get our recipe for a Bacon and Avocado-Infused Turkey Gobbler Sandwich.
Paleo Green Smoothie
Looking for a super green smoothie to start off your day? Avocados make great green smoothies, and we're in love with this particular recipe.
Get our recipe for a Paleo Green Smoothie.
Cornmeal Catfish With Corn Salsa
Between the salty and crunch catfish to the sweet corn salsa (made with avocados), this is bound to be one of your new favorite summer meals.
Get our recipe for Cornmeal Catfish With Corn Salsa.
Deviled Eggs with Avocado
That's right—avocado makes a great addition to your usual deviled eggs! Here's how we make ours.
Get our recipe for Deviled Eggs with Avocad0.
And of course, you can't go wrong with a classic avocado toast. Topped with a fried egg and sprinkled with everything seasoning, it's the breakfast of champions you've always dreamed of.
Get our recipe for Avocado Toast.