favorite ways to eat avocados

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I’ve been doing some (delicious) experimenting with avocados lately.

The health benefits of avocado are wonderful ones: lots of fiber, potassium, vitamins C,K, folate and B6 so they are something that I like to make sure I’m eating on a regular basis and I find it can satisfy me in a way similar to animal protein. It is high in monounsaturated fat but – don’t fear the fat! Monounsaturated fats can help lower blood cholesterol.

Favorite Ways to Eat Avocado

  • chopped and sprinkled on salads
  • blended in smoothie (makes it extra creamy)
  • smashed, and used as a spread on sandwiches, wraps, bread, etc.
  • guacamole – probably my favorite!
I’ve kind of run out of other ideas…

How else can I add avocado to my meals? 

Comments

  1. says

    I’ll cut one in half, remove the pit, sprinkle with salt and pepper and eat it with a spoon right out of the skin!

    I really like it in salads and on sandwiches too, I’m not a fan of warm/hot avocado.

    • Emily says

      I don’t really think I like it warm/hot either. We had avocado “fries” and I was really excited for them, but wasn’t a huge fan.

  2. Laura Burk says

    You can use them to make chocolate pudding. Sounds gross but it was the best pudding I had ever made!

    • Emily says

      Kelli, you just changed my life. I just had bread + avocado + parmesan cheese (no cheddar) – broiled and then topped with a fried egg. It was ridiculously delicious. Thank you!

  3. says

    I’ve been on an avocado kick lately. Avocado-Mango grilled cheese sandwiches, guacamummus (avocado + hummus), and a fantastic pasta made with zucchini noodles. I made the sauce by combining baked avocado, greek yogurt, and lemon juice. It was delicious!

  4. says

    While you’re eating your guac or smashed avocado, you can “accidentally” smear it on your face for a lovely avocado facial! Refreshing, to say the least!

    I had an avocado smoothie for the first time yesterday. AH Mazing!

  5. says

    Sometimes I crave avocado sandwiches — wholegrain bread, toasted, mayo, lots of sliced avocado, and sprouts. Simple and delicious!

    I have also baked with pureed avocado in the past, and have seen plenty of muffin, bread, and cookie recipes that call for it. I find it a little cost-prohibitive, though :(

    And I second the sushi comment — avocado, red bell pepper, and cucumber rolls are one of my favorites!

  6. says

    I ate almost a whole avocado today with lunch on some chips with salsa. Oh and I have to tell you that I talked to Madison today and she said “I really liked that post from Emily’s blog that you tweeted about the other day about meal planning”! You are even a hit with the college students Em!

  7. says

    Chopped up with diced cherry tomatoes, covered in olive oil and sprinkled with salt and pepper. It makes a great ‘salad’ for chips. Similarly, I am a HUGE fan of tomato and avacado sandwiches.

    I know there are tons of recipes out there turning it into chocolate mouse or cake. Never tried it but it is on my never-ending to-make list : )

  8. says

    Split the Avo in half, remove the seed, add salt, pepper and fill the cavity with red wine vinegar and a fine olive oil….a variation would put shrimp in the cavity and a dollop of cocktail sauce w/a lemon wedge. 1 Avo makes two servings.

  9. says

    I adore them smashed on sandwiches! Once in a while, I’ll pit it and bake an egg in it if I’m willing to wait. Takes a while but well worth it!

  10. says

    In Brazil we learned to eat avocado sweet, although I still love it on sandwiches and quac. Eating it savory was completely foreign to most of our friends there. A common snack was sprinkling a little sugar on avocado slices. So good! I also used to get this great salad at this vegetarian buffet I went to near our apartment. Chopped avocado, sliced banana, drizzled with lime juice.

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