Here’s What to Make With Avocados (Besides Guacamole)

It’s a healthy fat-filled star (or a budding fruit) we love for its creamy, satisfying decadence.

Avocado toast

(Duh) Toast bread, scoop out avocado, and mash it with a fork before placing on toast. Top with just salt for purists, or go crazy with spices, seeds, and vegetables.

Brownies

Avocado replaces butter in brownies for a more heart-healthy fat, making the treat even fudgier and more decadent than the original.

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Salad dressing

You can do the Green Goddess dressing, but if you don’t have tons of fresh herbs, Executive Chef Constantine Kalandranis, of 273 Kitchen and 8 North Broadway, has an easier recipe: purée lime, avocado, avocado oil, cilantro, and tomatillo.

Smoothies

Instead of using a sugary banana to get the thick, creamy consistency you want in a smoothie, try avocado. Just make sure to add in berries or a touch of honey, unless you want to do a lean, green smoothie, like Chef Darleen Gross whips up at Organic Pharmer.

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Eggs

Make your morning meal more likely to keep you full until lunchtime by topping your eggs – however you cook them – with mashed avocado or a few slices.

Sandwiches

Slice it or whip it into a spread to replace mayonnaise or mustard.

Salads

If a salad doesn’t look hearty enough for a main meal, avocado will add some belly-filling heft to those flimsy leaves.

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Chocolate pudding

Local dietitian Lisa Ellis makes this treat with avocado, raw honey, cocoa powder, dates, coconut/almond milk, salt, and vanilla.


 

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