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Whether you’re already a huge avocado lover or not, these 10+ avocado recipes will definitely make you fall in love with avocado for good! Check them out!
Avocado is probably one of the most delicious and healthy fruits you can think of. Yes, it might seem odd to call it a fruit, but this is what it is. In fact, botanically speaking, the avocado is a large berry.
Because most of us love it so much, today I’m going to look into its origins, its wide array of health benefits and we’ll also see what savory recipes you can make for yourself other than guacamole. I know! I love guacamole too, but let’s just say it’s not the ceiling of possibilities.
I love avocados, but unfortunately, I always struggle with finding the best avocados in stores. I never seem to pick them when they’re yummy and tasty, they’re either not ripe or too ripe! I usually buy them not ripe and then wait until they’re ready to eat. If this happens to you too or you would just simply want to know more about avocados, check out the infographic at the end of this post. 🙂
Here are 10 healthy avocado recipes you’ll love! You can find here some amazing avocado recipes such as avocado hummus, wraps, dips and many more! Check them out and let me know which recipe is your favorite!
P.S. Scroll down to read about the various avocado health benefits as well as get some extra avocado recipes I love! 🙂
New Ways to Eat Avocado | 10+ Best Avocado Recipes
This avocado hummus recipe is so easy to make! Just throw some ingredients in the food processor and you’ll have a delicious avocado appetizer or snack!
This sweet potato avocado burrito looks amazing. It’s not only very healthy but delicious and filling too! You have to try it!
I love egg salad sandwiches! I never thought of adding avocado to them. It’s such a great combination, and with warm pita bread, it’s absolutely amazing!
These avocado shiitake spring rolls are healthy, diet-friendly and delicious! They’re a great recipe to make as a party appetizer.
Blue cheese goes great with everything! Along with avocado, roasted tomatoes and cheese…it’s a heavenly combo!
Want a quick and healthy party dip? Try this healthy avocado spread. Goes great with crispy tortillas!
Gazpacho is a delicious and refreshing cold soup recipe perfect for hot summer days! One of the best things about it is that it’s super easy to make – and healthy!
If you ever need a satisfying meal full of delicious flavors and lots of protein, these vegan enchiladas are perfect for you! Plus, the avocado sauce is simply finger-licking good!
Trust me when I say there’s nothing easier that this recipe for Caprese stuffed avocado! The best part? It’s ready in less than 10 minutes!
This recipe is for those busy weekdays when you need a fast but filling lunch. This avocado chickpea salad sandwich has it all: it’s fast, delicious and healthy! Plus, you can pack it for work or school, which is very convenient.
Of course, this list wouldn’t be complete without a recipe for avocado toast, right? This avo toast follows the classic recipe, but with a twist!
I think this zucchini avocado soup is simply delicious and more than perfect for a summer day! It’s creamy, tasty and super easy to make!
This recipe is super easy and versatile! The original recipe is extremely delicious, but you can also adapt it according to the ingredients you have on hand. So yummy!
These amazing quesadillas are super filling and easy to make and avocado gives them a unique creaminess that’s actually addictive! Give them a try!
Pasta salads are one of my favorite things to eat during those hot summer days. If you add avocado, everything turns into a delicacy!
Hummus, sliced avocado, and shredded cheese – sounds like the perfect ingredient list, right? These taquitos are made of those exact ingredients, wrapped in a yummy tortilla. What more can you wish for?!
Origins of Avocado
Avocado is most commonly thought to be originated in the Tehuacan Valley which is located in the state of Puebla, Mexico. But actually, recently uncovered fossil evidence suggests that avocado might have been present in Lima, Peru around 8.000 or 15.000 years ago in what is known as the Mesolithic period.
Fossil evidence also suggests that there may have been three different domestications of the avocado; Mexican, Guatemalan and West Indian landraces. Landraces are domestically grown varieties of species. The Mexican and Guatemalan landraces originated in the highlands of their respective countries, while the West Indian landrace is a lowland variety going from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, and Ecuador to Peru.
Benefits of Avocado
Avocado represents many health benefits for you, most particularly because it’s a rich source of healthy fats, among many other things. The fruit of the avocado tree is a highly nutritious fruit. Apart from adding delicious flavor and a unique texture to your meals, it provides you more than 20 different kinds of vitamins and minerals.
From a 100 gr serving of avocado, you get: 26% of vitamin K, 20% of folate, 17% of vitamin C, 14% of potassium, 14% of vitamin B5, 13% of vitamin B6 and 10% of vitamin E. It also contains magnesium, manganese, copper, iron, zinc, phosphorous, vitamin A, vitamin B11, vitamin B2 and vitamin B3 in smaller amounts.
There are about 160 calories in a 100 gr serving, 2 gr of protein and 15 gr of healthy fats. Also, 9 gr of carbs, 7 of those grams are fiber and the other 2 are net carbs, which actually makes it a low-carb food. Avocados are low in saturated fat and they don’t contain any cholesterol or sodium which is great for your heart health and it helps you avoid many heart-related incidents.
Thanks to all of their health benefits, they help keep your body healthy and energized. Plus, it poses a lot of benefits for your hair, your skin, and your nails. Avocado is a very popular ingredient among DIY skin-care and hair-care products that help you improve the way you look in a very natural way.
INFOGRAPHIC ABOUT AVOCADOS
Source: Fix.com Blog
Different Culinary Uses of Avocado
There are many different avocado recipes you can put together using this amazing fruit, both on the savory side and on the sweet side. What makes avocado so versatile is that it has a very distinctive yet mild flavor, that’s why it’s very easy to play around with it. Here are some extra avocado recipes for you to try at home so you can fall even further in love with this hearty fruit.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding
You’ll need: 2 medium-size ripe avocados, 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil, 1/3 cup of honey, 3 dates soaked in warm water for 15 minutes and chopped, 1/2 cup fair trade cocoa powder, 2 Tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 – 1 cup unsweetened original almond milk or dairy milk if that’s what you prefer.
What you’ll have to do: mix all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor until everything’s smooth. If you need to, add a little bit more milk to get that pudding consistency. Put the pudding in a bowl, cover it and let it chill in the refrigerator.
Avocado Ice Cream
You’ll need: 12 of ounces avocado meat, 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice, 1 and a 1/2 cups whole milk, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 cup heavy cream.
What you’ll have to do: puree your avocados in a blender with lemon juice, milk, and sugar. Then transfer it to a bowl and add the heavy cream; now you’ll have to whisk it and then put it in the fridge to let it chill until it reaches 40 degrees F or below, approximately 4 to 6 hours. Mix it with an ice cream maker and follow the instructions. That’s it!
If you’re not looking for something sweet, there are many salty and savory things you can do with avocado. You can make delicious guacamole; or you can add avocado to your salads, sandwiches and burgers for that extra touch. You can also stack them on toast with other fruits and maybe some dips so you can have a delicious breakfast.
Whatever you do with avocado, I assure you you’ll get nothing but benefits!