Are you even human if you’ve never bought avocados in bulk only to have them ALL ripen at the same time? You look at this bowl of eight avocados that need to be used TODAY. They sat in that bowl for a week being bright green and rock hard when they suddenly woke up and realized their full, mushy potential. What gives, avocados?! Never fear, I have compiled 40 recipes that will turn your avocado world upside down. (P.S. Read all the way to the end to find out 4 ways you can freeze your avocados to use them later!)
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Must Have Avocado Tools
If you are an avocado lover or plan on trying a few avocado recipes, there are some tools you can buy that will definitely make your life easier! This
3-in-1 Avocado Slicer will make it a bit easier to open, pit, and slice your avocado. Once you open that beautiful avocado, sometimes you realize you only need to use half of it (or your kids ate three avocados yesterday and today they only want 1/4). Instead of letting the other half get brown, you can use an avocado saver like this one or just wrap it very tightly with plastic wrap to get all of the air off the surface of the fruit.
Sweet Potato Bites with Avocado and Shrimp: This appetizer from Pink Fortitude hits all the notes you want in a perfect appetizer!
Avocado & Bacon Deviled Eggs: Green eggs and ham anyone? Check out this post from Three Little Ferns for tips on the perfect hard boiled egg!
Keto Cajun Shrimp Stuffed Avocado: This appetizer from Babaganosh is perfecr for a summer party!
Mango Avocado Salsa: Arrive at the next neighborhood BBQ with the Best. Salsa. Ever. from The Rising Spoon!
Garlic Shrimp and Avocado Crostini: Bring the WOW factor to your next get together with this delicious app from Salt and Lavender!
Avocado Cilantro White Bean Dip: It’s like guacamole and hummus had a magical baby! Check out the full recipe by The Gracious Wife. What will you pair it with?
Avocado Fries: Who says avocados can’t be warm and indulgent? Try these avocado fries from Foodal and pair it with a homemade or store bought tzatziki sauce!
Homemade Guacamole: This classic guacamole recipe from Simply Happy Foodie will not disappoint! Head over to the full recipe for tips on how to store your guac.
Mexican Bruschetta: This bruschetta from Cowboys Life Blog is absolutely covered in fresh ingredients! Take this super easy app to any party!
Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls: This appetizer from Home Cooking Memories is perfect for any game day!
Avocado Baked Eggs: This breakfast from Served from Scratch couldn’t be easier! Top it with turkey bacon or prosciutto for some healthier alternatives.
Avocado Crostini with Beef and Eggs: Talk about starting your day off on the right foot! Fill your belly with the good stuff with this recipe from My Nourished Home.
Pan Fried Avocado and Eggs: This filling breakfast from The Rising Spoon is the perfect way to use up those avocados that are perfectly ripe!
Banana Avocado Mint Muffins: These muffins from Raia’s Recipes are perfect to make ahead of time for an on-the-go healthy breakfast!
Avocado, Egg, Spinach Sweet Potato Toasts: This is my kind of breakfast! Skip the bread with this highly nutritious breakfast from Iowa Girl Eats.
Blueberry Avocado Muffins: These muffins from Gimme Some Oven are packed with Greek yogurt, avocados, and fresh blueberries. Sounds like a muffin made in heaven!
Tomato Avocado Mozzarella Salad with Basil: Does this need any more explanation or are you already drooling? Head over to Where Is My Spoon for the whole recipe!
Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocado: This easy packable lunch from Urban Foodie Kitchen subs out the regular mayo for plain Greek yogurt and olive oil mayo for a healthier alternative.
Avocado Egg Salad: This mayo free version of a classic lunch from Recipes Today will pair perfectly with your favorite bread, wrap, or on a bed of lettuce for a healthy lunch!
Curried Chicken Salad Stuffed Avocados: Spice up your lunch time routine with this flavorful recipe from Peace, Love, and Low Carb!
Spicy Tuna Stuffed Avocados: If you’re not a huge fan of spice, you can totally customize this recipe from The Farm Girl Gabs with your favorite flavor of tuna!
Spicy Chicken and Avocado Pizza: This recipe from A Mom’s Impression is not only the perfect way to use up those avocados but also your leftover rotisserie chicken!
Raw Avocado Kale Salad: You may get your hands a bit messy making this salad from Fit Slow Cooker Queen, but your belly will thank you!
Shrimp Avocado Salad with Honey Lime Dressing: How beautiful is this salad from The Endless Appetite? Shrimp is such a great way to get lots of protein with almost no fat.
Avocado Lime Chicken Soup: Swirls of Flavor just gave your grandma’s chicken soup a creamy makeover!
Salmon Cakes with Avocado, Prosciutto and Crab: Spice up your dinner routine with these gluten free, egg free, and dairy free salmon cakes from Pink Fortitude!
Creamy Avocado Pesto Gnocchi with Roasted Tomatoes: Enjoy this creamy goodness guilt free! This sauce from My Nourished Home is packed not only with ripe avocados but Greek yogurt, too!
Easy Mexican Meatloaf with Chorizo & Avocado: You heard it here, folks. Bacon wrapped, avocado stuffed meatloaf from Wicked Spatula. Don’t all rush to the oven at once!
Zoodles with Avocado Pesto: With only 6 (wholesome) ingredients, this dish from Kitchen of Youth is such a great way to get all that creamy goodness you want from a pasta without all the carbs!
White Cheddar Avocado Mac and Cheese: Who doesn’t love a creamy mac and cheese?! Enjoy this one from Life as a Strawberry a little more guilt free with less milk, less cheese, and the added goodness of avocados.
Grilled Avocado Stuffed with Veggies & Quinoa: My inner quinoa queen is jumping for creamy avocado joy reading this recipe by Recipes From a Pantry!
Grilled Corn on the Cob with Creamy Avocado Dressing: You can even use this creamy dressing recipe from Happy Kitchen on a kebob of your favorite grilled veggies!
Avocado Potato Salad: This zesty, super fresh, healthy twist on a potato salad from Natalie’s Health will be a winner at any summer BBQ you go to!
Avocado Pasta Salad: This pasta salad from Served From Scratch ditches the mayo and packs it completely full of the good stuff!
Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing: This beautiful green dressing from Tasting Page can go on top of your favorite salad or over virtually any protein you cook!
Peanut Butter Avocado Brownies: Trust me, you want to make these sweet, fudgy brownies! Check out the original post from Recipes from a Pantry for more healthy substitution ideas.
Dark Chocolate Mint Avocado Pudding: Top this creamy dessert from Delightful Adventures with some coconut whipped cream and fresh mint leaves for a refreshing spin!
Easy Chocolate, Avocado, Peanut Butter Pudding: With just five ingredients and tons of flavor, this super easy pudding from Spaceships and Laser Beams is great to take to a party!
Avocado Lime Ice Cream: Try out this yummy ice cream from Life Currents for a unique summer treat!
Vegan Chocolate Mousse: I just want to find the biggest strawberry I can find to dip into this decadent mousse! Check out the full recipe at Kitchen of Youth.
How to Freeze Avocados
So you have all of these ripe avocados but maybe you can’t get to these fabulous recipes right away. Check out
this blogger’s four ways to freeze your avocados so you can use them later!
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