30+ Avocado Recipes to Enjoy

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Make the most of creamy, healthy, delicious avocados with these amazing (yet simple) avocado recipes! Whether your avocados are fresh or close to browning, this list will walk you through fresh salad ideas, easy avocado appetizers, and numerous ways to top avocado on your favorite dinners.

Tomato, onion, avocado salad on a plate next to parsley.

Why My Love For Avocados Runs Deep

“I love avocados” is an understatement, because I add them to (almost) everything! A fresh batch of guacamole is a given, but they’re great in a variety of meals from breakfast to dinner, and even dessert. Yes, they’re that versatile! It doesn’t stop there though – here’s a few key reasons why avocados are simply one of the best fruits ever.

  • They add a buttery, earthy element to meals. Cubed and sliced avocados are delicious additions to things like soups, salads, bowls, or any breakfast plate. But they’re also a great dairy-free alternative when you need something creamy and blended.
  • A shining anti-inflammatory ingredient. Given how rich they are in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, avocados have become one of my regular anti-inflammatory foods!
  • They’re a nutritional powerhouse. Even better, they’re a powerful source of nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats. A serious win all around if you want to give your diet a healthy kick.
Salmon filet on salad with avocado slices.

All The Avocado Salads You Can Imagine

Avocado’s mild flavor and creaminess makes it a refreshing addition to salads – sweet or savory. Plus, it adds a beautiful green layer and a healthy boost to an already nutritious meal. Can’t beat that combo!

  • Tomato Avocado Salad: This simple salad puts avocados at the forefront! Slices of avocado are layered with on-the-vine tomatoes, punchy onions, a drizzle of olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and freshly chopped parsley.
  • Salmon Avocado Salad: A hearty, filling salad that’s also big on nutrients and proteins? Count me in! Just give your salmon filet a quick sear in a pan, then add it to be a bed of leafy greens, chopped veggies, and of course avocado slices.
  • Mandarin Chicken Salad: A sweet, savory, and super refreshing salad that you can enjoy all season long. Or whenever mandarins are at their prime for you.
A large bowl of mandarin chicken salad.
Taco salad in a white bowl on top of a napkin, with limes and half an avocado next to the bowl.
  • Smoked Salmon, Avocado, and Arugula Salad: If you love smoked salmon as much as I do, this salad ought to be on your summer list. Plus, it’s simple yet gorgeous enough to serve for a crowd.
  • Orange, Fennel, and Avocado Salad: Although this is a simple one, each bite is pretty mind blowing. You’ll get juicy citrus notes, crisp fennel, and creamy avocado.
  • Taco Salad: Whenever there are tacos involved (even in salad form), avocados are kind of an essential!
Mango halibut ceviche on a plate next to cilantro and limes.

Tasty Avocado Dips & Small Bites

A hefty bowl of fresh guacamole will forever be an all-time favorite. But have you tried diced avocado in a ceviche or mashed in deviled eggs? Let me tell ya, you’re in for a treat with these creative small bites!

  • Mango Halibut Ceviche: Whenever you can get your hands on halibut, this sweet, citrusy, and chunky ceviche is a summer must!
  • Best Ever Guacamole: I’m not joking when I say this is the best guacamole ever. Plus, it’s super easy to make with a handful of wholesome ingredients.
  • Avocado Salsa: Think of this as a blend between a classic red salsa and guacamole! Perfectly chunky, super fresh, and perfect for scooping with tortilla chips.
Guacamole stuffed tomatoes on a plate.
Pomegranate guacamole in a bowl surrounded with tortilla chips.
Tuna stuffed avocados are a delicious low-carb, keto, Whole30 and paleo-friendly lunch or snack recipe. A simple combination of tuna salad and avocados makes for a healthy lunch recipe.

Everyday, Simple Avocado Recipes

Since avocados need to be used fresh, they’re a quick ingredient to add in these speedy avocado recipes. Slice them in half to use as a base for creamy salads, or blend them with cacao to make a luscious pudding. The options are endless!

Chocolate avocado pudding in serving bowls.
Breakfast tacos on a plate next to cilantro and avocado.

Breakfast Avocado Recipes

There’s always room for avocados at breakfast, am I right? I enjoy them simply sliced on the side with crisp fried eggs, microgreens, and blistered tomatoes. But here’s a few other ways to give your breakfast some avocado oopmh.

  • Easy Breakfast Tacos: Switch up your scrambled egg routine with these breakfast tacos! A sprinkle of diced avocados, green onion, and chopped cilantro will take it over the top.
  • Baked Eggs in Avocados: From healthy fats, to fiber, to protein, this easy breakfast is brilliant from a nutrition standpoint!
Green smoothie recipe in a glass.

Sneak In Avocado For Dinner!

Don’t forget about avocado for dinner! Because what’s better than a bite of buttery avocado with your favorite comfort foods like chilis, meaty tacos, and all the grain bowls?

White chicken chili in a bowl next a pot of it.

Sprinkle diced avocado onto bowls of chilis and stews. Between a classic beef chili, , hearty vegetarian chili, or a taco soup, diced avocados add a subtle yet delicious creamy element to these ultra comforting meals.

Barbacoa tacos on a plate with cilantro and lime wedges.

Add sliced avocados into tacos. Let’s be honest, avocados are always welcome in tacos. Especially in these shrimp tacos, carne asada tacos, and barbacoa tacos!

Beef barbacoa burrito bowl on a table with salsa.

Layer them on top of bowls! From a carnitas burrito bowl, barbacoa burrito bowl, or an ahi tuna poke bowl, you can add slices, chunks, or even dollop freshly mashed guacamole.

For more veggie inspiration, check out my best zucchini recipestasty cabbage recipes, and best vegetarian recipes!

Needless to say, avocados should be a part of your daily routine! So if you give any of these avocado recipes a try, I’d love to hear what you think in a comment below!

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30+ Avocado Recipes to Enjoy

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Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


Make the most of your avocados with these easy avocado recipes! One of my favorites is this simple tomato avocado salad – so fresh!


  • 4 vine-ripened tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced (about 1 ½ tablespoons)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Add the thinly sliced tomatoes to a large plate or serving platter.
    A plate of sliced tomatoes for an avocado salad
  • Layer the sliced onions on top.
    A plate of sliced tomatoes and onion for an avocado salad
  • Then add the sliced avocado and chopped parsley.
    A plate of tomato, onion, avocado salad
  • Finish with a drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper, before serving.
    A plate of tomato, onion, avocado salad next to forks


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 570mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1185IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado recipes
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