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20 Irresistible Avocado Recipes

Creamy, buttery, and luxurious, avocados are a natural with Mexican dishes and smoky grilled recipes. Here are 20 of our favorite avocado recipes for you to try.


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    • Queso Fundido Pizzas

      Temper the heat in this sensational Mexican-style pizza with smooth, buttery sliced avocado. Our spicy chorizo-studded queso fundido cheese sauce gives this easy pizza its bold flavor.

    • Mini Pork Tortas

      Take your pulled pork sandwiches South of the Border! These mini Mexican tortas are full of Latin flair, thanks to a creamy layer of garlic-and-lime-seasoned avocado spread inside.

    • Tomato-Avocado Grilled Cheese

      Tired of traditional grilled cheese sandwiches? Try this variation. A creamy spread of avocado is a perfect complement to tomato and Monterey Jack cheese in our take on the classic sandwich.

    • Oatmeal with Sunny-Side Up Eggs, Avocado, Cheddar, and Chives

      Ten minutes is all you need to turn a simple serving of oatmeal into a whole meal. Just top the hot cereal with a fried egg, avocado chunks, and Gruyere cheese for an easy one-dish breakfast recipe.

    • Edamame-Avocado Dip

      We can't get enough of this simple (and healthy!) edamame-avocado dip. In fact, it's one of our best-loved recipes. Simply season with lemon juice and basil pesto for a ridiculously easy avocado recipe that's ready in just 20 minutes.

    • Scrambled Egg Molletes

      Spice up your breakfast routine with molletes -- open-face sandwiches served on bolillos, a traditional Mexican bread. Chorizo scrambled eggs top this zesty breakfast sandwich, while creamy avocados and tomatoes cool things down.

    • Guacamole: It's All About the Avocados

      No matter what you mix in, delicious guacamole always starts with perfectly ripe avocados. Watch our video for the secret to making awesome guacamole.

    • Fresh Taco Salad

      Our updated take on a classic taco salad features a bowlful of fresh vegetables  tossed with a creamy low-fat, dressing. Slices of buttery avocado are balanced by a kick of jalapeno in this hearty Mexican salad.

    • Avocado, Prosciutto, and Egg Sandwiches

      Avocado for breakfast? Why not! Just a couple of slices layered between eggs, prosciutto, and sprouts adds instant creamy, buttery flavor to a simple breakfast sandwich.

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      Mango, Tomato, and Avocado Salad

      Buttery avocado is the perfect complement to the sweetness of mango and tomato in this fresh salad. We like to serve the colorful fruits and veggies atop a bed lettuce leaves.

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      Avocado Smoothie

      Update your favorite green smoothie recipe with avocado. A splash of orange juice adds a touch of brightness to our creamy avocado and banana breakfast smoothie.

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      Sweet Corn Soup with Toasted Corn Guacamole

      Corn and avocado are at it again, adding their signature cool style to our refreshing corn soup, complete with a cilantro and poblano-corn guacamole.

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      Avocado and Blood Orange Salad with Almonds and Chile Oil

      Put together a 20-minute summer salad that features blood oranges, baby arugula, and avocado tossed in a red pepper vinaigrette. Don't skip the almonds -- they add a nice texture to the dish.

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      Roasted Pumpkin Guacamole

      Guacamole isn't just for summer. Our hearty fall twist features toasty pumpkin, jalapenos, and cilantro, and comes together in just 25 minutes.

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      Lemon-Avocado Sherbet

      Add avocado to your sherbet for a new take on a frozen classic. Slightly sweet with hints of lemon flavor, this light sherbet recipe is a refreshing summer dessert.

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      Tangy Tomatillo-Avocado Salsa

      Half guacamole. Half salsa. Wholly delicious. Our chunky tomatillo and avocado salsa is primed to be your new favorite summer appetizer.

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      Chile-Lime Grilled Tiger Shrimp with Avocado Cocktail Sauce

      Lime-marinated shrimp gets a jolt of bold flavor from a zippy avocado and horseradish-laced cocktail sauce. For a fun party idea, serve grilled shrimp swimming in glasses of cocktail sauce.

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      Mahi Mahi with Black Bean & Avocado Relish

      Serve up lean Mahi Mahi with our easy make-ahead relish. Avocado, black beans, and a cilantro-garlic dressing take this mild fish from ho-hum to oh, yum!

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      Greek Quinoa and Avocado Salad

      This 30-minute twist on a traditional Mediterranean salad features protein-packed quinoa and lots of avocado. Even better, this colorful salad comes in at under 400 calories.

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      Avocado Pesto-Stuffed Tomatoes

      Fresh cherry tomatoes are filled with a flavorful mixture of avocado, cream cheese, and pesto for a delicious bite-size appetizer. Serve at your next get-together and watch how quickly they disappear!

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      Fresh Rhubarb Recipes

      Rhubarb's naturally tart flavor makes it a perfect ingredient for sweet treats. Rhubarb hits its peak season from April to June, which is when we love to use it in our favorite rhubarb pie, rhubarb cake, and strawberry-rhubarb dessert recipes. But don't limit fresh rhubarb to dessert -- it makes a fantastic accompaniment to pork, breads, and even chicken salad.
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