10 Surprising Things to Do with Avocado
You may know them best as guacamole's starting point, but prepare to be surprised by avocado's versatility.
#1: Add to a Sandwich
One bite of this ooey-gooey grilled cheese will make up for every subpar sandwich you've ever endured. A melty layer of Monterey Jack is eclipsed only by a creamy avocado spread between the slices.
#2: Make a Frozen Treat
Stop fighting that ice cream craving. Simply ditch the carton and try our amazingly refreshing sorbet instead. It's slightly sweet, full of bright lemon flavor, and oh, so creamy (thanks, avocado!).
#3: Dress a Salad
Say hello to your new favorite salad picker-upper. Our buttermilk-avocado dressing is smooth, buttery, and the perfect addition to any scrumptious assortment of fresh greens.
#4: Serve as a Soup
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds. Bottled hot sauce and Mexican-style sour cream spice up this creamy summer soup, while rich avocados cool things off.
#5: Fill Deviled Eggs
Classic deviled eggs are always a favorite. But to make out-of-this-world, truly impressive deviled eggs, turn to our Mexican-style recipe. Jalapeno chile peppers, avocado, and cilantro transform the already-delicious party appetizer.
#6: Top a Pizza
Spice up Mexican night with our delivery-worthy pizza that puts the "fun" in queso fundido. Slices of ripe avocado temper the heat of the chorizo-studded queso sauce in this dinner recipe.
#7: Blend into a Smoothie
Add this green smoothie to your arsenal of fun ways to use avocados. Orange juice and honey sweeten the drink; Greek yogurt and the avocados keep things creamy.
#8: Make into a Dipping Sauce
Forget regular condiments -- sugary ketchup and barbecue sauce have nothing on this avocado-based dipping sauce. Made with cool sour cream, avocado, cucumber, and hot jalapenos, it adds pizzazz to any steak dinner.
#9: Mix into Your Oatmeal
Forget plain-Jane oatmeal and try this heartier version for breakfast instead. Just top the hot cereal with a fried egg, avocado chunks, and Gruyere cheese for an easy breakfast hole in one.
#10: Make Creamy Pudding
Our rich and creamy chocolate pudding does a bang-up job of proving even dessert can be better with avocado. The best part: Because avocado is full of good-for-you fats, it's a treat you can indulge in guilt-free.
BONUS: Decorate Your Dog
Avocado on a hot dog ... who knew? This showy way to top your ballgame favorite features the best that summertime has to offer: tomatoes, corn, onions, and, of course, avocado.
Chop It Up!
To get this buttery fruit (yes, fruit!) recipe-ready, first rinse under cool tap water. Make a lengthwise cut around the seed, cutting through both the fruit and skin. Gently twist the two halves in opposite directions to separate; remove the seed. Cut into quarters, peel off the skin, and grab your chef's hat -- it's time to get cooking!