From creamy pesto to gooey brownies, nourishing and delicious avocado recipes that make the most of this buttery fruit

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Oh avocado, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.

This buttery green fruit is bursting with nutrients, including omega 3 fatty acids for lower cholesterol and improved heart health, potassium to fight against fatigue and hypertension and magnesium to maintain bone and muscle function.  Avocado's high levels of monounsaturated fats makes it a great source of nourishment for hair and skincare

To cut a long story short, it's a great natural health elixir.

But the humble, pear-shaped warrior of the fruit bowl is also a versatile character. With a rich and creamy flavour, it sits well with a wide range of sweet and savoury dishes and can be used as a healthy substitute for the likes of sugar or pasta sauce to add moisture and thickness to a dish.

Come take a look at some of our favourite and most creative avocado recipes, from breadcrumb-coated avocado fries to lime and avocado cheesecake. 

  • Avocado pasta pesto

    Wallow in the velvety goodness of this deeply satisfying version of pasta pesto, made from a simple combo of avocado, basil, garlic and cherry tomato.

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Damn Delicious

  • Baked Eggs Skillet with Avocado and Spicy Tomatoes

    For a wholesome and hearty breakfast idea, look no further than this picturesque skillet of fried eggs and avocado on a bed of spicy tomato chunks. 

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Kalyn's Kitchen)


  • Smashed Avocado and Tomato Basil Bruschetta

    These crusty bruschettas make gorgeous appetisers, or they work as a standalone option for a light brunch with friends. The avocado will work its magic baby tomatoes, basil leaves and a drizzling of balsamic vinegar. 

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Ambitious Kitchen)

  • Lime and avocado tart

    Moist, gooey and bursting with flavour, lime and avocado tart offers up a world of possibilities. With agave nectar in the place of sugar and a coconut and pecan base, it's vegan and gluten-free. 

    Find the recipe here.

    (Source: Eating Bird Food)

  • Chilled avocado soup

    Does this look like the most refreshing soup known to man, or what? 

    Whip together avocado and coconut milk for a thick, creamy texture that's finished with a kick of fiery Tabasco. 

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Green Kitchen Stories)

  • Breakfast tacos guacamole

    We can think of no better way of utilising the inherent dipping delight of guacamole than in these finger-lickin' good veggie breakfast tacos with roast potatoes, black beans, green onion, cheese and tomato. YUM.

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Edible Perspective)

  • Avocado fries

    Yep, that's right. Once you've tasted these avocado wedges - coated in a light layer of panko, or Japanese breadcrumbs - you'll be a lifetime convert. A simple and genius concept. 

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Dine and Dish)

  • Avocado chocolate brownies

    For the most mouthwatering brownies around, try these rich and fudge-like creations with lashings of luminous green avocado frosting.

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: How Sweet Eats)

  • Orange, avocado and feta salad

    A zesty powerhouse of a salad that's bursting with texture, from creamy avocado to crumbly feta and tangy orange segments. 

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Not Without Salt)

  • Sexy spring rolls

    Avocado forms the heart and soul of these delicate rice paper rolls, which - as the author says - are a great way of hoovering up leftover veg in your fridge. 

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: My New Roots)


  • Avocado-stuffed naan

    Combine the crispiness of freshly-baked naan flatbread with the creaminess of avocado for a morsel that's filling and moreish in equal measure.

    Find the recipe here.  

    (Source: Vegan Richa)

  • Baked eggs in avocado

    For a snack that delivers a protein punch, baked egg in avocado has everything you need. The trick is getting the egg yolk to fit neatly within the avocado half. 

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Pop Sugar)

  • Bitchin' Bowl

    Avocado joins corn, black beans and cherry tomatoes in a warming bowl of brown rice, for a quick and easy dinner fix.

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: The Faux Martha)

  • Chicken and avocado burritos

    Chicken, cheese and avocado come together in a few glorious mouthfuls, with a nod to the Tex Mex snack of kings.

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Brunch-time Baker)

  • Spicy Vegetarian tortilla soup

    From chili powder, paprika and cayenne pepper to jalapeños, this soup has a fair spicy whack to it and avocados are therefore the perfect ingredient to balance the whole thing out. 

    Find the recipe here

    (Source: Joy The Baker)

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