I’m a huge fan of avocados. The healthy fats, the creamy texture, the lightly savory flavor that somehow elevates every dish… they’re just so good! So today, I wanted to share some of my favorite healthy avocado recipes with you.
Delicious Recipes with Avocado
Avocado is one of the most versatile foods there is. The fact that it’s just as delicious in savory meals as it is in baked goods speaks to that. (I’ll be focusing on the savory side in this post, though!)
Not only that, but it’s a powerhouse of nutrients – from omega-3 fatty acids to a multitude of vitamins and minerals.
It’s no wonder the avocado is so beloved. It’s always been a delicious addition to Mexican dishes, and of course there’s the recent popularity of avocado toast, too.
It’s even a great substitution for mayonnaise in egg/tuna salads (recipes below!) and is quite tasty in dips.
Did you know you can even add avocado to smoothies? It just makes it creamy and doesn’t change the taste!
Without further ado, here are some of my favorite healthy recipes with avocado!
Creamy goat cheese and smashed avocado make a delicious combination! Spread over toasted bread and you’ve got yourself a delicious, quick, and nutritious snack.
A squeeze of lemon juice and peppery arugula add even more flavor!
This flavorful egg salad recipe swaps out the mayo for creamy avocado.
With different flavor variations (like the herbed egg salad pictured above, or curried egg salad), you’re bound to find a version you love for a quick and easy lunch.
You may have tried sweet french toast, but have you tried a savory version?
This one features fresh herbs, avocado, and fried eggs for a crave-worthy brunch that’s surprisingly easy to make.
This avocado toast combines a variety of flavors – sweet, savory, and tart (from the balsamic vinegar) – for a unique and tasty snack.
Perfect for when you can’t decide what you’re in the mood for!
I always say this recipe is like if hummus and guacamole mated. Great combo, right?
It’s essentially white bean hummus made extra creamy with the addition of avocado! A squeeze of lemon brightens up the flavor even more.
It’s delicious served with crispy crackers, crusty bread, and/or crunchy veggies.
This quinoa salad is one of my favorite quick lunches. It only takes a few minutes to throw together (using leftover quinoa) and has such a refreshing flavor.
I always top mine with diced avocado (or guacamole) if I have it on hand!
You won’t miss the mayo in this creamy tuna salad (made with avocado and dijon mustard instead!).
It’s so flavorful and can be customized with different flavor combinations, like the pictured Mediterranean tuna salad. It features artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, lemon juice and fresh parsley and is crazy delicious.
Breakfast tacos are all the rage these days, and for good reason!
With soft scrambled eggs, veggies, salsa and/or Avocado Crema, these are a great way to start the day off right.
This chilled gazpacho with avocado and cantaloupe is the perfect summer soup!
It’s quick to whip up and so refreshing, with fresh herbs like basil and mint.
This bright and flavorful quinoa salad features arugula, avocado, white beans, feta, and slivered almonds all drizzled in a zingy orange vinaigrette.
It’s easy to make, and perfect for a meal prep packed lunch!
These sheet pan nachos are perfect for when you want a delicious meal, but don’t feel like spending a bunch of time in the kitchen.
Just toss everything over tortilla chips, top with shredded cheese, and bake until melty. The avocado crema that gets drizzled on top elevates these loaded nachos even more!
Savory oatmeal might sound a little ‘out there’, but I promise it’s delicious! It’s so creamy and veggie-packed, with sautéed mushrooms, arugula, and sliced avocado. I love it with a runny fried egg on top!
I hope this list of healthy avocado recipes has you inspired to chow down on some avocado! (Not only for the health benefits, but for the tasty flavor, too. :))
What’s your favorite way to enjoy avocado? Let me know in the comments!