67 Avocado Recipes That Go Way Beyond Guacamole (2024)

Avo toast is just the start.

By Camille Lowder
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If there's something we can all agree on, it's that avocados are the BEST fruit (yep, not a vegetable!). They’re full of healthy fats, are super creamy, and make every dish that much more special. Tough then, that they’re so finicky – you buy them unripe with grand plans that then get waylaid, and suddenly you’ve got a pile of perfect avocados and nothing to do with them. Do as we do, and use them for way more than guacamole or avocado toast. Get inspiration from these 67 avocado recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you’ll never risk wasting a great one again.

Start by breaking out of your guacamole comfort zone, and dive into other great dip options, like our avocado hummus, our avocado salsa, or our spinach and artichoke dip. It can also turn humdrum salads into masterpieces, whether they’re made with leafy greens, like our Cobb salad or our chicken avocado Caprese salad, or eggs, like our keto egg salad. Avocado truly can take your favorites next level. It can also be a great way to turn your favorites low-carb by using avocado boats to replace sandwich bread. Slice your avocado in half (carefully, check out our tips), scoop a little meat out, and fill the holes with everything from buffalo chicken to crab to eggs and bacon. They’re naturally portable, so we love bringing them to work for breakfast or lunch.

If you’ve only been enjoying avocados in savory recipes, you’re missing out. It sounds crazy, but we swear they make for the most decadent of desserts too. Pair avocado with chocolate in recipes like chocolate pudding, (keto) chocolate truffles, or chocolate zucchini bread and you’ll see what we mean.

For more fruit and veggie inspiration, check out our fave strawberry, asparagus, and cabbage recipes too.

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Avocado Tomato Salad

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Don't confuse this with guac—there's way more depth of flavor, which makes it one of our favorite summer sides of all time.

Get the Avocado Tomato Salad recipe.

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Best-Ever Guacamole

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Whether you serve it as a simple dip, load it on top of your tacos, or smear it on a bun as a burger topping, we can all agree—it’s not a summer party without Mexico’s most famous dip. Keep it simple, like we did, or go wild with your mix-ins—just be sure to make extra, this'll go fast.

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California Grilled Chicken

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♫ California looove ...♫ Balsamic vinegar, garlic powder, honey, oil, and Italian seasoning come together here for a lovely marinade that goes perfectly with in-season tomatoes and creamy avocado.

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Bacon Guac Bombs

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Bacon + guacamole = our ideal combo always. Put them in bite-sized form like these in these snack bombs, and we truly can't get enough.

Get the Bacon Guac Bombs recipe.

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Avocado Salsa

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Creamy, just-ripe avocados are tossed with chopped tomatoes, jalapeño, red onion, sweet corn, and tons of chopped fresh cilantro to create this refreshing hybrid dip. Now you’ll never have to decide between salsa and guac ever again!

Get the Avocado Salsa recipe.

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Chicken-Avocado Caprese Salad

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To make this salad, we stuck with the simplicity of a Caprese, just adding grilled balsamic chicken, creamy avocado, and a little romaine for crunch. The result is a simple salad that is still refreshing and light, but also satisfying enough to be dinner all summer long.

Get the Chicken-Avocado Caprese Salad recipe.

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Air Fryer Everything Bagel Avocado Fries

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Meet the love child of two iconic breakfasts: toasted everything bagel with cream cheese and savory avocado toast. Their superpowers combine into these irresistible "fries", which rely on the magical air fryer for their crisp texture, rather than deep frying.

Get the Air Fryer Everything Bagel Avocado Fries recipe.

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Crab Stuffed Avocados

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If you think crab cakes are fancy, just wait until your guests see these crab-stuffed avocados. Fresh jumbo lump crab gets tossed with tomato, jalapeño, mango, and cilantro, then dressed with a combo of lime and sour cream before being stuffed into a halved avocado and served with plantain chips.

Get the Crab Stuffed Avocados recipe.

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Keto Chocolate Mousse

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This keto mousse gets its rich, creamy texture from avocados. If you're a little wary of using them in desserts, we promise its amazing. The mild flavor of avocado gets masked instantly by the cocoa powder and the creamy texture just works.

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Air Fryer Poached Egg Avocado Smash Toast

Ditch the pot of simmering water for your poached eggs (you'll make them in ramekins) and the toaster for your bread, and it'll be clear that the air fryer is a breakfast all-star. Put this can-do device to work on a batch of sweet potato hash to serve alongside too.

Get the Air Fryer Poached Egg Avocado Smash Toast recipe.

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Avocado Soup

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Somewhere between the cool freshness of gazpacho and the savory richness of guacamole, this soup is equally great chilled or served at room temperature. It's easily made vegan too, so everyone can enjoy.

Get the Avocado Soup recipe.

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California Roll

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Just getting into sushi? California rolls are the perfect place to start. No raw fish is required—just imitation crab, which is typical for this type of roll. All you need is a sushi mat and you're ready to roll! 😉

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Grilled Corn Salsa

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While we have plenty of recipes where sweet summer corn gets to shine, this fresh homemade salsa has to be one of our faves. Paired with creamy avocado, cherry tomatoes, sharp red onion, fresh basil, and a simple homemade dressing, this easy recipe can pair with just about anything.

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Grilled Avocados

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It's no secret that avocados are the best, but have you tried grilling them? Grilling avocados not only gives them a charred and smoky flavor, but it makes them incredibly tender and extra creamy, perfect for pairing with... well, anything!

Get the Grilled Avocados recipe.

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Keto Chocolate Truffles

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The keto version of chocolate truffles, made possible thanks to creamy avocado.

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Copycat Trader Joe's Green Goddess Salad Dressing

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A fan favorite at Trader Joe’s is their green goddess salad dressing. It’s simple and fresh with bright lemon flavor and creaminess thanks to avocado. It’s no wonder they can keep it in stock. Next time your local store runs out, make our copycat version instead.

Get the Copycat Trader Joe's Green Goddess Salad Dressing recipe.

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Avocado Chicken Salad

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We love this salad served on top of greens as much as we love it between two slices of sourdough bread. If you can't find a good ripe mango, pineapple would be delicious as well!

Get the Avocado Chicken Salad recipe.

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Avocado Chips

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Hot tip for getting these keto chips nice and thin: spray the bottom of a dry measuring cup with nonstick cooking spray and press lightly on the scoops of avocado mixture to flatten.

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Keto Avocado Pops

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These avocado popsicles are delicious even if you're not keto, but feel free to sub real sugar, maple, or agave if you don't need these to be low-carb.

Get the Keto Avocado Pops recipe.

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Baked Avocado Boats

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Avocado's creamy texture pairs perfectly with a just set egg and crispy bacon. It's a power breakfast move or healthy snack that will keep you moving!

Get the Baked Avocado Boats recipe.

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