10 Things to Do With Avocados

A bowl of guacamole beside a tomato and a cut ...

A bowl of guacamole beside a tomato and a cut avocado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When most people think of avocados, they think guacamole but this flavorful fruit has so much more to offer in your menu planning.  From topping a burger to making a sweet treat, delicious avocados can be added to almost anything to infuse a little local flavor or add a touch of color.  This small, compact fruit is packed with nutrition, offering Vitamin B, C, E, and K, protein and several essential minerals.  This month, pick up some of these great green fruits and use the suggestions below to fill your plate with delicious dishes full of avocados.

  1. Zesty Papa Protein Scramble – Start the day right with this tasty breakfast option that packs a powerful protein punch.  Made with eggs, cheese, bacon, avocados, green chilies, artichokes, and spinach, this dish will fuel you up for whatever comes your way.
  2. Avocado Appetizer – Delicious starter featuring flour tortillas filled with true Southwest flavors like green chilies, jack cheese, and fresh avocados.
  3. Corn and Black Bean Salsa – Spice things up with this different take on a southwest favorite, salsa.  Made with black beans, fresh corn, avocados, tomatoes, and onions, this dip will have everyone asking for the recipe.
  4. Golden Beet, Fennel, and Avocado Salad – Elevate your salad from everyday to elegant with this classy dish that is simple to make.  Filled with fabulous ingredients including fennel, golden beets, shallots, avocados, goat cheese, and broccoli sprouts, this salad is the perfect complement to most any meal.
  5. Avocado and Tomato Salad – Perfect for a quick Saturday lunch or for bringing along to a pot-luck, this salad features fabulous Arizona avocados, fresh tomatoes, and a little kick courtesy of the spicy mustard.
  6. T-A-B-L-E Cosmos – Looking for something light and unique for your next cocktail party or get together?  This may be just what you need.  Served in Cosmopolitan glasses like a cocktail, this small serving salad features the great tastes of bacon, hard-boiled eggs, sour cream, tomatoes, and avocados.
  7. Chicken Breasts with Cheese and Chilies – Pick up some fresh Arizona chicken at your local market to make this dish that features green chilies, bacon, jack cheese, and Arizona avocados.
  8. Rasher or Buckboard Bacon Burger – Everyone loves bacon and anything topped with bacon is even better when also topped with avocado.  This delicious burger is great for cookouts, poolside, or a fun family dinner.
  9. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip – Full of the health benefits of fresh fish, Greek yogurt, and avocados, this entrée is as delicious as it is good for you.
  10. Avocado and Pistachio Ice Cream – What is better on a hot September day than homemade ice cream.  Made with real heavy cream and the delicious pairing of avocados and pistachios, this is a great treat to help beat the heat.


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