30 Ways to Use Avocados


Try one of these delicious avocado recipes. (photo credit: BigStockPhoto.com)

Arizonans love avocados!  Maybe this is why they feature so prominently in southwestern cuisine.  Also called an alligator pear, the avocado belongs to the same botanical family as cinnamon and bay laurel.  It grows on trees and is native to Mexico and Central America.  It frequently makes an appearance in healthy recipes because of its stellar nutritional profile.   In 3.5oz of raw avocado, there are 160 calories, almost 7 grams of fiber, and a wide range of vitamins and minerals.  They are higher in fat than most fruits and veggies with almost 15 g per 3.5 oz but they majority of that fat is the monounsaturated kind that is frequently considered to be “healthy fat”.  Celebrate  avocados this month with these fantastic recipes.

  1. Avocado and Pistachio Ice Cream
  2. Avocado and Tomato Salad
  3. Avocado Appetizer
  4. Chicken Breasts with Cheese and Chilies
  5. Corn and Black Bean Salsa
  6. Golden Beet, Fennel, and Avocado Salad
  7. Rasher or Buckboard Bacon Burger
  8. T-A-B-L-E Cosmos
  9. Zesty Papa Protein Scramble
  10. Chipotle Shrimp Taco with Avocado Salsa Verde
  11. Papaya Avocado Salad
  12. Hot Chile Grilled Pork Rounds with Avocado Mango Salsa and Couscous
  13. Pan Seared Tuna with Avocado, Soy, Ginger, and Lime
  14. Sweet Potato Oven Fries with Avocado Dip
  15. Avocado and Grapefruit Salad
  16. Avocado Hummus with Crispy Pita Chips
  17. Southwestern Avocado and Black Bean Salad
  18. Steak with Avocado Sauce and Tomato Salad
  19. Seven Layer Dip
  20. Mexican Baked Fish
  21. Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls
  22. California Chicken
  23. Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad
  24. Tangy Cucumber and Avocado Salad
  25. Carne Asada Tacos
  26. Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette
  27. California Roll Salad
  28. Santa Fe Salad
  29. Grilled Salmon with Avocado Dip
  30. Shrimp Avocado Pasta Salad
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