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30+ Surprising and Healthy Avocado Recipes

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Are you an avocado recipe aficionado? Or perhaps you’re looking to incorporate more nutrient-rich and versatile ingredients into your diet? Look no further!

In this collection, you’ll find 30 delicious and healthy avocado recipes that will not only delight your tastebuds but also boost your overall well-being.

From refreshing salads to creamy desserts and everything in between, these recipes will inspire you to explore the flavors and textures of avocados.

A jar full of avocado mayonnaise on a black plate, in front of lemon slices and cucumber sticks.

Why Should You Make Avocado Recipes?

Before we embark on this exciting culinary journey, let’s take a moment to appreciate the wonders of avocados.

Did you know that avocados are not just a trendy superfood, but also a nutritional powerhouse?

They are packed with heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, essential vitamins and minerals, and dietary fiber.

One 200-gram avocado contains (source: USDA):

  • 240 Calories
  • 13 grams of Carbs (including 10 grams of fiber!)
  • 3 grams of Protein
  • 22 grams of Fat (including 15 grams of the good monounsaturated fatty acids, 3 grams of the good polyunsaturated fatty acids, and only 3 grams of the bad saturated fat).

It also contains the following micronutrients (source: USDA):

  • Vitamin A: 6% of Daily Value
  • Vitamin C: 33% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 6% of DV
  • Copper: 21% of DV
  • Vitamin B6: 15% of DV
  • Vitamin E: 14% of DV
  • Vitamin K: 18% of DV

Avocados are incredibly versatile and can be used in a myriad of recipes, adding a creamy texture and a delightful flavor profile.

So, whether you’re a seasoned avocado enthusiast or new to the green fruit, you’re in for a treat!

Serving Avocado

Avocado is a delicious vegetable that can be served in many ways.

While it’s delicious in slices on a simple salad with a diced tomato, fresh feta cheese, and olive oil, avocado can also be prepared in many other ways.

It’s a surprisingly good ingredient in baking recipes because it adds texture without adding unhealthy ingredients.

It’s also delicious with black beans, onions, and red bell peppers as a sweet Mexican lunch.

Avocado can also be turned into guacamole or a simple creamy avocado dip.

It’s even a perfectly delicious addition to smoothies. Blended with kale, banana, and a touch of lime juice, an avocado smoothie is an excellent way of loading in greens.

Avocado can also be used to mimic an egg benedict. Rolled into a mix of crumbs and deep fried, avocado tastes just like a fried egg!

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Avocado Breakfast Recipes

1 Spinach Avocado Green Smoothie
4.66 from 32 votes
A light dairy-free keto green smoothie to boost your greens and help you reach your 5-a-day goal while enjoying a sweet, guilt-free treat.
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Mexican Omelette
2 Spinach Avocado Green Smoothie
5 from 210 votes
This Mexican Omelette is a high-protein vegetarian breakfast packed with 30 grams of protein to keep you fuel in the morning. Plus, this high-protein loaded omelette is also gluten-free and high-fiber for a happy gut health.
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keto Matcha green tea smoothie
3 Matcha Smoothie
4.99 from 296 votes
A creamy keto Matcha smoothie recipe to refresh in the morning and start the day with good fat and delicious Matcha Green Tea flavors.
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Chocolate avocado smoothie
4 Matcha Smoothie
4.95 from 547 votes
A thick, creamy and decadent keto chocolate smoothie recipe with avocado to start the day with healthy fat and a sweet treat.
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Lunch Recipes With Avocado

Easy cobb salad keto
5 Keto Cobb Salad
4.75 from 20 votes
An easy Keto Cobb Salad recipe with crunchy romaine lettuce, crisp bacon, Roquefort blue cheese, and red wine vinaigrette.
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stuffed zucchini boats recipe
6 Keto Stuffed Zucchini with Ground Beef
4.96 from 252 votes
An easy keto stuffed zucchini recipe with ground beef, taco seasoning for a healthy low-carb taco night.
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Keto Cucumber Avocado salad
7 Cucumber Avocado Salad
5 from 243 votes
This healthy Cucumber Avocado Salad is ready in 15 minutes and that is also vegan-friendly.
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oopsie buns recipe keto
8 Dairy-Free Cloud Bread
4.93 from 112 votes
The Dairy-Free Cloud Bread is a low-carb, dairy-free oopsie bun recipe made with avocado! For easy, gluten-free burger buns. 
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chicken and avocado salad
9 Keto Chicken Salad with Avocado
4.79 from 32 votes
A delicious summer keto chicken salad with melt-in-your-mouth avocado, crunchy bacon, and moist shredded chicken.
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Keto stuffed avocados
10 Taco Stuffed Avocados
4.99 from 310 votes
A delicious keto Mexican food recipe to use ripe avocado.
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keto poke bowl with salmon
11 Keto Poke Bowl
4.93 from 28 votes
An easy, refreshing keto poke bowl recipe with marinated fish and cauliflower rice.
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Keto Caprese Salad
12 Keto Caprese Salad
5 from 221 votes
This Keto Caprese Salad is an easy side dish for a light keto dinner or with grilled meat.
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Avocado In Sauce And Dressing Recipes

13 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
4.97 from 381 votes
This 4-Ingredient Guacamole Recipe is a simple avocado dip with only four ingredients. A creamy guacamole, perfect for dipping tortilla chips. 
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Taco Dip
14 Taco Dip Recipe
5 from 141 votes
This Taco Dip Recipe is the best party appetizer to dip corn chips or raw veggies. This delicious creamy dip is also a low-carb, keto-friendly dip, perfect for sharing with friends and family.
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Avocado salad dressing recipe
15 Avocado Salad Dressing
4.97 from 284 votes
Avocado Salad Dressing is a healthy, creamy, and dairy-free salad dressing made from ripe avocados with a tangy lime cilantro flavor.
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This Avocado Mayonnaise is an healthy creamy mayonnaise made from avocado instead of eggs. It's an egg-free mayo with healthy fats from avocado and avocado oil perfect to spread on sandwiches
16 Avocado Mayo
4.97 from 61 votes
This Avocado Mayonnaise is a healthy creamy mayonnaise made from avocado instead of eggs. It's an egg-free mayo with healthy fats from avocado and avocado oil, perfect for spreading on sandwiches
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17 Vegan Spinach Avocado Dip
4.98 from 363 votes
A healthy, easy, low-calorie spinach avocado dip recipe with no dairy. No need for mayo or cream to make this delicious avocado dip with less than 100 kcal per serving. You'll love the creamy texture and super tasty mix of spinach, avocado, and garlic.
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Steak Avocado Sauce Recipe keto
18 Avocado Steak Sauce
5 from 220 votes
This Avocado Steak Sauce is an easy, creamy add-on to dip any piece of grilled steak.
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Avocado Ranch Dressing
19 Avocado Ranch Dressing
5 from 222 votes
This Avocado Ranch Dressing is an easy creamy ranch dressing with added avocado for a boost of healthy fats and fibers with a vegan option.
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Dessert Recipes With Avocado

Keto Avocado Brownies
20 Avocado Brownies
4.88 from 210 votes
These Keto Avocado Brownies are the best keto avocado dessert recipe you'll ever make. They have a delicious, fudgy texture, a strong chocolate flavor, and crunchy pecan nuts. You'll love this easy one-bowl gluten-free blender recipe ready in a few minutes.
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Paleo Avocado chocolate mousse
21 Chocolate Avocado Mousse
4.97 from 410 votes
This Keto Avocado Chocolate Mousse is an easy and healthy 4-ingredient sugar-free dessert recipe with a delicious fudgy chocolate texture. It's also vegan, low carb (3.8g of net carbs per serving), and gluten-free. 
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chocolate avocado ice cream
22 Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream
4.91 from 156 votes
A fudgy keto chocolate ice cream made with an ice cream maker
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chocolate avocado muffins
23 Chocolate Avocado Muffins
4.93 from 106 votes
These Chocolate Avocado Muffins are healthy fudgy chocolate muffins 100% Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, and Keto-approved! 
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Avocado key lime pie vegan, no bake and low carb.
24 Avocado Key Lime Pie
4.97 from 431 votes
Keto Vegan Avocado Key Lime Pie is a healthy raw paleo dessert with a coconut almond and cashew crust. 
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Chocolate Avocado Cake
25 Avocado Chocolate Cake
4.91 from 574 votes
This Avocado Chocolate Cake is a healthy, fudgy, keto, and gluten-free cake. 100% Sugar-free, low-carb, and paleo.
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Chocolate avocado pudding paleo
26 Avocado Chocolate Pudding
4.97 from 400 votes
This Chocolate Avocado Pudding is paleo, keto, and vegan. An easy healthy sweet treat, 100% sugar-free sweetened with sugar-free flavored maple syrup (Monk Fruit) and low carb. Kids love it too! 
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27 Keto Shamrock Shake
5 from 432 votes
A healthy keto version of your favorite fast-food drink to celebrate St Patrick's with no guilt.
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Healthy Avocado Chocolate truffles are easy and Delicious fudgy chocolate truffles, 100% dairy free, vegan and paleo. No bake dark chocolate truffles to had some healthy touch to your Christmas truffles plate.
28 Chocolate Avocado Truffles
4.97 from 281 votes
These Avocado Chocolate truffles are easy and delicious fudgy chocolate truffles, 100% dairy-free, vegan, and paleo. No-bake dark chocolate truffles to add some healthy touch to your Christmas truffle platter.
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Chocolate Avocado Cookies
29 Chocolate Avocado Cookies
4.95 from 536 votes
Chocolate avocado cookies are healthy fudgy chocolate cookies made of 5 simple ingredients 100% gluten-free, low carb, paleo, and sugar-free.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if an avocado is ripe?

Gently squeeze the avocado – if it yields to gentle pressure, it’s ripe and ready to use.
You can also remove the stem. If it’s bright green and the skin of the avocado is dark, then it’s ripe. If the skin is dark green or brown, it’ll most likely be too ripe and taste bad.

Can I use avocado in sweet recipes?

Absolutely! Avocado can lend a creamy texture to smoothies, mousses, and even chocolate desserts.

Are there any vegan avocado recipes?

Yes, avocados are a perfect ingredient for vegan recipes. They can be used as a plant-based substitute for butter, eggs, and even mayo!

Can I freeze avocados?

Yes, you can freeze avocados! Simply mash the flesh, add a bit of lemon juice to prevent browning, and store in an airtight container.

What are some creative ways to use avocado in salads?

Avocado can be sliced, cubed, or mashed to create a creamy dressing, or used as a topping to add a delicious twist to your salads.

Can I incorporate avocados into my breakfast routine?

Definitely! Avocado toast, smoothie bowls, and avocado-filled omelets are just a few options to start your day on a healthy note.

Are there any low-carb avocado recipes?

Avocados are low in carbohydrates, making them an excellent choice for those following a low-carb or keto diet. Try avocado-based dips, stuffed avocados, or lettuce wraps.

How long can I store avocado after it’s been cut?

To prevent browning, sprinkle the cut avocado with lemon juice and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.

Carine Claudepierre

About The Author

Carine Claudepierre

Hi, I'm Carine, the food blogger, author, recipe developer, published author of a cookbook and many ebooks, and founder of Sweet As Honey.

I have an Accredited Certificate in Nutrition and Wellness obtained in 2014 from Well College Global (formerly Cadence Health). I'm passionate about sharing all my easy and tasty recipes that are both delicious and healthy. My expertise in the field comes from my background in chemistry and years of following a keto low-carb diet. But I'm also well versed in vegetarian and vegan cooking since my husband is vegan.

I now eat a more balanced diet where I alternate between keto and a Mediterranean Diet

Cooking and Baking is my true passion. In fact, I only share a small portion of my recipes on Sweet As Honey. Most of them are eaten by my husband and my two kids before I have time to take any pictures!

All my recipes are at least triple tested to make sure they work and I take pride in keeping them as accurate as possible.

Browse all my recipes with my Recipe Index.

I hope that you too find the recipes you love on Sweet As Honey!

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