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avocado recipes

Avocado is widely loved by a lot of people, we use it in guacamole and we love its rich and creamy taste. Let’s take avocados beyond avocado toast and dips and try these 10 new recipes.

By Mariam Elhamy

Kiwi Avocado Salad

The perfect summer salad for a light and fulfilling meal. Buy some fresh avocado and kiwi and whip this up in no time.

Ingredients:

  • 5 kiwi, peeled and diced
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup chopped red onion
  • juice and zest of 1 to 2 limes (about 2 tablespoons of juice)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  • sea salt

Method: 

  1. In a small bowl, combine kiwi, onions, avocado, cilantro, red onion, lime juice and zest, garlic, jalapeño, and generous pinches of sea salt.
  2. Season to taste with additional sea salt and/or lime juice.

Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Drinking an avocado smoothie is like floating on a cloud. It’s so creamy and smooth that it feels like you’re dreaming.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup cubed frozen pineapple
  • 2 cups packed fresh spinach or 1 cup frozen spinach
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milkcanned or from a carton
  • 3 tbsps fresh lime juiceplus 1/2 teaspoon zest
  • 1 tsp maple syrup or honey
  • sea salt
  • 8 ice cubes
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powderoptional

Method:

  1. Combine the pineapple, spinach, avocado, banana, coconut milk, lime juice, maple syrup, salt, ice, and protein powder, in a blender. Blend until creamy.
  2. Taste and adjust the sweetness to your liking. If you prefer a sweeter smoothie, add more maple syrup or honey. If the consistency is too thick, add more coconut milk, and blend again.

Baked Avocado with Smoked Salmon & Eggs

This is our dream breakfast, we just can’t get over how good this baked avocado with smoked salmon looks and we don’t mind having it every day! avocado recipes

Ingredients:

  • 3 large avocados, halved lengthways and seed removed
  • 6 small eggs, egg yolks and whites separated 
  • smoked salmon, 3 slices, cut into pieces 
  • chives, finely chopped to make 1 tbsp
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper
  • toasted dark rye bread or any preferred bread

Method:

  1. Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Cut a small slice off the skin-side of the avocado halves to stop them rolling then scoop out some of the middle, add a little salmon to each and then add the egg yolks.
  2. Beat the egg whites quickly, so it’s consistent and pour in avocados as much as you can. Grind over black pepper and bake for 10 minutes, or until the whites have set.
  3. Scatter over the chives and a pinch of cayenne. Serve with rye bread for dunking.

Halloumi Fajitas with Avocado

avocado recipesFajitas are the best, this halloumi fajita is not only vegetarian friendly, but it’s also delicious and has avocado!

Ingredients:
  • 2 x 225g blocks light halloumi, sliced into strips
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 mixed peppers, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 8 small or 4 large tortilla wraps
  • 1 avocado, stoned, peeled and sliced
  • small handful of coriander leaves
  • chilli sauce or sour cream, to serve (optional)

Method:

  1. Heat half the oil in a frying pan over medium heat, and fry the halloumi strips for a few minutes on each side until golden then remove. avocado recipes
  2. Heat the remaining oil in the pan over high heat, and fry the onion and peppers for 5 mins until just soft and starting to char. Add the garlic, paprika and coriander with some seasoning and cook for 1 min more. Pour in the lime juice and fried halloumi, and stir very gently so the halloumi doesn’t break.
  3. Warm the wraps and pile the halloumi filling into the warm wraps, with a few slices of avocado each, some coriander leaves, and spoonfuls of chilli sauce or soured cream.

Avocado Chips

What’s better than snacking on healthy chips made out of avocado? Dip these avocado chips in hummus, tahini, sour cream or even guacamole. Best part is: it’s keto diet-friendly. avocado recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
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