12 Unconventional Ways to Eat Avocados Besides Toast

Sally Kung

You have guac to be kidding me—it’s National Avocado Day! You could celebrate by treating yourself to some avocado toast, but there’s so much more to this fatty fruit than toast. In honor of National Avocado Day, we’ve created a culmination of all the best ways to use up your avocados besides trendy toasts for the #gram.

1. Chocolate Avocado Mousse

We understand why you might be hesitant, but hear us out. Swapping out heavy cream for ripe avocados in this mousse gives it a rich, smooth texture that makes it a guilt-free chocolate treat.

2. Fudgy Avocado Brownies 

You know those 2 minutes where an avocado is absolute perfection, but then you cut it open and what you thought was a perfectly ripe avocado is covered in funky brown spots? Well these brownies are the perfect thing to use up those just over-ripe ‘cados.

3. Avocado Pesto

Love pesto but wish it were just a bit thicker? Adding a ripe avocado will fix that instantly.

4. Pickled Avocados

From tomatoes to even blueberries, 2018 has become the year of the pickling—but why not avocados, too? Just trust us on this one, you’ll thank us later.

5. Crispy Avocado Fries

I dare you to find me anything better in this world than fries. These avocado fries may be that one thing. Crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, these are sure to be a hit at any gathering.

6. Avocado Ice Cream

The thought of adding avocado to dessert may gross you out, but the fat content in them makes the ice cream that much creamier. And the sweetness from the condensed milk makes it impossible to even taste them. Don’t knock it till you try it. 

7. Avocado Smoothies

You may know that frozen bananas are key to a thick, creamy smoothie, but avocados are a secret weapon too. Toss them in your morning smoothie for added creaminess and vitamins. 

8. Chocolate Avocado Fudgesicles

A new twist to a classic summer treat. No one will know these chocolatey pops are secretly healthy.

9. Frozen Avocado Cubes

The ultimate avo-hack. If you know you won’t have time to eat your avocados before they go bad, mash them up, press them into an ice cube tray, and freeze them. You’ll never be short of perfect avocados with this easy trick.

10. Grilled Avocados

Just like with other foods, grilling an avocado helps to accentuate its mild flavors. Try this recipe with BBQ beans for a new take on summer grilling.

11. Egg-Stuffed Avocados

Actually, we’re pretty sure this is what they meant by “put an egg on it.” The two best parts about that trendy avocado toast, without the toast. Thank you, Avocado, for being the best bowl for our breakfast.

12. Avocado Cilantro Salad Dressing

Now you can make Trader Joe’s addictive Green Goddess salad dressing at home and put those overripe avocados to use. This dressing is just what your summer salad needs.

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