Adventurous Avocado Recipes
Making your own hummus is a cinch, and is even better with the addition of avocado for a creamy, nutrient-dense dip. It's addictingly delicious scooped with pita chips, but setting the verde dip among a spectrum of colorful veggies will make a bold (and delicious!) statement at the appetizer table.
- Recipe: Edamame-Avocado Hummus
Chilled Shrimp with Avocado-Lime Cream
As good for brunch as it is for an al fresco appetizer, this avocado-lime cream comes together in a snap. Process a ripe avocado with sour cream, add cilantro, lime zest, and fresh lemon juice for a bit of zing, then scoop the whipped dip until there's not a chilled shrimp left in sight.
Sunny Mango-Habanero Guacamole
Coastal Cobb Salad
Spicy Tuna Ceviche
Finely diced avocado provides a creamy element among the bright flavors of English cukes, cilantro, spicy soy-fish sauce, and sushi-grade tuna.
- Recipe: Spicy Tuna Ceviche
Green Goddess Deviled Eggs
Cali's crudité dip—a grassy herb-loaded dressing called "Green Goddess"—combines forces with everyone's favorite finger food. Avocados make the filling super-creamy, while parsley, tarragon, and anchovies ensure each bite is an umami-herbal flavor bomb.
- Recipe: Green Goddess Deviled Eggs
Crostini with Avocado, Crab, and Flake Salt
Jicama Salad with Mango and Hearts of Palm
Mexican Chorizo Burger
Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Summer Salad
This salad is a veritable rainbow of veggies: red and orange roasted tomatoes, yellow corn, green avocado, and purple red onion. Top with juicy grilled chicken or your protein of choice for a super-satisfying salad.
Avocado–Black Bean Salsa
People love this highly flavored, not too spicy dip. To make ahead, combine all ingredients except the avocado. Cover and chill, and then gently stir in the freshly diced avocado just before serving.
- Recipe: Avocado-Black Bean Salsa
Chilled Avocado Soup
Surprise! This rich, velvety soup contains no cream or milk. Pureeing in the blender fills the mixture with air, making it thicker. Add more broth if you like a thinner consistency. It’s delicious topped with the Crab-and-Mango Garnish or on its own.
- Recipe: Chilled Avocado Soup