It’s practically common knowledge that avocados are nutritional powerhouses.
One avocado has 33% of your daily recommended Vitamin C, 40% daily recommended Folate, 25% daily recommended Vitamin B-6, 52% Vitamin K, and 27% DV Potassium (twice that of a banana). They are high in fat, but it's a healthy fat.
Frankly, there are so many great things about avocados I could write a whole separate post about their health benefits.
This, however, is not a post about the health benefits of avocados.
Instead, this post is positively packed with all sorts of unconventional ways to use avocados in your cooking – from ice cream to brownies to pizza.
There’s bound to be an avocado recipe in this roundup for you!
1Caramelized Pineapple, Bacon and Goat Cheese Guacamole – How Sweet Eats (Gluten Free)
There are many spins on traditional guacamole, but this one definitely caught my eye because it’s full of all the things I love in life – goat cheese, bacon, and pineapple!
2Bacon-Wrapped Avocados – Freckled Italian (Paleo, Gluten Free, Nut Free)
Who doesn’t enjoy food wrapped in bacon? This is the perfect way to try avocado cooked if you haven’t before.
3Avocado Soup – Green Kitchen Stories (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)
Does this avocado soup look wonderful or what? This soup can be served warm or cold.
4Avocado Egg Rolls – I Wash You Dry
A simple yet stunning recreation of a popular restaurant appetizer.
5Raw Avocado and Golden Flax Crackers – The Nourished Caveman
How creative is this way of using avocado? These raw crackers are made with a blend of great-for-you ingredients.
Avocado Main Dishes & Sides
6Avocado Lime Rice – The Weary Chef (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Use an avocado to kick rice up a notch! This recipe is easy – but absolutely flavorful!
7Skinny Avocado Pizza – Little Broken (Vegetarian)
I don’t think anyone would find this unappetizing. This fantastic-looking avocado pizza also features pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.
8Avocado Corn Cakes – Created by Diane (Vegetarian)
These cute little avocado corn cakes make a lovely savory addition to your breakfast!
9Best Avocado Muffins – With A Blast (Vegetarian)
These slightly green muffins sub out other fat for the healthy fats of avocado.
10Chocolate Avocado Cookies – Foodie Fiasco (Vegan, Paleo)
These simple avocado chocolate cookies look like a crowd pleaser.
11Avocado Pistachio Crème Brulee – Eats Well With Others (Vegan)
What makes this easy brulee so special? The secret ingredient is avocado.
12Chocolate Hazelnut Avocado Cake – Scaling Back
Okay, I know, there are two cakes on the list. But this one uses avocado in the cake and the frosting…so there’s no way I couldn’t include it!
13Sweet Potato Brownies – The Healthy Foodie (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian)
While the title of these luscious-looking brownies gives away the sweet potato ingredient, these also have an avocado!
Avocado No-Bake Desserts
14Avocado Ice Cream – Health Extremist (Paleo, Gluten Free, Nut Free)
What better way to add some avocado to your diet in the summer? A nice, cooling treat that would taste wonderful with fruit!
15Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding – Minimalist Baker (Gluten Free, Vegan)
You may have seen or made chocolate avocado pudding, but this recipe kicks it up a serious notch by adding peanut butter.
165 Ingredient Avocado Fudge Bites – Chocolate Covered Katie (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)
I just love the pop of color the avocado lends to these fudge bites! Such a terrific idea.
17Key Lime Tarts – Nutritionist in the Kitchen (Gluten Free, Paleo)
These adorable single-serving tarts use avocado to help achieve a creamy texture.
18Healthy Shamrock Shake – Well Plated by Erin (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)
Another restaurant recreation that turns an unhealthy mint shake into a nutrient dense treat.
193-Ingredient Avocado Fudge – Heather's Dish (Gluten Free, Vegan)
Only 3 ingredients for velvety-smooth fudge? Sign me up!
20Avocado Mint Cream Bars – Eat Good 4 Life (Vegan, Paleo, Raw)
The avocado lends a pleasant green color to these minty, chocolatey treats.
Bonus: Avocado Snack Time
Do you have any favorite avocado recipes? Any unconventional avocado uses that we should add to our list?
Let us know how you cook with avocado in the comments below.