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Food & Nutrition
20 Unconventional Avocado Recipes
Chelsea S. • April 13, 2015


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!

Avocado Appetizers


1Caramelized Pineapple, Bacon and Goat Cheese GuacamoleHow Sweet Eats (Gluten Free)

unique avocado guacamole recipe - pineapple and bacon

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 AvocadosFreckled Italian (Paleo, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

bacon wrapped cooked avocado recipe

Who doesn’t enjoy food wrapped in bacon? This is the perfect way to try avocado cooked if you haven’t before.


3Avocado SoupGreen Kitchen Stories (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)

 avocado soup recipe


Does this avocado soup look wonderful or what? This soup can be served warm or cold.



4Avocado Egg RollsI Wash You Dry

avocado egg rolls recipe

A simple yet stunning recreation of a popular restaurant appetizer.


5Raw Avocado and Golden Flax Crackers – The Nourished Caveman

 raw avocado flax crackers recipe


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 RiceThe Weary Chef (Gluten Free, Vegan)

 avocado lime rice recipe


Use an avocado to kick rice up a notch! This recipe is easy – but absolutely flavorful!



7Skinny Avocado PizzaLittle Broken (Vegetarian)

recipe for skinny avocado pizza


I don’t think anyone would find this unappetizing. This fantastic-looking avocado pizza also features pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.



8Avocado Corn CakesCreated by Diane (Vegetarian)

 avocado corn cakes breakfast biscuits


These cute little avocado corn cakes make a lovely savory addition to your breakfast!



9Best Avocado MuffinsWith A Blast (Vegetarian)

 avocado muffin recipe


These slightly green muffins sub out other fat for the healthy fats of avocado.



Avocado Desserts


10Chocolate Avocado CookiesFoodie Fiasco (Vegan, Paleo)

 chocolate avocado cookies


These simple avocado chocolate cookies look like a crowd pleaser.



11Avocado Pistachio Crème BruleeEats Well With Others (Vegan)

recipe for avocado pistachio creme brulee

What makes this easy brulee so special? The secret ingredient is avocado.


12Chocolate Hazelnut Avocado CakeScaling Back

 chocolate hazelnut avocado cake recipe


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 BrowniesThe Healthy Foodie (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

paleo avocado sweet potato brownies


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 CreamHealth Extremist (Paleo, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

avocado ice cream

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 PuddingMinimalist Baker (Gluten Free, Vegan)

chocolate peanut butter avocado pudding recipe

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 BitesChocolate Covered Katie (Paleo, Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

 chocolate avocado fudge truffle bites


I just love the pop of color the avocado lends to these fudge bites! Such a terrific idea.



17Key Lime TartsNutritionist in the Kitchen (Gluten Free, Paleo)

key lime avocado tarts

These adorable single-serving tarts use avocado to help achieve a creamy texture.


18Healthy Shamrock ShakeWell Plated by Erin (Paleo, Gluten Free, Vegan)

 shamrock shake with avocado


Another restaurant recreation that turns an unhealthy mint shake into a nutrient dense treat.



193-Ingredient Avocado FudgeHeather's Dish (Gluten Free, Vegan)

avocado fudge recipe

Only 3 ingredients for velvety-smooth fudge? Sign me up!



20Avocado Mint Cream BarsEat Good 4 Life (Vegan, Paleo, Raw)

 avocado mint cream bars recipe


The avocado lends a pleasant green color to these minty, chocolatey treats.



Do you have any favorite avocado recipes? Any unconventional avocado uses that we should add to our list?