Packed with heart-healthy fats, avocados are a fantastic superfood. Avocados are technically a fruit, but becuase of their savory flavor profile, they taste really great when paired with savory dishes Avocados can enjoyed on their own, used as a topping, or even blended up into guacamole. However you choose to enjoy them, you'll reap the many health benefits that they have to offer.
All About Avocados
Besides being a fiesta favorite, there are many more reasons to lovethese avocado recipes. Avocados are packed with vitamins (like B & C), dietary fiber, and monounsaturated fats, which may help lower cholesterol. Work more into your diet with tips for buying and serving plus six new recipes including–yes–guacamole.
Offering sweet and tangy notes, mangoes balance perfectly against rich and creamy avocado. Try this guac as a dip with chips or as a topping for fish or chicken tacos. For a step-by-step guide to mango prep, see How to Cube a Mango, below.
With only four ingredients, this simple dip is perfect as a last minute appetizer. Simply mash the avocado in a medium bowl with a fork until smooth and then stir in the sour cream, lime juice, and salt.
Guacamole with Chipotle Tortilla Chips
Our yummy Guacamole with Chipotle Tortilla Chips calls for ripe avocados. The most common Hass variety is ripe when it's firm, yet gives when gently squeezed. To expedite the ripening process in too-firm fruit, store it in a paper bag with an apple. (The apple will emit ethylene gas, a ripening agent.)
Make Avocado Bruschetta with diced avocado. After slicing your fruit into halves and removing the pit, use the knife's tip to pierce the flesh in horizontal and vertical rows. Be careful not to cut through the skin. Then gently scoop out with a spoon.
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Red Snapper Cakes with Avocado-Tomatillo Sauce
The blended avocado mixture gives our Red Snapper Cakes their festive flavor. Share the wealth and try it as a substiute for mayo in your favorite sandwich or wrap.
Avocado-Hearts of Palm Salad
This fresh and bright avocado and hearts of palm salad gets some extra great flavor from garlic, lime juice, and cilantro.
Grilled Tuna with Chipotle Ponzu and Avocado Salsa
To prevent your avocado from darkening before you serve beautiful Grilled Tuna with Chipotle Ponzu and Avocado Salsa, simply spritz the peeled and diced product with a little of your lime juice.
Millet Salad with Sweet Corn and Avocado
Millet Salad with Sweet Corn and Avocado blends the nutty taste of this healthy grain with the smooth flavor of our featured fruit. Fuerte-variety avocados make a great substitute for Hass in salads, because they maintain their firm texture even when ripe.
Chilled Corn Bisque with Basil, Avocado, and Crab
California avocados, like the Hass, hit their peak flavor in spring and summer. Savor them in a seasonal soup like our Chilled Corn Bisque with Basil, Avocado, and Crab.