Five avocado oil products that will rock your kitchen.

By Stacey Ballis
January 05, 2021
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Whether you love avocados or not, get ready to fall in love with the coolest oil to hit my pantry since olive oil: avocado oil.  

I confess I myself am not a big avocado fan, but I've been blown away by the flavor and utility of this oil. When it comes to flavor, the mild taste is more buttery than avocado-y, which means it is terrific in salad dressings. The 500-degree smoke point, the highest of any oil you can buy, makes avocado oil ideal for cooking, especially when high-heat searing meats, stir-frying, and deep frying. Even better, it's rich in healthy fats and is a good source of antioxidants and vitamin E.

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I've been a peanut oil purist for literally decades when it comes to popcorn popping, but lately I am turning as much to avocado oil for my Olivia Pope dinners: the subtle flavor and richness from the oil make any topping other than salt unnecessary. And avocado oil cooking spray has become my new go-to for baking.

There are even "extra-virgin" options with a more intense flavor that swap in for peppery olive oil, and mayo made with avocado oil is a lovely alternative to the traditional, especially for potato or tuna salads.

5 Avocado Oil Products for Right Now

Here are some of the products I have really been enjoying for everything from salad dressings to baking.

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Best for Salads: La Tourangelle Avocado Oil

This oil is perfect for lightly dressing a salad with just oil and vinegar. It is mild and clean-tasting, and the metal bottle helps keep it fresh longer.

Buy it: La Tourangelle Avocado Oil ($12.99), amazon.com

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Best for Deep Frying: Chosen Avocado Oil

I use Chosen for deep frying because it's a good value for a large two-liter bottle. If I'm careful about straining and storing, I can get at least three to four fries out of a batch.

Buy it: Chosen 100% Avocado Oil 2L ($33.99), amazon.com

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For Bigger Flavor: Nutiva Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

When flavor's what I'm after, I swap out extra-virgin olive oil for this Nutiva extra-virgin avocado oil. It is great as a finishing oil as well.

Buy it: Nutiva Extra-Virgin Avocado Oil ($19.99), amazon.com

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For Sandwiches and Beyond: Primal Foods Avocado Oil Mayo

I've really enjoyed this avocado mayonnaise from Primal Foods, both for basic sandwich spread or as an ingredient in salad dressings or even a mayonnaise cake!

Buy it: Primal Foods Avocado Oil Mayo ($24.93), amazon.com

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For Baking: Pam Avocado Oil Spray

It's no surprise that kitchen standby Pam brand has come out with a new non-GMO Avocado oil cooking spray in both aerosol and pump versions, and these are a great way to go for your baking spray game.

Buy it: Pam Avocado Oil Spray (from $8.99), amazon.com