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