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10 Peculiar (But Tasty) Avocado Recipes You Have to Try

Three images of recipes recommended in the article below including chocolate avocado bread by Living Healthy with Chocolate, Waffle grilled cheese by Damn Delicious and avocado pudding by Downshiftology.
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If you regularly spend any time on social media, you know that all things avocado are quite the rage right now. But are you ready to learn some new ways to enjoy this creamy, tasty fruit besides just on your toast? If that sounds cool, you’ll love these out-of-the-ordinary avocado recipes we dug up.

From zesty shrimp salads to puddings and chocolate bread, these 10 strangely delicious avocado recipes are just what you need for your spring and summer cookouts.

Zesty Lime and Avocado Shrimp Salad

One of the best ways to celebrate the fresh flavors of summer produce is by throwing together a cold salad. Skip the boring iceberg and fill your bowl with a balance of fresh and unique ingredients instead, like shrimp, lime, and chunks of creamy avocado.

Skinnytaste creates some of the most delicious, wholesome meals on the web, and this avocado shrimp salad is no exception. It tastes best when served with crostini, tortilla chips, or in a lettuce wrap.

Crispy Baked Avocado Slices

Sometimes, a healthy salad just doesn’t hit the spot. If you’d rather have a crispy treat to satisfy the crunch you’re craving, these crispy avocado slices are for you.

The crunchy panko coating and creamy avocado center work together to create a satisfying mouthfeel, while the chipotle dipping sauce takes everything up a level. Serve these on your next game night or make some to crunch on with your honey while you binge a show or two.

Avocado Zucchini Carbonara

Pasta carbonara is another fan favorite, but one way you can raise the bar is by adding an avocado (or two) to the rich sauce. As always, Half-Baked Harvest flawlessly brings exciting ingredients to the table to create a unique take on this traditional dish.

Cuisinart Mini Prep Plus Food Processor, 4 Cup

It'll whip up the perfect sauce for your pasta carbonara.

This meal is delicious when served with fresh focaccia bread or a side salad. You’ll need a blender or food processor to bring the sauce together.

Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa

Looking for new ways to jazz up a healthy salmon dinner? Look no further than this delicious recipe, which features an abundance of wholesome ingredients.

Lodge Grill Pan

Get grill lines without the grill!

After grilling your salmon, you top it with an avocado salsa made with red onion, lime juice, and cilantro. Eating healthy always feels good, but don’t be fooled—it can taste amazing, too, and this recipe is a prime example of just that.

Bacon and Avocado Waffle Grilled Cheese

If you’re interested in something a bit more indulgent, these bacon avocado waffle sliders are sure to fit the bill. Mashed avocado, crispy slices of bacon, and American cheese are all sandwiched between two mini waffles made with refrigerated biscuit dough.

These are the perfect thing to serve when having friends over for brunch, or if you just want to make something different and fun for the fam. You can even throw in an egg for some extra protein.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding

Who said avocados were strictly for entrées or appetizers? The delectable green fruit also makes a lovely addition to sweet desserts, like this inventive chocolate avocado pudding.

In this recipe, avocado makes it a little easier to enjoy a sweet treat with a lot less guilt if you’ve been watching your calories. This recipe is also naturally dairy-free and ultra-creamy thanks to the avocado. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

Avocado Blueberry Smoothie

When they’re made correctly, smoothies can have excellent long-term effects on your health. And avocados are 100% an ingredient that belongs in anyone’s healthy smoothie blend. This blueberry avocado recipe is just one example of how nutritious (and delicious) smoothies can be.

Vitamix Explorian Blender

It'll make your smoothies for years.

Loaded with other healthy ingredients, like ground flaxseed, cinnamon, and spinach, this recipe is sure to become your new favorite. It makes a perfect afternoon snack or on-the-go breakfast.

Avocado Coconut Smoothie Bowl

If slurping down giant smoothies isn’t your jam, there’s another way you can enjoy these wholesome, frosty snacks. If you leave the ingredients a bit more solid and use just a bit less liquid, you can enjoy your blended concoction with a spoon.

The key to getting the right consistency for a smoothie bowl is all about using frozen ingredients—Nkechi shows you how in the video above. Her green smoothie bowl is simple to make and rich in nutrients, so it’ll satisfy your nutrition goals and your taste buds.

Creamy Avocado Ice Cream

A smoothie makes a delicious cold breakfast, but if ice cream is what your heart really desires, avocados can satisfy that craving, too (yes, really!).

Ice Cream/Cookie Scoop Set, Three Scoops

For scooping ice cream and making cookies.

A bit of lemon juice, heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, and (of course) avocado is all it takes to whip up a batch of this ultra-creamy dessert. The best part is your blender or food processor does most of the work on this one.

Avocado Chocolate Bread

Homemade quick bread is one of the best things you can find waiting on your counter after a long day. While banana and lemon blueberry are favorites, there’s one variety we bet you haven’t tried: avocado chocolate. Just hear us out.

Made with honey, coconut cream, and mini chocolate chips, this incredible bread is sure to win over everyone’s taste buds. If there’s any left after you make a fresh loaf (doubtful), you can grill a slice in a pan with a bit of salted butter, or just enjoy a slice right off the loaf. Either way, it’s the perfect after-school or -work snack.

Avocado is a superfood that tastes amazing on toast or creamed into delicious guacamole. However, there are plenty of other ways you can enjoy this tasty fruit. These 10 recipes might be the most unique, but they’re sure to impress any avocado lovers—or even create some converts.

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »
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