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Beyond Guac: 10 Other Delicious Ways to Eat Avocados

An avocado quinoa salad, avocado spinach pasta, and an avocado club sandwich.
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Sure, when most people think of avocados, dipping tortilla chips in yummy guacamole comes to mind. Yet, there are so many other delicious ways you can enjoy this versatile fruit. From spreading it on your toast to mixing it into your salad, here are some other ways to eat avocados.

Just Season and Eat It

An Everything But the Bagel seasoning bottle spilled out on a table next to carrot and celery sticks, a bowl of dip, and potato chips.
Trader Joe’s

The truth is, this pale green fruit tastes excellent on its own! Slice one up and enjoy, or add your favorite seasoning. It’s commonly topped with salt and pepper, and eaten right out of its shell (we mean skin) with a fork or spoon.

Trader Joes Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning makes the perfect topping, and many swear by it. So, next time you need a healthy snack, enjoy a ripe, seasoned avocado along with it many nutrients.

Avocado Egg Bake

Baked egg in an avocado topped with fresh herbs and spices.
Healthy Recipes

Cheesy scrambled eggs taste amazing with a few fresh slices of avocado mixed in or placed on top. Just crack two eggs in a bowl, scramble them, and then add them to a greased pan. Sprinkle in a bit of grated cheddar, and when they’re just about cooked through, mix in your avocado.

Another delicious way to combine avocado with eggs is to simply add a few slices inside an omelet. Then, add in all your favorite veggies and cheese, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a breakfast!

You can also just crack an egg into the hollowed-out center of an avocado, and then bake it. Yum!

Avocado Toast

A slice of avocado toast.
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This delicious way to eat avocados went viral ages ago and remains incredibly popular for breakfast and brunch. When an avocado has ripened and become soft, you can just use a butter knife to remove and spread some right on your toast or bread.

Smear on a generous amount, and then sprinkle a bit of salt and pepper for some extra flavor. Even better, add some fresh, diced tomatoes and feta cheese.

California Avocado Dip

A bowl of California avocado dip.
The Recipe Critic

When we said “beyond guacamole,” we meant it! There are hundreds of recipes for dips that call for avocados. You can add diced avocado to fresh salsa or pico de gallo, or cream it right into some homemade hummus.

This is one of our favorites, though. In addition to those delicious avocados, this chunky dip calls for Roma tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and jalapeños. Yes, please!

Avocado Club Sandwich

An avocado club sandwich on a plate with a pickle and some potato chips.
A Couple Cooks

You can also substitute an unhealthy sandwich spread, like mayonnaise, with the much healthier fat of avocado. It’s really a perfectly textured replacement. Plus, you’ll also be getting all those important nutrients that mayo and other condiments don’t offer.

We absolutely love this avocado club sandwich. In addition to our fave green fruit, you’ll need fresh lettuce and tomato, cheese, bacon, and your bread of choice. Oh yeah, and if you can’t let the mayo go, you can add some of that, as well.

Avocado Tuna, Chicken, or Egg Salad

Avocado chicken salad sandwich on wheat bread.
Simply Recipes

Rather than just spreading it on a slice of bread, why not mix this tasty fruit with your favorite protein and create an avocado tuna, chicken, or egg salad? There are tons of recipes online for this even healthier version of your favorite salad sandwich.

We love this one for chicken salad because it’s mayo-free. You’ll only need one avocado, and then you add in some finely chopped apple, red onions, and cilantro. Then, just season and devour!

A Creamy Avocado Smoothie

Two avocado smoothies in glass bottles with straws.
Chocolate Covered Katie

Most people immediately turn to yogurt or bananas when they need to cream ingredients together for a nutrient-dense smoothie. But next time you take out the blender, add some avocado! There’s nothing healthier to go with your fresh greens.

This one is more of a shake, but we love it just the same! Plus, you can tweak it any way you want. You’ll just need half an avocado, some cold milk, maple syrup or Stevia, and some of your fave protein powder (optional).

Avocado Cilantro Salad Dressing

Creamy avocado dressing drizzled on top of crisp salad.
Pinch of Yum

Next time you make a fresh salad, either substitute your dressing for homemade guacamole or smashed avocado. The ripe avocado will cream right into the other ingredients and create a creamy mouthfeel.

Another simple way to add it to a crisp salad is by creating this amazing homemade avocado/cilantro dressing, and then drizzling it right over the top of all your salads.

Avocado Quinoa Salad

A quinoa avocado salad.
Chelsea’s Messy Apron

Quinoa bowls are the perfect wholesome and satisfying meal. In addition to getting the benefits of so many healthy ingredients, they’re just delicious! We love this recipe because it has it all—spinach, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, feta, and, of course, avocado.

Not a fan of superfood quinoa? No problem—replace it with brown or jasmine rice and make a burrito or taco bowl instead.

Avocado and Spinach Pasta

Creamy avocado pasta topped with cracked pepper and shaved parmesan cheese.
Jo Cooks

Avocado adds a creamy natural appeal to so many meals—it even makes a fantastic main ingredient for pasta sauce. Think of it as a healthier, lower-calorie version of that creamy alfredo sauce you love.

This incredible recipe calls for spinach, basil, pecans, and, of course, avocados, along with a few other ingredients, to create a nutritious and delicious sauce for your fave pasta.


We get it—just about everybody loves guacamole, but that’s not all you can make with those avocados. Try any of these innovative recipes, and, we promise, you’ll never have enough of these delicious, nutritious fruits in your kitchen.

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