25 Ways to Use Avocados

Avocados aren't just for guacamole anymore. Check out our recipes for salads, cocktails and cheesecake, plus learn how to grow your own avocado tree.

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June 19, 2017
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Pineapple Black Bean Guacamole

Add an unexpected sweet flavor to your guacamole dip.

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Frozen Margie-Cadorita Cocktail

A frozen Margie-Cadorita margarita includes guacamole's essential ingredient and goes perfectly with guac and tortilla chips. Add lime and avocado garnish to highlight essential ingredients.

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Avocado Cheesecake With Pistachio Crust

Decadently sweet with a punch of tartness, the avocado has finally found its place on the dessert menu. If you're a fan of key lime pie, this just might be your new favorite treat.

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Succotash Salad

Full of fresh corn, tomatoes, green beans and avocado, this salad celebrates the best of the summer garden.

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Game Day Guacamole Recipe

Here's how to make delicious guacamole that'll be your go-to recipe every time.

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Spicy Tomato Sorbet

Laurie March makes a spicy sorbet and serves it up in avocado halves.

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Dip Trio: Guacamole, Black Bean Salsa and Drunken Pico de Gallo

These Mexican-inspired appetizer ideas offer triple the fun! Serve in terra-cotta pots for added casual flair.

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Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Gazpacho

Nothing will cool you down this summer quite like this refreshing gazpacho appetizer topped with spicy grilled shrimp.

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Halloween Chips and Swampy Guacamole

Create a frightening and healthy Halloween feast. Serve homemade guacamole and creepy dip ins for a tasty treat.

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Chicken-Stuffed Pitas With Avocado

Add a kick to chicken-stuffed pitas with tzatziki sauce and avocado slices for a healthy yet flavorful dish.

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Avocado Cocktail: London's Burning

Use avocados to make the London's Burning, a creamy cocktail with a little heat.

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Nacho-Stuffed Potato Skins

If your cold-weather get-together includes gathering around the TV for a football game, then be sure to make these restaurant-style potato skins a star player in your appetizer lineup.

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Avocado Fries

Is it even possible to mess up an avocado? Plain, on a sandwich, in guacamole — however they are prepared, avocados simply can't help but be delicious. In fact, these avocado fries might just be too much of a good thing.

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Chocolate Mint Dessert Smoothie

Healthy ingredients with a smidge of something naughty make this smoothie a perfect after-dinner treat.

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Quinoa Avocado Toast Breakfast

Upgrade your morning toast with this hearty grain avocado spread topped with grilled corn, fresh herbs, goat cheese and a drizzle of chili oil.

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Grilled Avocado With Ceviche

Grilled avocados make the perfect power lunch on the go when piled high with bright and fragrant ceviche.

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Fresh Corn and Avocado Salsa

Next time, be sure to pick up these fresh ingredients and make a salsa that epitomizes the flavors of summer.

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Tuna Tartare With Avocado and Cucumber

The Fairmont San Francisco's Chef jW Foster shares an easy-to-make recipe for tuna tartare with a lemon vinaigrette and garnished with wonton crisps and parsley oil.

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Spinach Avocado Grapefruit Salad

The tang of grapefruit and the rich combination of avocado and feta make for a memorable summer salad.

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Six Layers and a Chip Dip

Scoop up beans, cheese and avocados in this delicious dip.

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Blackened Tuna Bites With Cucumber and Avocado

Crisp cucumber slices take the place of crackers in this sushi-inspired, bite-sized party appetizer.

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Spring Salad With Avocado

Crisp greens, herbed goat cheese, avocado and fresh citrus come together to create this flavorful salad.

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How to Freeze Avocados

Don't fret. If you have more fresh avocados on hand than you can use, just preserve these healthy fruits by freezing them for later use.

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How to Keep a Cut Avocado Fresh

If you've struggled with keeping your avocados from browning after you cut them, we're here to help.

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How to Grow an Avocado Tree

Turn that avocado pit into a thriving avocado tree (and your next bowl of guacamole).

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