Avocado is a healthy fruit, very rich in nutrients.. In addition, it can be easily incorporated into vegan and vegetarian diets, and gives a very tasty touch to our dishes.
In this article we will know the 12 best recipes with avocado, based on different ingredients and dishes: salads, toasts, pastas, gazpacho…
12 great recipes with avocado
Thus, avocado is a very healthy fruit, rich in monounsaturated fats, antioxidants and minerals.
This fruit can be easily introduced in different dishes and recipes, as it combines very well with a wide variety of foods. Thus, this fruit can be used to make sauces, soups, gazpachos and even desserts.
In this article we explain you which are the 12 best recipes with avocado.. As we will see, in some of them we have included the ingredients of the recipe (depending on the name of the guests) and in others, due to their simplicity, we have not. All of them, however, are quite easy to prepare.
- And also: “How to make homemade guacamole: quick and easy recipe”.
1. Salmon and avocado rolls
A good option for cooking are salmon and avocado rolls. This is a fairly simple dish to make. The ingredients of this recipe for 2 people are:
- Avocado (1 unit)
- Smoked salmon fillets (8 units)
- Lemon (½ unit),
- Modena vinegar
- Olive oil
As for its preparation, we must first mash the avocado. We can add a few drops of lemon juice. Then, add a little oil and put it all in a pastry bag.
Then, roll the salmon fillets and fill them with the avocado previously prepared. Sprinkle with chopped chives. We can accompany our dish with some lemon slices to decorate.
2. Avocado gazpacho
Another idea to cook with our star ingredient is an avocado gazpacho. The ingredients for 4 people are as follows:
- Avocado (3 units)
- Zucchini (½ unit)
- Cucumber (½ unit)
- Garlic clove (1 unit)
- Bread crumbs (20/40 grams)
- Green bell pepper (1 unit)
- Sprigs of chives
- Extra virgin olive oil
The ingredients for the garnish are as follows:
- Ham (100/150 grams)
- Tomato (1 unit)
- Red bell pepper (¼ unit)
- Slices of toasted bread
- Boiled eggs (2 units)
As for its preparation, first of all we must soak the bread crumbs (with a little water). Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and chop them. After cleaning the vegetables, we proceed to chop the cucumber and the garlic clove, and add them.
Chop the chives and add them as well. We season everything, add a little water and vinegar and grind it (better with an electric mixer).
Then we chop the boiled eggs and the tomato (previously peeled). Chop and add the red bell pepper. Serve everything on a plate. We cut the ham in slices and add it together with the slices of toasted bread. Now we can serve the gazpacho and accompany it with the garnish.
3. Salmon and avocado tartare
As we can see, salmon is an easy ingredient to combine with avocado. This dish consists of a salmon and avocado tartar. The ingredients for 4 people are as follows:
- salmon (250.300 gr)
- avocado (1 unit)
- spring onion (1 piece)
- ripe tomato (1 piece)
- lemon (1 piece)
- 2 anchovies (2 pieces)
- cilantro (1 tablespoon)
- olive oil
The preparation is simple. We chop the salmon and mix it with lemon juice. Add an avocado, previously peeled and chopped. We add chopped tomato and spring onion, and finally coriander, salt and pepper.
On the other hand, we chop the dill and add a little oil. We add it all to the tartar. The dough we obtain, we divide it into 4 portions (in the shape of small mountains). We can accompany our tartar with an anchovy loin.
4. Avocado stuffed with egg and bacon
To prepare this dish, we only need
- Grated cheese
We must cut the avocado in two halves; we remove the bone and remove some of the avocado flesh. We do this to make the hole bigger. We should place the avocados (as many as we make) in cupcake-type trays, to prevent them from moving during cooking.
Break an egg over each avocado and add either a slice of bacon or bacon bits. Then we can add grated cheese and salt. We introduce them in the oven for about 10-15 minutes at 180º and our dish is ready.
5. Avocado Quesadillas
This is another of the best recipes with avocado: avocado quesadillas, sundried tomatoes and cheese. The ingredients we will need are: avocados, sundried tomatoes, cheese, salt and olive oil.
We open the avocados, remove the flesh and mash them in a bowl to make a puree. Heat a corn tortilla in a frying pan (when the fire is hot) and cover one half with grated cheese.
We add a little of the avocado puree, as well as the sun-dried tomatoes. Finally, add a little salt, pepper and grated cheese. Then we close the pancake and cook it over medium heat (turn and turn).
6. Spaghetti with avocado and spinach sauce
The following recipe is a pasta dish. The ingredients for 3 – 4 people (approximately) are:
- Spaghetti (300 gr)
- Walnuts (40-50 gr)
- Fresh basil (one tablespoon)
- Lemon juice
- Grated or powdered cheese
We cook the spaghetti (about 300 gr). Meanwhile, put an avocado in a bowl (it can be already mashed), fresh spinach and walnuts. Add some chopped fresh basil (one tablespoon) and some lemon juice (one tablespoon). We mix it with the blender and add water. This is how we obtain the sauce.
Finally, we add the sauce to the boiled pasta (we mix it) and serve the dish hot. We can add powdered or grated cheese to taste.
7. Rice and avocado salad
The ingredients of this recipe are:
- Lemon juice
We cook the peas and the rice (separately). Then let it cool. On the other hand, we cut the spring onion and the carrot. Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and separate the flesh. Cut the flesh into slices.
Next, we prepare the vinaigrette (with lemon juice, oil and pepper). We mix it all with the rest of the ingredients and now we can dress our salad!
8. Avocado toast with goat cheese
Another super easy and quick idea to make is an avocado toast. In this case we add goat cheese, but there are multiple options. The ingredients are just: avocado, goat cheese and bread to toast.
First we toast the bread to make it golden and crunchy. After extracting the avocado flesh, we mash it on the toast with a fork. We cover the toast with goat cheese (a good idea is to crumble it). We can apply a little olive oil and oil.
9. Avocado wrapped with ham
This recipe with avocado is also very simple. We extract the avocado flesh and divide it into two halves. Then cut each half into 4 or 6 slices. We add a little lemon juice. We add some goat cheese to each avocado slice. Add a little salt and pepper. We can also add a little chili powder.
Finally, we wrap each avocado slice (they are like “fingers”) with a thin slice of ham. Super simple!
10. Arugula salad with avocado and salmon
A very fresh recipe, ideal for summer. How do we make it? First of all we toast a tablespoon of sesame seeds in the pan (medium heat). Remove them when they are golden brown.
On the other hand, we wash some rocket leaves and put them aside. Squeeze the juice of a lime. Add a little olive oil, sesame oil and salt.
Add some arugula leaves, cucumber and salmon in a salad bowl. Cut the avocado into chunks or slices and add it to the salad. Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds and the lime juice and vinegar.
11. Cold sandwich with avocado, goat cheese and strawberries
This original avocado recipe will not disappoint you. Moreover, it can be made either hot or cold.
If we make it cold, toast the bread and let it cool on a wire rack. Mash the avocado (with a fork) and, on the side, lemon juice with salt.
Add the avocado to the toast and the strawberries cut in thin slices. If we want, we can cover the toast with salt and pepper. Finally, add the crumbled goat cheese on top.
12. Pasta with asparagus, peas and avocado
The last of the best avocado recipes we propose is the asparagus pasta with peas and avocado. First of all, we cook the asparagus in a pot of boiling water (for about 2 minutes).
Add the peas and cook them for 30 seconds. Remove the vegetables and put them in a bowl. Boil the water again and add the pasta. Cook it al dente and drain it. In another pot, melt some butter (2 tablespoons) over medium heat.
Add the asparagus, garlic and peas. Add salt and pepper if desired. Stir until the vegetables are tender (about 2 minutes). Add two more tablespoons of butter, the pasta, avocado and cheese. Mix everything together and season (with salt and pepper) and it is ready to serve!