Sliced, smashed, mashed — the avocado has become something of a breakfast staple over the past few years, but it's time we acknowledge its full, food-enhancing potential and begin to incorporate the avo into all our mealtime favourites.
Adding taste and texture, the versatile avocado can elevate both sweet and savoury dishes. Better yet, avocados are rich in good fats, brain-boosting vitamins and mood-lifting nutrients. They're truly the gift that keeps giving!
Take your love of the humble avo to delicious new heights with these 10 pimped-up avocado recipes.
Avocado hummus: This delicious twist on the party-starting favourite makes a healthy after-school snack for kids. Serve it topped with freshly chopped tomatoes and crispy pita chips.
Avocado and bacon brekkie pizza: Who says you can't have pizza for breakfast? Take home-cooked brunches to the next level with this tasty bacon, egg, avocado and cheese flatbread. A great dish to start a lazy weekend morning with!
Avocado and mango ceviche: Looking to impress this summer barbecue season? Up your salad game with this fresh and flavoursome seafood salsa. Quick to whip-up, spice-lovers can add an extra 1/4 teaspoon of chilli flakes for a bonus kick!
Mexican stuffed potatoes with spiced tomato and avocado salsa: Vegetarians will love this hearty stuffed potato. Loaded with kidney beans, tomatoes and an avocado salsa, the Mexican-style comfort classic comes served with sour cream, fresh coriander and Tabasco. This budget-friendly dinner or lunch is an easy option when cooking for one.
BBQ lamb with avocado chimichurri dressing: A simple meal with an avo-flavoured kick. Spliced with coriander, chilli and parsley, avocado chimichurri elevates beautiful barbecued lamb. A fabulous recipe for when entertaining!
Scallop bites with avocado and lime: Consider all future bring-a-plate social conundrums sorted. These spicy, plump little mouthfuls with crunch, zing and juice partner beautifully with a sauvignon blanc. Pass them around at your next party and watch them disappear!
Dairy-free lemon avocado pound cake: If you're looking to satisfy your sweet tooth, this zesty avocado pound cake makes a yummy-yet-balanced choice. Lathered in a decadent, dairy-free coconut icing, this rich crowd-pleaser will leave guests begging for a second slice (and demanding the recipe).
Asian chick-ado patties: Chow down on these moreish chicken and avocado burgers on a Friday night — the kids will love the vibrant flavours and colours. Avocado and sweet Japanese mayo give the burgers a delicious punch. Alternatively, these patties are also incredible when broken up and turned into meatballs for salads and party snacks.
Prawn and avocado sliders: Whether you're playing host or simply looking for delicious lunchtime recipe inspiration, these quick and easy seafood sliders will be your go-to. Grilled prawns are piled onto fresh bread rolls and topped with aioli, avocado and crisp greens. Fresh, filling and downright delicious.
Tropical breakfast smoothie: Avocado smoothie? Don't knock it 'til you try it! The versatile avocado proves its superfood status in this tropical, antioxidant-packed smoothie. Simply place all your ingredients into a blender (juicy pineapple, frozen mango and banana, included) and go. Hot tip: If you ever have leftover avocado, cut it into cubes and freeze in a ziplock bag to use in smoothies.
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