Avocados are packed with nutrients: healthy fats, potassium, and Vitamins B, C, and E. Now that they are in season and at their best, we rounded up all the ways you can eat this wonder fruit.
Avocados are very versatile—you can have them for breakfast, as a snack, or in your desserts. Here are a few ideas for the next time you have a bounty of plump avocados in your kitchen.
1 Start your day with avocado for breakfast.
Avocados are high in fiber, which means they make you feel full for a long time. What better way to start the day than with a hefty, good-for-you breakfast? Make your favorite avocado toast by simply mashing avocado on top of crusty bread, then top it with the classics (crumbled bacon, feta, eggs, and olive oil), or freestyle and top with anything you like. Here are a few recipes you can try:
2 Toss avocado into a salad.
Crisp lettuce and tangy vinaigrettes complement the rich, smooth texture of cubed avocados in salads. Tossing avocados into salads is also a good way to make your salads more filling! Here’s a summer salad recipe you can make in no time:
3 Dip it!
Everyone loves a good guacamole. It is simple, delicious, and completely fuss-free: you only need a handful of pantry staples. You can serve your guacamole with nachos, tacos, chips, or crackers. Call all your friends! Start with this basic guacamole recipe:
You can also use avocados to make hummus more interesting:
4 The dessert options are endless.
Avocado ice cream is thick, creamy, and luscious. Try this easy recipe for homemade avocado ice cream. It’s easier than you think!
Or, why not freeze them into popsicles (don’t forget the leche flan!) or whiz them in a blender for a sweet avocado shake?
It’s thick texture also makes for great chocolate pudding. Here’s a recipe you can try:
5 Keep it simple.
Sometimes, when an ingredient is already great as it is, it is best to keep it simple. Scoop out ripe avocado into a bowl, and then drizzle lightly with condensed milk. Dig in!