Avocados 5 New Ways

by in 1 Food, 5 Ways, Healthy Recipes, May 2, 2012
avocado mayonnaise
Replace regular mayo with a creamy, avocado-based sandwich spread.

We’ve told you how to enjoy avocados these 5 basic ways—but here are 5 more creative ways you can use them in recipes. Which will you try?

Avocado Halves
Although the fat in this recipe slightly exceeds our Healthy Eats guidelines, it’s the heart-healthy, unsaturated type. Since fat takes longer to digest, this low-calorie snack will help keep hunger at bay.

Recipe: Avocado Boats

Tostaditas
A fun spin with a Mexican flare, these crowd pleasing tostaditas have fewer than 50 calories each.

Recipe: Avocado and Corn Tostaditas

Smoothie
Avocados work magically in smoothies by adding a smooth and creamy texture.

Recipe: Go-Green Shake

Stuffed Potato Skins
These amped-up potato skins have it all: broccoli, Canadian bacon, cheddar, and avocado cream—and for only 180 calories each.

Recipe: Broccoli and Cheddar Stuffed Potato Skins With Avocado Cream

Mayo
Replace artery-clogging mayo on your favorite sandwich with this avocado-based spread. It’s also a perfect accompaniment to sashimi or a tasty dip for rice crackers.

Asian Avo “Mayo”
(Photo and recipe courtesy of  Cheryl Forberg on behalf of Avocados from Mexico)
Makes 3/4 cup
Start to finish: 10 minutes

1 ripe Hass avocado, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons warm water
2 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons chopped pickled sushi ginger
1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to a small jar and refrigerate. Keeps refrigerated for 2 days.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. See Toby’s full bio »

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Comments (1,388)

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  2. Avocados are great for a vegan diet. Thanks for taking the time to share.
    Roberta

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  4. Asian Avo “Mayo” is such a delicious recipe. Everyone should taste and feel the difference.

  5. Michael says:

    Thanks for the recipe idea. Avocado is quite an expensive fruit to buy where I live but it's always worth it, if only for the delicious spread/dip you can make from it. I'm also glad you distinguished between the (large amounts of) healthy fats contained in avocados, and the unhealthy fats contained in non-natural foods.

  6. Thanks for the recipe idea. Avocado is quite an expensive fruit to buy where I live but it's always worth it, if only for the delicious spread/dip you can make from it. I'm also glad you distinguished between the (large amounts of) healthy fats contained in avocados

  7. Rose Mary says:

    Here is what I do three times a week.

    I open up the avocado and divide it. I take out the seed and put a tablespoon of unpasteurized honey and eat it from there. Rose Mary

  8. wiki says:

    Making healthy food choices isn't easy, especially when so much misinformation abounds. Food manufacturers market and label their products in ways that are sometimes deceptive, while fad diet promoters deliberately play upon popular misconceptions about what is and isn't healthy. Low fat or no fat foods, for example, may contain empty calories that lead to weight gain. Thanks.

  9. casino says:

    I felt worried until I saw this "Although the fat in this recipe slightly exceeds our Healthy Eats guidelines, it’s the heart-healthy, unsaturated type. Since fat takes longer to digest, this low-calorie snack will help keep hunger at bay"…good thing you reminded me of this

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