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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?
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.
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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
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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