15 Healthy Avocado Recipes
We’ve rounded up our favorite fresh and healthy avocado recipes from local San Diego foodie bloggers to help you make the most of this amazing local ingredient. Read on for more inspiration beyond avocado toast!
Grilled Avocado with Plant-based Ceviche from Naturally Zuzu
Avocado Side Dishes
Creamy Cilantro Lime Avocado Rice [Vegetarian, GF] (Carlsbad Cravings)
Move over, Chipotle! Make your own extra-creamy cilantro lime rice by adding an avocado cream to it and jazz it up even more with fresh mango chunks.
Cucumber Avocado Soup [Vegan, GF] (Migraine Relief Recipes)
A simple, no-cook raw soup recipe that’s perfect for the heat of summer. Be sure to place plastic wrap or similar alternative on top to prevent it from browning if storing in the fridge or leaving outside for a bit.
Grilled Avocado + Quinoa [Vegan, GF] (George’s at the Cove)
Halved, grilled + dressed avocados are a great side dish at any barbeque meal. Try this fresh take on avocado from award-winning restaurant, George’s at the Cove in La Jolla.
Grilled Avocado Boats w/ Plant-Based Ceviche [Vegan, GF] (Naturally Zuzu)
A colorful, playful spin on halved + grilled avocados with hearts of palm as the “fish” ceviche.
Mango + Avocado Egg Rolls [Vegetarian] (Barbara Cooks)
This sweet and savory side dish is the perfect accompaniment to a stir-fry and is a fun twist on classic crispy spring rolls.
Salsa de Aguacate [Vegan, GF] (Mama Maggie’s Kitchen)
This spicy salsa goes really well with grilled proteins, tamales or chips and veggies as a dip (but be careful not to confuse it with guacamole!)
Avocado rose toasts / Kirbie Cravings
Avocado Main Dishes
Avocado Egg Sandwiches [Vegetarian] (Kitchen Konfidence)
Perfect for tea time or just any time, these avocado egg salad sandwiches are fun for everyone of all ages!
Avocado Roses + Toasts (Kirbie Cravings)
Because sometimes you just need a great avocado toast. Here’s nine ways to jazz up your avo toast from Kirbie Cravings.
Crispy Baked Vegan Avocado Tacos [Vegan, GF] (Whitney Bond)
Dip sliced avocados into your favorite hot sauce and then toss them in a taco-seasoned coating to give it a crispy crunch after baking. Top with a chunky bean + corn salsa or a fruit-forward salsa and your tastebuds will be dancing!
Grilled California Avocado + Peach Salad [Vegan, GF] (California Avocados)
Try grilling your avocado to bring out more of its creamy goodness! One of our favorite healthy avocado recipes, this quinoa-peach-avocado salad is a hearty main or can be a larger side at your next BBQ.
Roasted Cauliflower Salad w/ Avocado Dressing [Vegan, GF] (Whitney Bond)
A filling main course or hearty side dish, this vegan + low-carb salad is a refreshing and flavorful way to get more veggies in your meals.
Tofu Avocado Kebab [Vegan, GF] (Fueled Naturally)
Quick and easy dinner on the grill — perfect for summer nights or to bring to a backyard BBQ.
Avocado Egg Salad Sandwiches / Kitchen Konfidence
Packed with protein and fiber, these chickpea blondie bars are also refined sugar free, plant based and chock full of healthy goodness! The creamy avocado frosting also takes it to the next level.
Chile-Lime Avocado Popsicles [Vegan, GF] (Migraine Relief Recipes)
A simple cooling treat that would be a hit at any barbeque! Omit the jalapeno for the kids’ popsicles 😉
Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream [Vegetarian] (Kirbie Cravings)
This simple no-churn ice cream is perfect for a summer get-together.
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