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4 Avocado Recipes for a Full-Course Meal

Discover the versatility of avocado with these four recipes!

We’ve been reminded time and time again that we should keep ourselves healthy during these times of a pandemic. Many have started to eat healthier—have incorporated more fruits and vegetables into their daily meals.

One of the fruits that have been a go-to for people is avocado. This green, sweet fruit contains healthy fat and can be incorporated into all kinds of food—from appetizers to dessert! (Read: New Online Business Offers Fresh, Ready-to-Cook Meals in the Metro)

Yes, you read that right. You can literally create a complete course with avocado as an ingredient for each meal. But some have yet to discover the versatility of this fruit, so we’re giving you recipes to start the journey to loving avocado and eating healthier!

Read on for a complete meal with avocado as an ingredient for everything.

Appetizer: Avocado Soup

Photo from The Simple Veganista

  • 3 avocados, cut into chunks
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Recipe: My Recipes

Entree: Avocado Salad

Photo from Cooking Classy

  • 1 medium cucumber, cut into quarters through the length then sliced
  • 16 oz. grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced into small pieces
  • 2 medium ripe avocados, sliced into bite size pieces

For dressing:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Ground black pepper

Recipe: Cooking Classy

Main: Avocado Pasta

Photo from Inspired Taste

  • 8 ounces dry pasta
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced
  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated garlic
  • Lemon juice (1/4 lemon)
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Recipe: Inspired Taste

Dessert: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Photo from Well Plated by Erin

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips–at least 60% dark, about 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsps)
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • 3 tablespoons  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1–3 teaspoons light agave nectar or maple syrup (optional)
  • Fresh raspberries, sliced strawberries, whipped cream, chocolate shavings (optional for serving)

Recipe: Well Plated

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