There’s something about avocados. The universally beloved “alligator pears” aren’t just versatile, but they’re great sources of nutrients like vitamin B, potassium, folate and lutein.
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We’ve gathered 10 great healthy avocado recipes for dinner to help you reap all the benefits of this amazing food.
1. Salmon And Avocado Rice Balls
If you love sushi but don’t like how complicated it is to make, you need to try this recipe. Instead of all of the work of delicately wrapping the sushi in seaweed, all you do is roll the rice into a ball with the ingredients in the middle, then cover it with sesame seeds. This recipe uses avocado, cucumber, and salmon as its filling. Check out the full recipe at taste.com.au.
2. Avocado Spaghetti
There are few things more delicious than a good pasta with a really creamy sauce. Unfortunately, creamy sauces tend to be chockfull of unhealthy fats, which aren’t great if you’re watching your waistline. You can fix that problem with this next healthy avocado dinner recipe. It uses spaghetti, avocado, fresh lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, fresh basil, parmesan cheese and salt to make a sauce that feels decadent, while still being healthy. Check it out!
3. Avocado And Egg Pizza
Avocado and egg are a great combination, and they offer up some serious nutrition as well. Our next healthy avocado recipe replaces cheese and tomato sauce with avocado, and adds a runny egg on top for good measure. The end result is a pizza that’s higher in protein, fibre and healthy fats. You’ll need an avocado, fresh cilantro, lime juice, salt, eggs, vegetable oil, and pizza dough or a pita. Read more at thekitchn.com
4. Chicken Soft Tacos With Tangy Guacamole
Avocado makes the perfect complement to South American dishes, where its creaminess can help to temper spice while simultaneously adding nutritional value. There are a lot of healthy avocado recipes for tacos, but this next one from Prevention is pretty good. It contains 26 grams of protein and 6.8 grams of fiber per serving. Check it out.
5. Grilled Salmon With Avocado Salsa
This delicious, South-Western inspired avocado recipe seasons salmon with coriander, cumin, onion powder, pepper and paprika, and grills it. Then, it tops it with a tasty salsa made with onion, avocado, hot peppers, lime juice, olive oil, fresh cilantro, and salt. It tastes absolutely divine, and because it contains both salmon and avocado, it’s a wonderful source of healthy fats. To see the full recipe, click here.
6. Avocado, Black Bean And Corn Salsa
If you want a light and healthy avocado dinner recipe, consider this fresh avocado salad. The salsa contains avocado, scallions, vinaigrette, black beans, corn kernels, diced peppers and salt. Check it out.
7. Stovetop Avocado Mac And Cheese
This mac and cheese recipe turns out a beautiful light green color, thanks to the addition of some healthy avocado. Once you taste it, you may never want to go back to your regular recipe. Plus, it only takes about 10 minutes of prep time and 15 minutes of cooking time. Read the full recipe at twopeasandtheirpod.com.
8. Raspberry Avocado Salad With Honey Raspberry Vinaigrette
This salad is sweet, tart, and — thanks to the avocados — deliciously creamy. The salad includes avocado, spring mix salad greens, mandarin oranges, glazed walnuts, raspberries, and green onions. The dressing is made up of olive oil, raspberry vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard and salt. Top it with grilled salmon or chicken for a heartier recipe. Find it here.
9. Chocolate Cupcakes With Avocado Icing
Just in case you have a bit of a sweet tooth, we’ve decided to end our list of healthy avocado dinner recipes with some healthy desserts. After all, we’ve all got to splurge sometime — and when we splurge healthily, we can do it a little more frequently.
This cupcake recipe is vegan and sweetened using agave. The frosting is made using avocado, baking chocolate, agave, vanilla, almond milk, cocoa powder, and a bit of salt. If this sounds right up your alley, check it out here.
10. Avocado Key Lime Pie
This last recipe is delicious, easy, and beautiful. It uses a crust made of almond pulp and dates, a bit of salt and a pinch of cayenne. The pie’s filling is made with lime juice, avocado, coconut oil and raw honey. Making it is as simple as blending up the filling ingredients, processing the crust ingredients, forming and filling the crusts in pans and then freezing for a couple hours. Then, just remove it from the fridge about five minutes before you’re planning to serve it. See the full recipe here.