From Avocado Toast to Guacamole: 5 Recipes to Try Using the Internet's Favourite Fruit
1/5 Avocado Toast
This quintessentially Australian dish (Californians will beg to differ) is the ultimate brunch staple, and there are infinite combinations of toppings to experiment with, from poached eggs to smoked salmon. Nigella Lawson's simple recipe for breakfast bruschetta is perfect for at-home cooks looking for a quick, hearty bite.
2/5 Avocado Fries
Delightfully crunchy on the outside yet smooth on the inside, avocado fries are a great alternative to the usual version and a guaranteed crowd pleaser at parties. Do not be fooled by the deceptively simple recipe on food blogger Katie's website. You'll appreciate it when you come back to make this dish again and again.
This true blue Mexican dish is extremely easy to make with recipes typically calling for avocadoes, chopped onions, salt, lime juice and occasionally cilantro. The recipe on Orangette elevates this classic with the addition of lime zest and serrano among other ingredients that will please even the most skeptical of eaters. This creamy concoction usually eaten with tortilla chips may even be your next favourite mid-week pick-me-up.
4/5 Avocado Brownies
Substituting butter with avocado when baking brownies could well be your most rewarding experiment yet — picture decadent and oh-so chocolatey squares that are simply hard to resist. Tieghan of Half Baked Harvest has a recipe for fudgy avocado brownies that are not only healthy (because of the high levels of monounsaturated fats) but gluten-free too!
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5/5 Avocado Ice Cream
The creaminess of avocados truly make for a luscious scoop of ice cream, especially when endowed with subtle tropical hints of coconut. This recipe by David Lebovitz, one of my favourite food writers, yields beautiful chartreuse-tinged ice cream that is perfect on its own, and even better with a scattering of toasted coconut as a garnish.
Head over to Feelgoodfoodie for a vegan take on avocado ice cream.
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