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27 Next-Level Ways To Use Avocado

It’s not an ingredient. It’s a lifestyle.

1. Make vegan mayonnaise.

It’s like when two very attractive people (mayo and guac, in this case) get together and have a child that’s even better looking than either of them. Recipe here.

2. Bake it into cheesy skillet pizza bread.

Recipe here.

3. Or, just put it on an actual pizza.

Maria & Josh Lichty / twopeasandtheirpod.com-corn-and-avocado-pizza/#_a5y_p=1582601

Everything tastes better in pizza form. Recipe here.

4. Make a super-simple, healthy pudding.

Photograph by Yael Malka for BuzzFeed / buzzfeed.com/clean-eating-challenge-day-11

You just need four ingredients, 2 minutes, and a blender! Recipe here.

5. Use it as a moisturizing face mask.

Leah Bergman / freutcake.com-the-kitchen/winter-avocado-mask/

Instructions here.

6. Freeze it into popsicles.

Lauren Hendrickson / yumsugar.com-Popsicle-Recipe-3797490

If you ever find yourself with a surplus of avocados (unlikely, but still), these will last weeks in the freezer. Recipe here.

7. Turn it into truffles!

I know. I KNOW! Recipe here.

8. Bake an egg into it.

Lizzie Fuhr / fitsugar.blinktwo.com-Eggs-Avocado-Recipe-30787252

Protein + Fat + Deliciousness = Staying Power and Happiness. Recipe here.

9. Grill it.

Learn how to grill avocados (and then turn them into guacamole!) here.

10. … then, stuff it!

Amy Roth / chimeraobscura.com/snacktime-redux/

In terms of what to put inside, nothing is off limits. Recipe here.

11. Use it to make low-carb, dairy-free mint chocolate chip ice cream.

No green food coloring necessary. Recipe here.

12. Spike it with tequila.

Jerry James Stone / cookingstoned.tv/frozen-avocado-margarita/

It sounds weird until you remember that everything is better with tequila. Recipe here.

13. Use it to make a crazy delicious guacamole/hummus hybrid.

The cronut ain’t got nothin’ on HUacamole. Recipe here.

14. Repurpose the flesh and the ground-up pit to make a heavy-duty foot scrub.

Instructions here.

15. Blend it into pesto.

Combine half an avocado with half a cup of pesto for a creamy, super flavorful sauce. Recipe here.

16. Make it your base ingredient for cold soup.

Zack DeStart / bonappetit.com/avocado-and-crab-soup?mbid=synd_buzzfeed

Crab and avocado salads are pretty de rigueur, so why not try cold avocado and crab soup? Recipe here.

17. Use it as a dairy substitute in creamy salad dressings.

Megan Gilmore / detoxinista.com/03/avocado-caesar-salad-vegan-paleo/

Dairy-free caesar? Check. Recipe here.

18. (Works for chicken salad too.)

Recipe here.

19. Turn it into paleo, vegan frosting.

 

Everybody’s happy. Recipe here.

(Try spreading the frosting on these gluten-free, grain-free avocado brownies!)

Recipe here.

20. Mix it with sour cream to create a whole new condiment.

Perfect pairings include (but are not limited to): potato skins, quesadillas, chips, and crudités. Recipe here.

21. Turn it into a deep-conditioning hair mask.

Gus Engle / burtongirls.burton.com/diy-avocado-hair-treatments/

More instructions here.

22. Turn it into cheese-less “cheesecake.”

The above recipe is completely raw, completely vegan, and completely delicious. Recipe here.

23. Pair it with green tea for thick, smoothie-like bubble tea.

The silky texture of the avocado blends really well with the chewy tapioca pearls. Recipe here.

24. Mix it into mashed potatoes.

Lauren Zietsman / fullmeasureofhappiness.com/03/09/avocado-mashed-potatoes/

No butter necessary. Recipe here.

25. Puree it and use it in risotto.

Becca John / tastykitchen.com/special-dietary-needs/vegetarian/avocado-risotto/

Genius. Recipe here.

26. Eat it for breakfast, in pancake form.

With chocolate, obviously. Recipe here.

27. Deep-fry it.

Heidi Larsen / foodiecrush.com/10/fried-avocado-tacos-recipe/

And then put it in a taco. Because there’s really no way to beat a DEEP-FRIED AVOCADO TACO. Recipe here.

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