15 Easy Avocado Recipes

Here are all the very best easy avocado recipes to highlight everyone’s favorite vegetable (er, fruit!), from toast to salads to pizza.

Avocado recipes

Who doesn’t love the avocado? This healthy vegetable (well, really fruit!) is having a heyday: avocado toast has become almost as ubiquitous as french fries. And for good reason: there are millions of delicious ways to eat it! Not to mention, it’s full of healthy fats and nutrients.

Here’s a list of our favorite easy avocado recipes for our favorite ways to use them! There’s the ever-popular avocado toast, here topped with a vibrant turmeric poached egg. Throw them onto our California-style pizza, or better yet, stuff them into quesadillas and grilled cheese. And there’s always our very, very tasty guacamole recipe. Why don’t we just get started?

And now…our top easy avocado recipes!

How to cut an avocado…safely!

Before you work with avocados, there’s one thing you must know: how to cut it safely! Alex and I have the best method for cutting and avocado and removing the pit that will keep you safe of any knife blades. Here’s the best way to cut an avocado (see the video below!):

  1. Using a large chef’s knife, cut lengthwise around the avocado. Twist the two halves to separate them.
  2. Place a towel in your hand and put the avocado on top. With a gentle but quick motion, tap the knife into the avocado pit.
  3. Don’t remove the avocado pit with your hand! Instead, pull the cutting board close to your body, then place the pit against the far edge of the cutting board and pull back to release it from the knife. (Watch the video for this part!)
  4. Use a large spoon to scoop out the avocado from the peel. Place the avocado with the cut side down, then cut it into slices. To dice the avocado, turn the slices and cut crosswise to make diced avocado.
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Avocado tacos

Crispy Avocado Tacos


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 (8 tacos) 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

These crispy avocado tacos are destined to be your new favorite avocado recipe! With crunchy breading, they’ve got the vibe of a fish taco but are totally plant based.


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Ingredients

For the avocado tacos

  • 1 recipe Baked Avocado Fries
  • 15-ounce can black beans
  • 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from a can of chipotle chili peppers (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 romaine head
  • 1 cup pico de gallo (storebought or homemade)
  • 8 flour or corn tortillas

For the cilantro sauce*


Instructions

  1. Make the Baked Avocado Fries.
  2. While they bake, drain and rinse the beans. Mix them with with the adobo sauce, cumin, chili powder, and salt.
  3. Thinly slice the romaine.
  4. Make the cilantro sauce by mixing together the mayonnaise, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder, and salt.
  5. If desired, char the tortillas by placing them on an open gas flame on medium for a few seconds per side, flipping with tongs, until they are slightly blackened and warm. (See How to Warm Tortillas.)
  6. Assemble the tacos by topping the tortillas with romaine lettuce, beans, avocado fries, pico de gallo, and cilantro sauce.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Mexican Inspired

Keywords: Avocado Recipes, Avocado Tacos

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Last updated: June 2020

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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