Guacamole

Avocados are a brilliant superfood, and best of all, it gives that fatty, buttery taste and is stocked up in nutrients that our body desires, such as fibre, potassium, Vitamin E and B, folic acid, and is beneficial towards cancers, the liver, heart, and free radical damage.

Before you rush off to go eat a plain old avocado on its own (which erm, doesn’t usually taste all that good), let me suggest ways you can use this amazing thing.

Spread it on Toast/Bread as Butter

If you’re making toast or even making garlic bread, instead of spreading the usual butter, try avocados instead! It’s brilliant with some lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Toss it in a Salad (or Fruit Salad)

(Recipe from Healthy Today Healthy Tomrorows)

I think when avocados are mixed with other things, particularly a tasty salad dressing, it really picks up on the taste. If you’re making a fruit salad or regular salad, try and cut them into small cubes and throw them in! It may just add a richer taste to the salad.

Mousse and Fudge Cakes

(Recipe from Culinary Adventures in the Kitchen)

I haven’t tried this yet, but I believe in it! If avocados can work out so well with ice cream, I know it can work with the mousse and cakes!

Mux it in with the Fruits as Ice Cream

Did you know that avocados can truly make that rich creamy taste of ice cream, particularly if you blend it with frozen bananas? This was something I just discovered, and I am amazed by the results. Don’t assume that avocados will come out tasting disgusting because it’s blended with fruits. On the contrary, it adds the richness without really changing the flavour of the fruits. It’s a total miracle and you must try it to see!

Make an Avocado Dip like Guacamole

(Recipe from In Katrina’s Kitchen)

Avocados can totally be used as a delicious dip or even a base for sandwiches, pizza and burgers. You can blend avocados with tomatoes, cilantro, salt, lime juice, red onion and chiles. Let me say that when this is on a burger or sandwich with other sauces, it is delicious!

Add it in Sushi or Rice

(Recipe here)

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely ADORE the taste of avocado with rice and soy sauce. It simply is delicious! If you are not busy, you can try rolling some avocados in brown rice and sushi paper but if you’re not feeling up to it, just have it with some brown rice on its own with a little dip of soy sauce.

Number one tip from experience: Cooked avocados taste really strange, particularly when it’s microwaved.

Remember, if you’re not a fan of avocados, you need to probably blend it with something else that can overpower the taste. Just like how you can’t even taste the vegetables in a green smoothie, if you blend it with fruits, you probably won’t be able to taste the avocado! Be sure to check out the recipes I linked to!