By DailyHealthPost

Beyond Guacamole: 6 Creative Avocado Recipes


Avocados are a fantastic source of monounsaturated fats, as well as a number of vitamins and minerals.

You’re probably most familiar with this savory fruit as an ingredient in guacamole, or perhaps sliced into other dishes.

The avocado is a far more versatile ingredient than you can imagine. Read on to learn six more ways that you can incorporate avocados into your meals.

1. Avocado Smoothie

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If you’re a smoothie drinker, you probably tend to use bananas as your base to add body and creaminess to your beverage. Avocado, surprisingly, works in a very similar way.

This basic avocado recipe calls for, you guessed it, a ripe avocado, milk, lime, basil, sugar, and ice, but you can substitute ripe avocado into just about any smoothie.

2. Kale, Carrot, and Avocado Salad

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This salad uses avocados’ creamy nature to substitute for a rich dressing. Simply throw together raw kale, grated carrot, avocado, red onion, lime juice, soy sauce, and toasted sesame seeds in a bowl, and mix it by hand.

As you do so, mash up the avocado until it coats the kale. You could serve this as is, or add a protein like grilled chicken or tofu to it for a full meal! Check out the recipe here.

3. Curried Tofu and Avocado Dip

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Is it guacamole? Almost, but this curried tofu and avocado dip is a totally different creature. Puree together avocado, silken tofu, low-fat sour cream, Greek yogurt, lime zest, and garlic, and season it with mint, curry powder, salt, pepper, and a dash of honey.

The resulting dip is extremely creamy, but still light and very flavorful. Serve it as a dip for pita chips or veggies, or use as a sandwich spread for a healthier, tastier alternative to mayo.

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