Avocado toast: this green-smeared toasty treat is everywhere right now, but that’s not the only clever way to use avocados! To get your inspirational juices flowing, we pulled a few of the prettiest avocado Instagram posts we could find -- and we bet these pics will make you want to indulge in avocado EVERYTHING!
Smear It On Toast
If you’ve never had avocado toast, you’re missing out. Ditch the butter, jam, or whatever else you were using and try this instead: mash avocado with a little lemon juice, red onion, salt and pepper. Drizzle toast with EVOO and smear it on! The best part about this is it’s so versatile -- try topping it with a slice of tomato, pumpkin seeds, berries, hot sauce -- the options are endless!
See above for a drool-worthy shot of avocado toast topped with juicy blackberries from Molly Tavoletti, NYC food photographer and storyteller.
Use ‘Em to Jumpstart Your Day
On the flip side, if you’re looking to indulge, check out this incredible bacon, egg, cheese and avocado breakfast sandwich (photo above) posted by Instagram star Nick, who won Best Food Instagram at the 2016 SAVEUR Blog Awards Winner.
Give Your Salad A Protein Boost
Adding creamy, buttery avocado to a salad doesn’t just make it taste better -- it ups the protein. Try it in this colorful, hearty cobb salad.
Guac Your Salsa
Who says guacamole and salsa have to be separate? Try adding diced avocado to your favorite salsa so you can have the best of both worlds, like in this recipe here.
Wrap It in Bacon
Everything’s better with bacon, and if you’re an avocado lover, this recipe is a double-whammy! It’s based on a dish Rach had at LA restaurant called Estrella. Poached eggs are nested inside an avocado, which is then wrapped in bacon, and served with a side of roasted pico de gallo. See it on Estrella’s Instagram above.
Make Avocado Crema
Avocado crema can be used on so many dishes! Rach uses it as a drizzle here for her Mexican-style hot dogs (see above). It could also even be used as a salad dressing -- get creative!
Like deviled eggs? Then you’re going to love stuffed avocados! Here, they’re filled with chef Richard Blais’ curry chicken salad.
Did you know that you can grill avocados? Yep, just halve them, drizzle with EVOO and a sprinkle of salt, and place them cut side down on the grill. Mash ‘em up for a smoky guacamole!
Turn Them Into Extra-Creamy Ice Cream
Avocado ice cream?! Yes, please! It’s made with just three ingredients: avocado, cream, and agave. Throw that all in a blender, let it freeze, and you’ve got yourself a healthy treat!
Make ‘Em Into Chocolate Mousse
Who knew avocados and chocolate could go together so wonderfully? Just blend together avocado, dark cocoa powder, agave nectar and water for this silky, sweet treat! Check out this sweet tooth-worthy chocolate avocado mousse above from The Modern Proper -- they're recipe developers, photographers, food stylists and homemakers.