The humble avocado emerges as the canvas for a multitude of mouthwatering possibilities besides avocado toast (don't get us wrong, we love a good slice of avocado toast.) In this article, we'll cover the diverse and delicious ways to reimagine what to do with leftover avocado – a testament to the golden state's love affair with this creamy superfood. From breakfast to dessert, discover the art of avo-upcycling that brings a taste of the west coast's culinary spirit to your table. Join us as we share some of our favorite ways to transform yesterday's perfectly ripe avocado into today's favorite avocado recipes.
The creamy texture of this classic ingredient adds a flavorful twist to a variety of cuisines around the world.
California produces 95% of the avocados grown in the United States and 10% of the world's production.U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (www.epa.gov)
Avocado Recipes for Breakfast
We're going to start off with the most important meal of the day, breakfast! Most of these breakfast staples only require one whole avocado or less! From breakfast tacos with black beans to waffles or hash browns topped with creamy avocado and a fried egg, there's something for everyone's taste buds!
Below are some creative ways to incorporate one's avocado obsession into their morning routine:
Main Dishes Made with Avocado
Elevate your main dishes to the next level with an array of ingredients like citrus such as lemon or lime juice, accompanying produce such as fresh cilantro, cherry tomatoes, red onion, garlic clove, and more.
No main dish is complete without a variety of spices to round them out. Spices and seasonings to consider when crafting any delicious recipe: chili powder, cayenne pepper, a pinch of cumin, a splash of apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and of course good quality salt and ground black pepper.
Consider our juicy turkey avocado burger recipe or any of these unbelievably good recipes that are guaranteed to deliver, deliciously rich flavor!
Avocado Dips and Sauces
We find that ripe, mushy avocados are the best when it comes to making condiments such as avocado dressing, a yogurt dip utilizing Greek or plain organic yogurt, a creamy avocado salsa, and more. This is your reminder to not discount those overripe powerhouses!
Snacks and Appetizers
From avocado fries and taco boats with cheddar cheese, to shrimp ceviche and mango avocado salsa, you're sure to find a snack to enjoy the next time an avocado craving strikes.
Use leftover guacamole to make the flavorful vegan taquitos. Grab your appetite, your tortilla chips and dig in!
Simple Salad Ideas
You're only a few simple ingredients away from crafting the best avocado salad. Below are a few ideas to inspire you to make yours today!
Avocado Smoothie Recipes
In this section, we're sharing a few easy recipes for making delicious avocado-based smoothies.
Sweet Recipe Ideas for What to Do with Leftover Avocado
No recipe roundup is complete without a few desserts for our fellow avocado lovers with a sweet tooth!
Here, you will find a clean eating avocado brownie recipe with peanut butter and cocoa powder, avocado ice cream, avocado fudge, chocolate avocado muffins, and more. Avocado dessert recipes are a delicious way to incorporate healthy fats into your diet and satisfy any sweet craving!
Now that you know what to do with leftover avocado, turn the page on food waste and embrace the best way to make the most of every overripe avocado.
Transforming them into your favorite things, whether it's an avocado and almond milk smoothie sweetened with maple syrup, a flavorful avocado and olive oil dressing, or a nourishing addition to your breakfast, ensures that no avocado goes to waste.
The easiest way to store a cut avocado is to brush the exposed avocado flesh with a citrus like lemon juice. Then you'll want to tightly wrap the avocado in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator.
If you find that you will not be able to consume your ripe avocados in time, check out our guide for how to freeze avocado chunks. We share tips and cover different ways of freezing avocado slices, halves, chunks, and more to savor and enjoy later.
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Below are a few items you may need for these recipes:
- Iron skillet
- Airtight container