7 surprising avocado recipes

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

9 PHOTOS
Surprising avocado recipes
See Gallery
7 surprising avocado recipes

Click through for avocado, 7 ways.

Avocado Ranch Dressing

This recipe has the flavor of traditional ranch dressing but is extra smooth and creamy, thanks to the avocado. Making dressing at home is a great alternative to store-bought, because you know exactly what's in it. Dip crunchy veggies into the dressing for an easy afternoon snack.

Get the recipe: Avocado Ranch Dressing

Avocado BLT Toasts

You may never want to eat a plain BLT again! Avocados and fried eggs are the perfect complements to this open-faced spin on a classic. Enjoy one for any meal of the day.

Get the recipe: Avocado BLT Toasts

Avocado Ice Cream

This ice cream is packed with bright avocado flavor. It's also incredibly easy to make -- no churning required. Top it with some flaky sea salt for a sweet and salty bite.

Get the recipe: Avocado Ice Cream

Fried Avocado Bites

Creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside, these tempura-fried avocado bites are the perfect appetizer for your next get-together.

Get the recipe: Fried Avocado Bites

Avocado Toasts 

There are two secrets to these simple avocado toasts: rubbing the bread with garlic for just a hint of flavor and adding a pop of crunchy sea salt on top.

Get the recipe: Avocado Toasts

Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

Vanilla, orange and avocado team up for perfect flavor in this simple cupcake recipe. For a party dessert, just add festive sprinkles or sanding sugar on top.

Get the recipe: Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream

Grilled Avocados with Ginger Miso

Grilled avocado halves served with our punchy marinade are surprisingly meaty and wonderfully tender and rich. They make a great vegetarian main dish or a change-of-pace stand-in for guacamole.

Get the recipe: Grilled Avocados with Ginger Miso

of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

Use creamy, good-for-you avocado in deliciously unexpected ways with these seven recipes from Food Network.

We all love a fresh batch of guac, but that's not the only thing avocados are good for. Food Network Kitchen has repurposed the creamy green fruit in deliciously unexpected ways, including sweet cupcake frosting, tempura-fried bites and more.

More from Food Network:
10 Comfort Food Mash-Up Recipes
12 Smoothie Recipes for Every Month of the Year
8 Foods to Avoid Before Bedtime

7 Ways to Eat an Avocado

Read Full Story

Sign up for Best Bites by AOL and receive delicious recipes delivered to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners

Search Recipes