Written by Melinda Hershey, Staff Writer
The creamy avocado is an excellent source of fiber, monounsaturated fat, folate and vitamins C, K, E and B6. This wonder fruit is a healthy and tasty addition to any diet, but there's only so much guacamole a person can eat! Here are ten unique and refreshing ways to go beyond the guac.
Avocado and citrus complement one another extremely well. Tangy grapefruit pops when paired with buttery avocado in this avocado salad recipe.
232 calories, 18.5 grams of healthy fat per serving
Try this fun spin on guacamole dip! This avocado hummus recipe is extremely versatile and delicious. Try it as a dip for crunchy veggies or pita chips, or use it in place of mayo on a sandwich.
227 calories, 8 grams of healthy fat per serving
You'll get an extra boost of healthy fats from the avocado in this strawberry smoothie recipe. The avocado is virtually tasteless; it just lends a thick, rich texture to the drink. You'll never go back to regular fruit smoothies again!
138 calories, 8.5 grams of fat per serving
Forget butter: These healthy mashed potatoes get their melt-in-your-mouth texture from the addition of creamy avocados!
248 calories, 10.5 grams of fat per serving
On those days when it's just too hot to cook, whip up this no-cook soup recipe. It will cool you off and fill you up without weighing you down!
95 calories, 7 grams of fat per serving
Rich avocado pairs perfectly with seafood! Enjoy this creamy crab recipe for an energizing combination of protein and fat.
311 calories, 16.5 grams of fat per serving
Your body is able to absorb more nutrients from your veggies if you pair them with a little fat. Drizzle this healthy salad dressing over your greens for a punch of vitamins and good fats!
50 calories, 3 grams of fat per serving
Avocados on pizza? Believe it! This healthful vegan pizza recipe features a delicious combination of textures and flavors.
178 calories, 12 grams of fat per serving
Avocado takes the place of mayo in this healthy tuna salad recipe. You'll get a serving of heart-healthy fats, extra vitamins and a delicious flavor boost!
243 calories, 10 grams of fat per serving
Avocado gets a Greek twist with this tangy feta spread recipe! Slather on bread slices, then top with thick slices of tomato and cucumber for a tasty appetizer.
72 calories, 6 grams of fat per serving
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