The Best Recipes To Make With Avocados

There's no denying that avocados are just plain delicious. If you disagree, then why are you even reading this article? That's on you.

On top of being a tasty treat, avocados are also beneficial to your body. The list of nutrients in avocados is long, says Cedars Sinai, including magnesium, potassium, and a variety of B vitamins, along with fibers and healthy fats. The American Heart Association reported a study that showed daily avocado consumption can help with lowering LDL cholesterol, often referred to as "bad" cholesterol. Step aside, apple! It's time for an avocado a day.

To that end, we've assembled for you some fantastic recipes to take your avocados to the next level. Find guacamole recipes that will be the favorite part of your day to egg salads with avocado as the real star of the show to a fresh take on avocado toast. Start buying your avocados in bulk because you're going to want to make and devour every one of these recipes.

This isn't just your standard guacamole

The uninitiated may believe that if you've tried one guacamole, you've tried them all. The true aficionados know that what you add to your mashed avocados makes all the difference. When's the last time you added oregano to your guacamole? After you try this guacamole recipe, you won't want to make a batch without it.

But this recipe has even more flavors than one herb. Broiling the limes and tomatoes before adding them to your guacamole adds a deep, smoky flavor, aided by the oregano. This recipe is perfect if you're not a fan of spicy guacamole but still want a full flavor. And if you do like spiciness, you can add a jalapeno with seeds to get both the smoky flavor and the heat.

Green eggs, no need for ham

This recipe for egg salad with avocado is tasty and also quick to prepare. That makes it a great breakfast or lunch when you're short on time. The eggs and the avocado both provide protein to give you the energy to face your busy day.

The first step in this recipe is boiling the eggs, with the opening of the recipe helpfully explaining how to properly boil eggs. Alternatively, you can steam the eggs, which is a chef's secret for getting an egg with a more pleasing texture, according to Bon Appétit. Whether you boil or steam the eggs, you want to make sure you do it right, as a well-cooked egg can make or break this recipe.

The least green salad you've ever seen

The only green thing in this avocado tomato salad recipe is the avocado. Of course, if you miss the green, you can always add it to your favorite leafy greens or top it with some cilantro, parsley, mint, or dill. For protein, you can add chicken or fish and make it a complete meal in one bowl.

The healthiest part of this salad is the vibrant colors. More than just being pretty, the colors of fruits and vegetables are beneficial to the plants and to the people who eat them. Eating a variety of colors, an easy way to identify phytonutrients, can help prevent chronic health problems, says Harvard Health. This salad has a healthy rainbow indeed, with avocados, tomatoes, sweet corn, and red onion.

Avocado toast isn't just for hipsters anymore

You knew this was going to be on the list, didn't you? Yes, people might make fun of you for eating avocado toast, the food associated with pretentious millennial hipsters. But once you've tried this avocado toast recipe, you won't care anymore. There are even different options for toppings whenever you're feeling ready for a change, whether you prefer a little kick of heat from red pepper chili flakes or the creamy goodness of protein-rich goat cheese

So, discard your hang-ups about avocado toast and dive into this delicious meal next time you need an avocado fix.

You'll love this avocado-heavy take on ceviche

When most people think of making Mexican food with avocados, they think of guacamole ... and nothing else. But there's so much more you can make! This aguachile recipe is the perfect example. It's authentic Mexican food at its best, with lots of fresh, flavorful ingredients.

Aguachile is a similar dish to South American ceviche. It's made with raw shrimp marinated for a short time in lime juice and spices. The avocado gets added to the top of the shrimp just before serving, along with some marinated red onion. A word of warning: aguachile literally translates as "pepper water," so this dish does come with a bit of a spicy kick.

An avocado dish you and your heart will both love

Egg salad doesn't have to be an unhealthy, comfort food. With a recipe like this one, it can be heart-healthy comfort food instead! It's not just the avocados that are good for you in this recipe.

The usual mayonnaise featured in egg salad is replaced here by Greek yogurt, which gives you the creaminess you want with fewer calories. This recipe also gives you a lovely crunch with the addition of walnuts which, like avocados, are packed full of healthy fats. Make your heart, and your soul, happy.

Chipotle guacamole you don't have to pay extra for

Even if you live close to a Chipotle, you can't get there and get yourself a hearty helping of guac faster than you could reasonably make your own. So save yourself time with this speedy Chipotle-style guacamole recipe. There's no secret sauce involved, just a handful of fresh ingredients. Simple as this recipe is, in the end, you get that same wonderful Chipotle flavor.

If you want to further follow Chipotle's example, save your avocado pits! As it turns out, the pits can be used to make a clothing dye, according to CUESA. Chipotle goes through a lot of pits making their yummy guac, so using the pits to dye clothing and other fabrics, just like Chipotle does, is both resourceful and sustainable. That's something we should all definitely copy!