Fibrous and wholesome, avocados can be used in your everyday meals to enhance their nutrition. From truffles to fries, letâ€™s take a look at some interesting ways you can have the versatile avocado.
Avocado on toast
Substitute your regular jam, margarine or butter with avocados. Use a generous amount of smashed or purÃ©ed avocado to spread on your toast.
Egg baked in avocado
Fill a scooped avocado with an egg and bake it. Season with fresh herbs to enjoy a wholesome breakfast packed with minerals and vitamins.
Avocado sushi rolls
Add avocado paste as a topping over sushi rolls to make it creamier. Alternatively, you could also fill the sushi rolls with mashed avocado.
Blend an avocado with kale or bananas, berries and milk to kick-start the day with a protein-rich smoothie.
Avocados taste delicious with chocolates. Blend mashed avocados with melted chocolate and chill the mixture in the fridge. When it thickens, shape them in the form of balls.
Salmon and avocado salad
This super healthy meal is quite easy to make. Just add sliced avocados to a bowl of smoked salmon, cucumber and fresh mint. For dressing, drizzle the mixture with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Due to their thick texture avocados add creaminess to a dish, and are thus perfect for desserts. Put avocado cubes, melted chocolate, honey and a pinch of salt in a mixer and blend it well for a rich, creamy mousse.
Avocado egg sandwich
This easy-to-make dish is packed with nutrients. Use an English muffin to make this sandwich. Add the boiled egg on the bottom patty, layer it with mashed avocado and celery, then place the other half of the muffin.
Enjoyed either chilled or hot, you can make the soup by using it as the main ingredient or adding slices of the fruit to other soups.
Crab meat-stuffed avocado
This unique dish can be made by stuffing crab meat or crab salad inside a scooped avocado. Top it off with a few drops of lemon juice, diced onion, salt and pepper.
Chocolate avocado muffins
The creamy texture of the fruit serves as an excellent substitute for butter. Use the avocado paste instead of butter to enjoy a healthier option of the otherwise calorie-laden muffins.
Take a break from the usual potato fries. Deep fry or bake avocados and eat them with a dip of your choice.
This Mexican dish can be made by adding herbs and seasonings, such as cilantro and lime juice, to mashed avocado. You can also add quinoa and broccoli for variety.
Avocado on hot dogs
Add some slices of avocado, along with your favorite dressing, inside a hot dog and top it off with mayonnaise and cilantro to add a twist to your regular hot dog.
Avocado ice cream
Why not turn avocado into a gelato? Combine the fruit with cream, lime juice, milk and sugar (or honey) to make this naturally sweet, healthy dish, which is perfect for a hot day.
Avocado stuffed with prawns
This dish can be had both as an appetizer or as a main dish. Remove the pit of the avocado and cut it in small cubes. Then add boiled prawns, mayonnaise, ketchup and salt. Place the mixture on the base of the scooped avocado.
Add purÃ©ed avocados in hummus to enhance its taste and nutrition. The thick texture of the avocado adds creaminess to the hummus.