Avocadoes are a lot more versatile than you might think. Just like other superfoods, such as kale and quinoa, the popularity of avocadoes has risen drastically in recent years. That’s right. They aren’t just for guacamole anymore. And further, even new ways to eat avocadoes, like hipster takes on avocado toast, are the least of what you can do with this amazing fruit.

One of my favorite things about avocadoes is that they’re an extremely healthy way to fatten up your food. Not only do they have a creamy flavor that’s both mild and versatile; they’re made of unsaturated fat, which is actually good for you. This won’t cause you to put on as much weight as saturated fats, and it’s also not going to wreck your stomach or bowels.

Some of my favorite ways to eat avocado are as a topper on sandwiches, burger and turkey burgers, or with white meats or fish. Luckily, though, I’m compiling a list of five recommended ways to eat avocado if you like it, too, and want new ways to prepare it with your food. I went to the Internet and looked at a lot of recommendations, but these were the ones that seemed the most appetizing to me. After all, even with the most versatile of foods, there is still a distinct taste to most things. And avocado is one of those foods that I can’t quite see with everything.

Fried Avocado

Fried Avocado

I didn’t think this was a thing until I saw it online in several places, including those Tasty style videos you scroll past on Instagram. There are different ways to do this, but here’s the way that seemed most appetizing to me. You take avocado slices or wedges. This is up to you, but you should make sure to cut them thick enough that they won’t melt completely in the cooking process. Tasty’s simple recipe involves mixing salt, bread crumbs, and cayenne pepper, then dipping the avocado slices in whisked eggs before rolling in the mix. From here, all that’s left is a quick bake in the oven!

Quinoa Taco Salad

If you’re into superfoods – foods that are known for being rich in hearty vitamins, minerals, and low in fat – then you will love this way of eating avocado. Quinoa is a super healthy grain that you cook similarly to rice. Any chance you get to eat whole, unrefined grains is a great opportunity to eat healthy. And paired with avocado and various other ingredients, like beans, corn, and tomato, it’s a bowl filled with health!

Grapefruit Salad

To many, this might not sound like a great combination. But this dish is a classic in Caribbean food culture. And apparently, it’s beloved. It’s a mix of three distinct and fresh flavors. You combine fresh, juicy grape fruit slices on a plate with slices of avocado and salty grilled shrimp.

Avocado Grilled Cheese

There are many ways to make grilled cheese, this way not being the least of them. The idea for an avocado grilled cheese comes from the Food Network website, but that variation includes Tex-Mex cheese mix. I’m personally not a huge fan of this type of cheese, and I tend to go for a milder, softer mix of cheese for grilled cheese (like mozzarella and mild cheddar). So, my version would included the classic buttered bread, with the filling including melted cheese of your choice, fresh avocado slices, and a sprinkle of garlic salt!

BLT with Avocado

My absolute favorite Panera menu item is the Roasted Turkey Avocado BLT, but it’s insanely overpriced considering the size and ingredients used. Fortunately, you can easily recreate this at home. I like to use cooked turkey or chicken, and add slices of avocado and occasionally, shredded mozzarella cheese. It’s delicious!

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