5 Fresh New Ways to Turn an Avocado Into a Meal

Avocado soup
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Updated Aug 27, 2019 @ 9:46 pm

Avocados are everyone’s favorite plant-based powerhouse. From the creamy taste and consistency to the bonus protein and fiber, there are few things working against avocados (especially if you’re willing to ignore how quickly they go from ripe to ripe.) So add to your staples of avocado toast and sandwiches to add a few clever ways to enjoy all the green goodness they provide. These five recipes will have you thinking outside the guacamole bowl.

Cilantro Lime Avocado Chicken Soup from Food For My Family

This delicious soup is an awesome take on taco Tuesdays. Packed with potatoes, lime juice, and cilantro, this Peruvian-inspired dish can be adapted to a creamy chicken soup or a smooth citrusy broth. Top with sliced avocado to round out this soon to be kitchen staple.

Avocado Chicken Salad by That Low Carb Life

Chicken salad is a great quick lunch go-to: it’s easy, healthy, and is a good choice for meal prep. This recipe has everything we love, plus, it’s dairy free! Using ripe avocado as the base, the lime and cilantro go hand in hand to put a flavorful twist on this classic.

Avocado chicken burgers
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Avocado Chicken Burgers by The Lean Green Bean

We all know how amazing avocados are on top of burgers but have you ever tried them INSIDE? These chicken burgers are easy-to-make and super flavorful. The addition of avocado to the mix turns them into a juicy protein-packed patty.

Avocado Prosciutto Pizza by Nadialim

Who said pizza can’t be a well balanced meal? With slices stacked with fresh avocado, tons of healthy veggies, crispy prosciutto, and a tangy lemon dressing, this pie is basically the salad of our dreams.

Avocado pasta
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Avocado Pasta from Well Plated

There are tons of “grown-up” mac and cheese dishes out there, but this one checks all our boxes. Instead of the traditional heavy dairy base, this recipe uses creamy avocado and Greek yogurt to make a pasta dish all ages will love. Throw in some bacon or peas and asparagus to bump up the nutrients and add some crunch.