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Have you ever wondered what to do with avocado, other than make avocado toast? Whether you’re looking for new ideas or just need to use up some ripe avocados – I’ve got you! I’ve rounded up 30+ dietitian-designed recipes with avocado that will show you easy and delicious ways to add them to your meals. Includes salads, smoothies, mains, sandwiches, and more!

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In this post, you’ll find 30+ simple, healthy recipes using avocados along with a breakdown of the nutrition benefits of avocados! Keep scrolling to explore all avocado recipes, or click to go directly to the following sections:

Avocado Nutrition Benefits

Avocados are rich in heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, which give them their signature smooth texture and mouthfeel!

Fats are super important for many processes in the body and they help your body absorb any fat-soluble nutrients present in the other ingredients in a meal. Fats also digest slower, which means they’ll help you feel fuller and more satisfied for longer.

Avocados are also an excellent source of dietary fibre, with one fruit providing about 40% of your daily fibre needs.

In terms of micronutrients, avocados are a good source of:

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin B6
  • vitamin E
  • vitamin K
  • folate
  • magnesium
  • potassium

Salads With Avocado

In this section you’ll find an assortment of delicious salad recipes that use avocado! Avocado adds so much deliciously creamy texture to salads. Thanks to their healthy fat and fiber content, they also help to make salads WAY more satisfying and filling.

1) Summer Salad With Corn, Strawberries & Avocado

overhead shot of white bowl with corn, tomato, avocado, strawberry, basil, feta salad and gold serving spoons
If summer was a flavour, it would taste like this! This salad is loaded with fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies. It's super refreshing and perfect for your next summer BBQ or picnic.
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2) Grilled Watermelon Salad With Balsamic

Overhead photo of a grilled watermelon salad with arugula, strawberries, avocado, feta, and basil on a white plate.
This grilled watermelon salad recipe is made with simple ingredients like strawberries, avocado, feta, basil, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It's easy, refreshing, and absolutely delicious! Recipe is gluten-free, vegetarian, and meant to be enjoyed as a side salad.
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3) Grilled Kale Salad With Avocado, Lemon & Parm

overhead shot white serving plate with grilled kale salad topped with avocado, pecans, parmesan, lemons
This healthy grilled kale salad is paired with avocado, lemon, garlic, pecans, and parmesan. It's one of the best ways to eat kale!
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5) Strawberry, Tomato & Avocado Salad

strawberry tomato avocado salad with mint, basil, balsamic, and hemp seeds in a white and brown bowl
This strawberry, tomato & avocado salad is bursting with flavour and nutrition. Make it in minutes and bring to your next summer BBQ or picnic!
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6) Halloumi Salad With Couscous

Overhead photo of a white plate topped with an arugula, halloumi, couscous, and vegetable salad.
This halloumi salad recipe is made with fried halloumi cheese, couscous, tons of veggies, and a delicious balsamic vinaigrette dressing. It's a quick and easy salad idea that can be enjoyed as a side dish or as a yummy lunch! For a gluten-free version, simply swap couscous with quinoa.
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7) Cucumber Avocado Salad With Quinoa

large white bowl with cucumber, avocado, quinoa, hard boiled eggs, sauerkraut salad and gold serving utensils
This Easy Cucumber Avocado Salad is made with nutritious ingredients like quinoa, sauerkraut, nutritional yeast, hemp seeds, lemon, and fresh herbs. It's healthy, refreshing, and can be enjoyed as a complete meal or side salad! Gluten-free with vegan option available.
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8) Warm Mushroom Salad With Miso Dressing

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This warm mushroom salad recipe is made with kale, farro, avocado, and topped with a delicious miso-sesame dressing. It's a hearty vegan salad that can been enjoyed as a side or a main!
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9) Shrimp Taco Salad Bowl

taco salad bowl with romaine lettuce, shrimp, avocado, bell peppers, tomatoes, quinoa, lime, cilantro
This taco salad recipe is such an easy and quick-to-make shrimp dinner idea. It combines sautéed shrimp and nutritious cooked quinoa with healthy salad ingredients, such as crunchy romaine lettuce and chopped bell peppers. A terrific 35-minute meal!
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10) Mango Avocado Salad With Shrimp

Shrimp mango avocado salad in a large bowl.
This mango avocado salad recipe is made with shrimp and a spicy lime dressing! It's quick, unique, and delicious. Option to leave out shrimp for a vegetarian version.
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11) Massaged Kale Salad With Sweet Potatoes

This fall salad combines massaged lacinato kale, roasted sweet potatoes, pomegranates, and toasted pecans for a delicious and filling meal or side.
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Smoothies With Avocado

Have you tried adding avocado to your smoothies before? It’s rare that I make a smoothie without them now!

Avocados really help to improve the texture of a smoothie, making them so thick and creamy. Like with salads, their fat and fiber content also help to make a smoothie more satisfying and filling – this is great if you’re having one of these smoothies for breakfast!

TIP: I actually love purchasing pre-frozen avocado to throw into my smoothies. I buy a big bag from Costco and keep it in my freezer! Because they’re frozen, it helps give a cool temperature without having to water down your smoothie with ice. It also means that your avocados are always perfectly ripe 😉

12) Lemon Blueberry Avocado Smoothie

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This lemon blueberry avocado smoothie is such a delicious, easy, and filling breakfast idea! Touches of lemon zest, vanilla, and cinnamon add so much incredible flavour, while avocado and yogurt make the texture super creamy. Recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened only with fruit, and can be made vegan if needed.
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13) Chocolate Banana Avocado Smoothie

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This healthy breakfast smoothie is made with spinach, peanut butter, chia, hemp seeds, and almond milk. Dietitian-designed, it’s full of nutritious ingredients for a filling breakfast. Vegan, gluten-free, and can be made-ahead!
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14) Ginger Pear Green Smoothie

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This simple pear smoothie recipe is a delicious and nutritious green breakfast smoothie! It's made with healthy ingredients like ripe pears, ginger, spinach, avocado, hemp seeds, and chia seeds. As a dieititian, it's important to me that your breakfast smoothie provides you with balanced nutrition – and this flavourful smoothie delivers!
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15) Watermelon, Banana & Strawberry Smoothie

Two small glasses filled with a watermelon smoothie on a white stand.
This nutritious watermelon smoothie is made with banana, strawberries, greek yogurt, and mint! It's super refreshing, easy to make, and filling enough to enjoy for breakfast.
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16) Banana Chai Smoothie

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This vegan banana chai smoothie is made with vanilla, almond milk, and nut butter. An easy, healthy breakfast option packed with flavour!
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17) Raspberry Banana Spinach Smoothie

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This raspberry banana spinach smoothie is such a delicious, healthy, and filling breakfast idea! It's made with nutritious ingredients and is a source of fiber, healthy fats, protein, and greens. Recipe is gluten-free, naturally sweetened only with fruit, and can be made vegan if desired.
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18) Simple Creamy Green Smoothie

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This Simple Creamy Green Smoothie recipe is made with spinach, avocado, banana, chia, and hemp seeds. It's high in protein and healthy fats for a super satisfying breakfast. Gluten-free with vegan option available!
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19) Strawberry Peach Avocado Smoothie

Strawberry peach smoothie in two glass jars.
This strawberry and peach fruit smoothie is packed with nutritious ingredients,like Greek yogurt, avocado, and ginger. Use fresh or frozen fruit, your choice!
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20) Strawberry Pineapple Spinach Smoothie

This strawberry pineapple spinach green smoothie is packed with vitamin C, antioxidants, protein, healthy fats, and fibre. A creamy and filling breakfast!
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Sandwiches & Toasts With Avocado

I love using avocado as a substitute for mayonnaise! It mashes up perfectly with ingredients like eggs or tuna, and helps to increase the amount of healthy fats and fiber in these meals.

21) Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich

white plate with mashed avocado egg salad sandwich over a slice of toast
Using avocado as a substitute for mayonnaise, this healthy boiled-egg salad sandwich recipe is packed with protein, healthy fats, and fibre for a filling, balanced meal. Plus, it's made in 20 minutes or less!
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22) Avocado & Greek Yogurt Tuna Salad

no mayo tuna salad on toast with arugula
Greek yogurt adds extra protein and avocado adds healthy fats and fibre to a traditional tuna salad. This no-mayo option comes together in under 10 minutes. Add to toast, pitas, or wraps for a quick lunch.
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Main Dishes With Avocado

In this section you’ll find a handful of main dishes that use avocado! I often use avocado as my go-to healthy fat source in these nutritionally-balanced meals.

23) Green Goddess Rice Bowl With Shrimp

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This shrimp rice bowl is made with brown rice, fresh spinach, shrimp that’s sautéed on the stovetop, and a fresh vegan green goddess dressing. Nourishing and quick to make, this rice bowl is a perfect blend of flavours, and an easy, filling meal!
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24) Healthy Taco Salmon Rice Bowl

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This taco salmon rice bowl is a super easy, healthy, and colourful meal! Nutritionally balanced and full of flavour – it's perfect for a weeknight dinner or a packed work lunch. Recipe is gluten-free and can easily be made dairy-free if needed.
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25) One-Pan Taco Breakfast Skillet

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This Taco Breakfast Skillet is packed with veggies and protein for a healthy one-pan meal. Gluten-free, with vegetarian and vegan options available!
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26) Balsamic Baked Salmon With Strawberry-Avocado Salsa

Overhead photo of a white plate topped with a balsamic baked salmon and strawberry basil salsa over arugula and quinoa.
This balsamic baked salmon recipe is topped with a refreshing strawberry basil salsa. It's such a simple, yet delicious summer dish that's bursting with flavour and nutrition! This recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, and a source of protein and fibre.
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27) Savoury Kimchi Oatmeal

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This savoury kimchi oatmeal is a delicious vegetarian meal that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It's easy, healthy, and ready in under 25-minutes!
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28) Sweet Potato & Kale Skillet Hash

Sweet potato hash with red bell peppers, kale, avocado, and eggs in a skillet
This Sweet Potato Hash Breakfast Skillet is packed with veggies, protein, fibre, and fresh herbs. An easy stovetop recipe with no oven required!
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29) No-Bean Vegan Chili

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This hearty no-bean vegan chili recipe is packed with vegetables, spices, and tempeh. It's gluten-free and high in protein and fibre. Healthy, easy to make, and SO comforting! 
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30) Canned Salmon Quinoa Burgers

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A heart-healthy salmon burger recipe using quinoa and fresh herbs. Patties can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge. Use a gluten-free bun or collard wrap to make recipe GF, or skip the bun altogether and enjoy on top of salad (as desired).
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Other Avocado Recipes

In this miscellaneous “other” section, you’ll find recipes for an all-purpose avocado dressing as well as a delicious, easy way to snack on avocados!

31) Avocado Green Goddess Dressing

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This avocado green goddess dressing is filled with nourishing, healthy fats and fresh herbs. It adds a creamy texture and refreshing flavour to SO many different dishes! Recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and incredibly quick + easy to make.
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32) Avocado Snack With Balsamic

Half an avocado filled with balsamic vinegar and served with crackers as a snack.
This 5-minute avocado snack idea is quick, easy, and healthy. It's been one of my go-to snack recipes for years. Avocado is paired with balsamic vinegar, along with a number of (optional) topping and serving ideas!
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More Recipe Roundups To Explore

And there you have it – 30+ Easy, Healthy Recipes With Avocado to make and enjoy. I so hope you found inspiration for some new and creative ways to use avocados!

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If summer was a flavour, it would taste like this! This salad is loaded with fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies. It's super refreshing and perfect for your next summer BBQ or picnic.
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  • 1 ear of corn, husks removed
  • 1 long English cucumber, chopped
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes (vine-ripened if possible!)
  • 1/2 an avocado, cubed
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/2 a lemon, juice only
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • Salt + pepper to taste


  • To steam the corn, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, you can either add the ear of corn straight into the water or place it in a steamer basket. Cover with a lid and let steam for 5 minutes.
  • While the corn steams, chop up all other ingredients! This includes the strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado. Crumble the feta, chop the fresh basil, and set aside.
  • Once the corn is done, remove from water and allow to cool for a few minutes (until it's comfortable to touch). Using a large knife, place the corn upright and slice the kernels off into a bowl.
  • In a large salad bowl, add the kernels of corn, sliced strawberries, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and avocado chunks. Sprinkle with crumbled feta, chopped basil, olive oil, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss everything to combine.
  • You can enjoy this salad immediately, or place it in the fridge for 30 mins to allow it to cool!


*While best enjoyed immediately, this salad will keep for about 1 day. Store it in an airtight container in the fridge!
*If making in advance, add the avocado, lemon juice, and olive oil immediately before serving (to prevent any sogginess).


As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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