In this recipe roundup, we’ve gathered 25 easy avocado recipes to elevate your culinary game.

Avocados have earned their spot as a beloved staple in kitchens around the globe, and for good reason.

Their rich texture, mild flavor, and incredible versatility make them perfect for various dishes, from breakfast to dessert.

25 easy avocado recipes

From classic favorites like guacamole and avocado toast to creative new takes on salads, bowls, and even pizza, there’s something here for everyone.

These recipes are designed to be easy and quick to prepare, ensuring you can enjoy the benefits of avocado without spending hours in the kitchen.

Tips to pick avocados

1: Look for the stem. It’s generally better if the avocado still has the small stem on. This way, it will stay fresh for longer after being bought.

2: Look at the color. Ripe avocados are generally darker than unripe ones, so try to find dark green, almost black ones.

removing avocado pit

3: Avoid shiny avocados. Ripe avocados generally have a dull, matte peel, while shiny avocados usually are unripe.

4: Avoid indentations or bruise spots. If you see obvious bruises that are soft to the touch, it is not recommended that you buy them.

5: Feel it. If the avocado yields to firm, gentle pressure, you know it’s ready to eat.

To feel the avocado, pick it up in the palm of your hand and apply gentle pressure with the whole hand.

Do not squeeze with your fingertips, as you might damage the avocado.

With ripe and bright green avocados, you are ready to prepare these easy and tasty avocado recipes at home.

1. Avocado spread

avocado dip served with warm pita bread

If you haven’t tried the combinations of avocado and tahini, you are in for a treat: it’s simply delicious. This is one of the best spreads/dips we’ve ever tried.

For us, avocado and tahini have become the year’s favorite combination. It is perfect with pita, focaccia, sandwiches, and avocado toast.

2. Black bean salad

black bean salad with cilantro lime dressing

Inspired by Mexican flavors, this salad is perfect for making ahead and eating for a quick and nutritious lunch, as a healthy dinner, or bringing potlucks and picnics.

Black beans are a powerhouse of nutrition, and combined with creamy avocado and fresh veggies, this salad will keep you satiated for a long time.

3. Avocado salad

avocado salad

With its healthy fats and plenty of fiber, the avocado makes this salad a good candidate for a quick everyday summer lunch.

We often eat it as a main for dinner and serve it with a side of hummus, crostini, or rosemary focaccia.

4. Guacamole

guacamole in a bowl

Guacamole is a Mexican avocado-based dip, sometimes served as a spread or salad.

The name comes from the Aztec language “āhuacamōlli,” which means ‘avocado sauce,’ from āhuacatl ‘avocado’ and mōlli ‘sauce.’

It’s a perfect starter with nachos and a great pairing with most Mexican dishes!

5. Sweet potato chili

Sweet potato chili with sour cream and jalapenos

Here’s an easy one-pot bean chili with tender sweet potato, corn, and bell pepper.

It’s great for meal prep and pairs well with nachos and tortillas. Serve it with avocado, sour creamguacamole, lime, and fresh cilantro.

6. Breakfast hash

Sweet Potato Hash on tortilla

Fresh cilantro, sour cream, and slices of creamy avocado make unique toppings for this healthy potato hash recipe.

With this sweet potato hash, you can enjoy a modern, healthier breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe.

7. Tofu scramble

Tofu scramble on avocado and bread

An excellent way to eat tofu is to add seasonal veggies to it.

Serve the scramble on toast with plenty of avocado slices, olive oil, and fresh parsley for a wholesome meal and protein-rich breakfast.

8. Microwave sweet potato

Microwave sweet potato with Mexican topping

Microwave sweet potato is the easiest and fastest way to cook sweet potato.

For a wholesome meal, stuff the potato with chickpea salad, rice salad, or couscous, and add a dollop of mashed avocado on top.

9. Quinoa chickpea salad

Quinoa chickpea salad with avocado

Our chickpea quinoa salad with avocado is an easy and tasty meal that can be made in less than 20 minutes with simple ingredients.

You’ll love this grain bowl for its taste and many nutritional benefits. Quinoa and chickpeas make it an excellent source of plant-based protein.

10. Tofu salad

tofu salad with dressing

Avocado is a creamy and delicious addition to this lunchfriendly tofu salad.

Combining fresh lettuce, veggies, fried tofu, and tahini sauce makes a healthy and tasty vegetarian dinner idea.

11. Sweet potato salad

sweet potato salad on a platter

Roasted sweet potato pairs well with leafy greens, creamy avocado, tangy red onionpumpkin seeds, and feta cheese.

This sweet potato salad is lovely for the holidays, a fantastic lunchbox idea, and a wholesome weeknight dinner.

12. Kale salad

Kale salad in a white bowl with lemons and avocado on the side

Kale salad is excellent as a starter or side dish for a memorable holiday meal during the winter.

It’s also excellent as an easy vegetarian lunch or dinner when you add roasted pumpkin, walnuts, and avocado.

13. Lentil chili

lentil chili in a white bowl with avocado and pickled red onions

A bowl of lentil chili provides over 25 grams of complete and high-quality vegan protein.

It’s a nourishing lentil recipe with a hearty tomato flavor and excellent with sliced avocado and pickled red onions.

14. Vegan breakfast burrito

Vegan breakfast burrito with tofu scramble

Make this easy and delicious vegan breakfast burrito in just 15 minutes.

Fill it with tofu scramble, black beans, and bell pepper, and top it with cashew sour cream, avocado, and hot sauce.

15. Black bean soup

Black bean soup with avocado slices

This creamy black bean soup is an easy one-pot recipe packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants.

Serve with sliced avocado on top and fresh cilantro. You’ll love this black bean soup because of its rich and hearty taste, spicy and smokey notes, and creamy texture.

16. Chickpea pasta salad

chickpea pasta salad with a fork in a bowl

This chickpea pasta salad is excellent for meal preppotlucks, and picnics.

It can also be a quick lunch or a meatless dinner; mixing pasta with chickpeas is the perfect combination to make you feel satiated and nourished.

17. Easy chickpea salad

Chickpea salad in a bowl with a fork

You’ll love this easy salad recipe because it is freshcolorfulnutritious, and fulfilling.

We mix fresh veggies, nutty chickpeas, creamy avocado, and a tangy mustard dressing to make this salad a lunch winner.

18. Stuffed eggplant with avocado

stuffed eggplant with avocado spread, tomatoes, and roasted chickpeas

This Italian-inspired roasted eggplant recipe is topped with Avocado spread, cherry tomatoes, and crispy roasted chickpeas.

It’s an easy dinner idea with plenty of healthy nutrients and a Mediterranean flavor base.

19. Black bean mango salad

Mango Quinoa Salad with avocado

Black bean mango salad is a satisfying meal with juicy mangocreamy avocado, bell peppersnutty black beans, and nourishing quinoa.

We rely on a beautiful, easy-to-make cilantro lime dressing that adds a tangy and slightly sweet taste to this vibrant salad recipe to tie everything together.

20. Watermelon salad

Watermelon cucumber salad with feta and avocado.

Watermelon salad is a must-try for the hot summer months and barbecue season.

Add crisp cucumber, sliced basil leaves, and thinly sliced red onion to the watermelon cubes. Try it with diced avocado to make our salad recipe even tastier and creamier.

21. Flatbread pizza with avocado spread

Chipotle sauce and avocado flatbread

We top the pizza flatbreads with three easy toppings inspired by different cuisines.

Try the Italian (melted cheese, basil, and tomatoes), the Greek (sundried tomato pesto, olives, and yogurt), and the Californian (mashed avocado and a quick chipotle sauce).

22. Mashed chickpea salad with avocado

Guacamole with mashed chickpeas in a sandwich

Vegan tuna or chickpea tuna is an easy, fun, and tasty recipe that uses mashed chickpeas and a few other simple ingredients to recreate the flavor of tuna salad.

Make your mashed chickpea salad with avocado instead of mayonnaise for a plantbased, creamy sandwich idea.

23. Hummus sandwich

Hummus sandwich after assembling

This hummus sandwich is the perfect recipe for a quick and healthy breakfast, easy lunch, or dinner.

You can prepare it with homemade or store-bought hummus, crunchy fresh veggies, meaty roasted red peppers, tangy pickled vegetables, and toasted slices of your favorite bread.

24. Mango salad

Mango salad with radicchio

Sweet and juicy mango pairs perfectly with creamy avocadocrunchy red bell peppertangy shallots or mild red onions, and spicy red chilies.

We recommend serving this vegan salad with baby spinach or beautiful purple radicchio; its slightly bitter and spicy taste melds perfectly with the sweetness of ripe mango.

25. Buddha bowl

Buddha bowl with peanut sauce

Buddha Bowl is a colorful and wholesome plantbased meal with rice, spinach, diced mango, carrot ribbons, cabbage, cucumber, sliced avocado, and grilled tofu.

Top it with pickled red onion and a generous drizzle of peanut sauce for a satiating and delicious meal.

25 easy avocado recipes with salads, spreads, and stews.

25 Easy Avocado Recipes

By: Nico Pallotta
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Take your pick from our 25 easiest and creamiest avocado recipes.
Learn how to make the creamiest, most delicious avocado spread to eat in sandwiches and on toast or serve as a dip with warm pita bread and veggie sticks.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 – 6 people
Course: Brunch, Dip, Snack, Spread, Starter
Cuisine: American


  • Food processor


  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or more to taste
  • ½ clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt or more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and score its flesh with the tip of a knife.
    Then, scoop the flesh out and add it to a food processor.
    scoping out the avocado
  • Peel the garlic, cut it in half lengthwise, and remove its core, if any, with the tip of a knife. Next, slice the garlic and add it to the food processor.
    removing core of the garlic
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the food processor: tahinifreshly squeezed lemon juicesalt, and black pepper.
    ingredients in a food processor
  • Pulse until you reach your desired texture. You might have to stop once or twice to scrape down the sides of the food processor.
    We think the avocado spread should be almost completely smooth, without too many avocado pieces.
    avocado spread in a food processor
  • Taste, adjust for salt and lemon juice, then transfer to a bowl and serve as a dip or a spread.
    avocado spread on toast with roasted chickpeas and cherry tomatoes


Nutrition information is an estimate for 1 large portion of avocado spread out 4.
Don’t have a food processor? No worries. You can make this recipe with a blender, potato masher, and even with a fork, mashing the avocado first, then adding in the other ingredients.
– Make Ahead: avocado spread (like most avocado-based recipes) is best eaten soon after it’s made.
Avocados are hard to store once they are out of their shell because they contain many antioxidants that turn brown as soon as they come in contact with air.
– Refrigerator: to store avocado spread leftovers, transfer them into a bowl, level it with a spoon, and cover it with a thin layer of lemon juice.
Next, cover it with plastic wrap, pushing down the wrap with your fingers making sure it’s in contact with the avocado. Keep in the fridge for max 38 hours.
When you take it out of the refrigerator, remove the wrap and stir the spread well with a spoon to mix in the lemon juice.


Calories: 209kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 11g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Potassium: 537mg, Dietary Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 153IU, Vitamin B6: 0.3mg, Vitamin C: 15mg, Vitamin E: 2mg, Vitamin K: 21µg, Calcium: 25mg, Folate: 91µg, Iron: 1mg, Manganese: 0.2mg, Magnesium: 37mg, Zinc: 1mg
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