Musings & Contemplations

The Versatility of the Avocado: Recipe Round up

Avocados are known as a super food because they are high in fibre, they can stabilize sugar levels, lower cholesterol, maintain good eye health, protect against cancer, prevent anti ageing and many more.

As well as being an all round body protector they are incredibly versatile and helpful for a vegan cook. The consistency is creamy and it has a very subtle taste which is easily matched to many different flavours.

Here is a list of recipes I have shared that uses avocado in different ways:

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Vegetable Salad with an Avocado dressing

Avocado makes a lovely creamy salad dressing

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Vegetable Salad

For this salad recipe I used an avocado in the dressing to make it thick and creamy. The natural oils made it glossy and the herbs complimented the flavour perfectly.

Using avocado in a dressing can also help to balance out a spicy salad such as this one!

Avocado Mash Bruschetta with Asparagus and Tomatoes

Avocado Mash and Asparagus Bruschetta

Avocado Mash and Asparagus Bruschetta

I made a sort of guacamole for this bruschetta which contrasted nicely with the crunchy toast and tangy tomatoes. Avocado is great when you want something fresh and healthy yet filling!

Vegan Sushi

Great for Vegan sushi

Great for Vegan sushi

I had so much fun making vegan sushi, I really can’t wait to do it again! Avocado was a perfect filling for inside out maki rolls and went perfectly with the pickled sushi ginger and crunchy sesame seeds.

You could also mash the avocado with some chilli for sushi with a hit!

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Creamy Vegan Potato Salad

Traditional potato salad is made with yoghurt or mayonnaise. For my British Classics Made Vegan feature I decided to make a healthy version using blended avocado as the sauce.

This salad would go down a treat at any BBQ or party and the avocado make it extra creamy 🙂

Baked Spinach and Avocado

Baked Avocado (Vega version of Baked Eggs)

Baked Avocado (Vega version of Baked Eggs)

The idea of warm avocado is a little different but it is delicious! I love making baked eggs but I’m aware a lot of my readers are vegan so I wanted to create something they can enjoy.

The avocado stays creamy and melts into the spinach and mushrooms. Avocado for breakfast will also set you up nicely for the day.

BBQ Grilled Avocado with Balsamic Glaze

BBQ Grilled Avocado with Balsamic Glaze

BBQ Grilled Avocado with Balsamic Glaze

Another hot avocado recipe! I went to a BBQ and decided cutting an avocado in half and placing it cut side down on the grill would be nice…and I was right, with a bit of balsamic glaze it was perfect to go with some salads and veggie sausages. This would also be really nice with Ketchup 🙂

Avocado Sandwich Rolls – Afternoon Tea Style

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches!

Afternoon Tea Sandwiches!

Finally my other favourite avocado recipe was this afternoon tea sandwich idea with avocado, cream cheese and cress. As well as being really pretty they were delicious.

Avocado in sandwiches is a great idea, you could blend it to make a vegan cream cheese or slice it to add a silky texture.

What is your favourite way to use avocado? Do you use it to substitute anything to make the recipe vegan?

 

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2 thoughts on “The Versatility of the Avocado: Recipe Round up

  1. Mmm I love avocado!! I most commonly use it as a sandwich spread (sometimes spiced up as “guacamole” and sometimes just mashed up plain), but I have used it in potato salad before and think it is a wonderful substitute for a heavy mayonnaise-based sauce.

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