Making the Most of In-Season Ingredients: Avocados

Who doesn’t love the smooth and buttery richness of a perfectly ripe avocado?

And now’s the time to make the most of this favorite, as avocado season winds down over the next month. You use them on salads all the time and your guacamole is a force to be reckoned with, but what about all the other ways to make avocados really shine at your table?

Luckily for you, you’ve got us and we’ve scoured the web for the best recipes you’ve been missing!

 

Bacon-Stuffed Avocados

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Avocados and bacon — how could you possibly go wrong? Whether for an appetizer or a light main course, this delectable combination is sure to wow with its salty, sweet bite, featuring brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic too. You can read more at How Sweet It Is.

 

Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream

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For something even more unconventional, you’ll love this sweet mix of avocado and coconut. It’s a tongue-teasing pairing that plays on avocado’s up-and-coming new status as a favorite addition to sugary dishes as well as savory. Check out this refreshing recipe at Homesick Texan.

 

Avocado Fries

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Okay, so probably not the healthiest way to serve avocados, but don’t they look delicious? Crunchy and creamy at the same time, this rich combo would add flair to a steak or spicy entree. It’s up to your imagination. Read more at Sunset.

 

Shrimp and Avocado in Tamarind Sauce

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Looking for something you can serve for dinner tonight? The avocado here adds a smooth counterpoint to the spicy flavor of the tamarind sauce. Plus, you can cook the jasmine in coconut milk for even more complexity. See the whole recipe at Closet Cooking.

 

Pea and Avocado Penne

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The avocado in this recipe substitutes for cream in a veggie-friendly pesto dish, and the added pine nuts and spinach help make it a healthy dinner for any night of the week. You can even prepare it a few days in advance for a cold pasta salad. Check out the recipe at Veggie Num Num.

 

What are your own favorite ways to enjoy avocados?

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