8 Avocado Recipes (Besides Guacamole)

More than guacamole

Though avocados are known best as the creamy main ingredient in guacamole, they are high in healthy monounsaturated fats and a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Sample our 8 ways to bite, nibble, and spoon up this fantastic fruit.

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ALT (Avocado, Lettuce, and Tomato) Sandwiches

This vegetarian take on the BLT makes for a lighter, equally rich lunch. The heart-healthy fats from the avocados fill you up, while providing a creamy texture.

Ingredients: Fat-free mayonnaise, whole-grain bread, romaine lettuce, tomato, avocado, cucumber, Swiss cheese

Calories: 305


Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos

This recipe uses the avocado’s creamy texture as a replacement for cheese or mayonnaise-based sauces. Unlike these saturated fat-filled sauces, avocados are full of heart-healthy fats that may actually keep you slim. Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 9.30.43 AM

Ingredients: Shrimp, black beans, scallions, avocado, black pepper, salsa verde, cilantro, tortillas, limes, red bell pepper

Calories: 453

Try this recipe: Cilantro-Lime Shrimp Tacos

Avocado and Shrimp Sushi

Using mashed fiber-rich avocado makes this California-style sushi easy to roll. If you want a boost of fiber, switch to brown rice, and be sure to serve the sushi with the typical low-cal accompaniments of wasabi, low-sodium soy sauce, and pickled ginger. Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 9.32.54 AM

Ingredients: Short-grain white rice, rice vinegar, wasabi, avocado, cilantro, shrimp, nori sheets, chives, cucumbers

Calories: 365

Try this recipe: Avocado and Shrimp Sushi

Read the Full 8 Avacodo Recipes at Health.com