12 Unexpected Ways to Use Leftover Avocados

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So you have leftover avocados and are bored with the usual avocado recipes like guacamole and toast? Us too! Avocado is a versatile and nutritious fruit that is beloved by many for its creamy texture and rich flavor. Most commonly used in salads, sandwiches, and as a topping for toast, avocado can also be incorporated into your cooking in surprising and delicious ways. Here are 12 unique and unexpected ways to use leftover avocado and they are far from boring!

1. Avocado Smothered Chicken

by Easy Family Recipes

surprising uses for avacado

Indulge in the mouthwatering taste of avocado egg rolls with this delightful Avocado Smothered Chicken dish. A succulent chicken breast is generously smothered with the goodness of avocado and baked to perfection, creating a wholesome and satisfying dinner that captures the essence of one of the most beloved appetizers. With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep time, this one-dish meal is effortless to make and perfect for busy weeknights. Get ready to savor the delectable flavors that this dish has to offer!

2. Whipped Avocado Smoked Salmon Mousse

by Chez Le Reve Francais

surprising uses for avacado

This Smoked Salmon Mousse with Whipped Avocado makes for an excellent appetizer or starter, and is sure to impress your guests when served in shot glasses as an amuse-bouche. The mousse features a rich and creamy smoked salmon base, topped with crunchy cucumber and finished with a silky-smooth whipped avocado and a dash of lime juice. This refreshing combination is a delightful addition to any dinner party or casual outdoor gathering. The best part? The mousse sets beautifully and has a light, fluffy texture without the need for gelatin.

3. Avocado Truffles

by What the Fork

surprising uses for avocado

Try these simple yet delicious Avocado Truffles! Not only are they a healthier alternative to traditional desserts, but they’re also gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and vegan, making them suitable for a variety of dietary needs. Indulge in the creamy, velvety texture of these truffles without any of the guilt.

4. Avocado Gelato

by J Cooking Odyssey

how to use leftover avocados

Beat the summer heat with a luscious and refreshing treat – Avocado Gelato! Bursting with the unique and delightful flavors of avocado, this eggless dessert is rich, creamy, and boasts an ultra-smooth texture that will melt in your mouth. With minimal ingredients required, it’s incredibly easy to make, and you might even want to call it “Avolato” – a perfect fusion of avocado and gelato!

5. Avocado Fries

by The Belly Rules the Mind

how to use leftover avocados

Enjoy the ultimate finger food and appetizer with these delectable Air Fryer Vegan Avocado Fries, accompanied by a homemade dipping sauce. These fries are the perfect combination of crispy on the outside, and creamy on the inside, bursting with flavor that will leave you and your family wanting more. Plus, they’re versatile enough to serve as a vegan, gluten-free, and keto-friendly appetizer at any party or gathering.

6. Blueberry Avocado Pancakes

by Running to the Kitchen

how to use leftover avocados

Indulge in a delicious breakfast with these fluffy and thick Avocado Blueberry Pancakes. Loaded with fresh blueberries and made with ripe avocados, these pancakes are the perfect blend of sweet and savory. Top them off with a perfectly poached egg for the ultimate taste sensation.

7. Avocado Flatbread

by Cook with Kushi

unexpected uses of avocado in cooking

Made with only six ingredients, this super soft and delicious bread is easy to make and can be ready in less than 30 minutes. Not only is it oil-free, but it’s also 100% whole wheat, making it a nutritious addition to any meal.

8. Avocado Chutney

by Green Heart Love

unexpected uses of avocado in cooking

Whip up a batch of this delicious Avocado Chutney in under 10 minutes for a versatile and flavorful sauce that’s perfect for sandwiches, wraps, and as a dip for pita bread, samosas, and pakora. Featuring a blend of creamy avocados, fresh vegetables, and aromatic spices, this recipe is quick and easy to make and will soon become a staple in your kitchen.

9. Spicy Avocado Hummus

by Cupcakes Cutlery

12 Unexpected Ways to Use Leftover Avocados

Packed with protein and spice, this hummus is perfect for dipping veggies, tortilla chips, or pita chips. In just a few minutes, you can whip up this delicious twist on a classic hummus recipe. Enjoy the satisfying flavors and wholesome ingredients of this Spicy Avocado Hummus – your taste buds will thank you!

10. Fudgy Avocado Brownies

by Frugal Mom Eh!

Avocado Dessert Recipes

These Fudgy Avocado Brownies topped with Avocado Frosting are not only gluten-free, but they’re also keto-friendly. They’re made with wholesome ingredients, including avocado, for a guilt-free dessert option. Top them off with creamy avocado frosting for an extra dose of healthy fats and irresistible flavor.

11. Avocado Philly Cheesesteak

by Kimspired Diy

unexpected uses of leftover avocados

Enjoy a delicious and healthy keto meal with these stuffed Philly Cheesesteaks served in an avocado bowl and topped with melted cheese! This low-carb version of the classic Philly Cheesesteak is not only easy to make but also incredibly tasty. Even the kids will love this keto-friendly recipe, making it a great low-carb dinner or lunch option for the whole family.

12. Chocolate Avocado Pudding

by Pass Me a Spoon

Avocado Pudding

This deliciously creamy and decadent chocolate pudding is made with just four simple ingredients – avocados, maple syrup, cocoa powder, and salt. This dessert is perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth, but it’s so healthy that you could even enjoy it for breakfast! With its wholesome ingredients, this pudding is a guilt-free treat that no one would guess is good for you.

Avocado’s creamy texture and mild flavor make it a versatile ingredient that can be used in various unexpected ways in your cooking. From sweet to savory dishes, avocado can add creaminess, healthy fats, and a unique twist to your culinary creations. Explore these unexpected uses for avocado to elevate your cooking and enjoy the deliciousness and nutrition that this amazing fruit has to offer! Let us know your favorite ways to enjoy your leftover avocados.

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