10 Avocado Recipes For Avocado Haters


Looking to get the benefits of avocado in your diet, but you can’t stand the taste or texture of it? Not everyone loves avocado despite its massive popularity in recent times. Let us look into some avocado recipes for all the avocado haters out there.

How to eat avocado if you don’t like it?

The best way to eat avocado if you don’t like it is to mask it with something else to take the taste and texture away. Avocado can be mashed or blended easily which means it can be added to sauces, smoothies, desserts or bakes.

Not everyone realises that avocado can be used in baking – its oily qualities mean it can substitute other traditional ingredients to enrich cake mixtures or pancake batter.

Making it into sauces also works well which can be used on pasta, salads and soups. You can now get avocados in you or your family’s diets without barely knowing.

Here is a list of 10 recipes that even the most intense avocado haters will undoubtedly enjoy:

Avocado Pasta Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 large ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 finely sliced green onion
  • 1 chopped medium tomato
  • Juice of a quarter lemon
  • ¼ tsp minced garlic
  • 8 oz uncooked pasta of choice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  • Cook your pasta following the instructions on the packaging. Before you drain the pasta, reserve ½ cup of the pasta water for later.
  • Mash the avocado as smooth as possible or run it through a food processor.
  • To the mashed avocado, add your garlic, lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Stir and taste for seasoning adjustments.
  • Add ¼ cup of the reserved pasta water and stir.
  • Mix in the tomatoes, green onion, and pasta. Toss it around until the sauce coats all the pasta. 
  • If you find the pasta sauce to be too thick, add a little more water.

Note: If you want to mask the avocado flavor further, you can add other veggies such as broccoli, kale, spinach, and colored peppers.

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Smoothies

Ingredients

  • ½ a ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • ½ a banana
  • Milk or water to liquidize
  • Protein powder (optional)

Method

  • Toss everything in a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.
  • Add more liquid if you want a thinner consistency.
  • Pour into a glass and serve immediately.

Note: You can add any extras such as chia seeds, nuts, dark chocolate, or honey if you want. You can also omit the cocoa and use other fruits or veggies to change the flavor to your liking.

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tin dessert cream (nestle or any brand you prefer)
  • Chocolate shavings

Method

  • Toss all 3 ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. No lumps should be present.
  • Pour the mixture into a dessert dish.
  • Place the dessert into the fridge until chilled
  • Add a handful of chocolate shavings just before serving

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe avocados peeled and pitted
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, agave, honey, or sweetener of choice
  • Milk of choice
  • ½ tsp of vanilla extract or essence
  • A pinch of salt

Method

  • Puree the avocados in a blender, add the remaining ingredients, and blitz until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Use enough milk to your consistency.
  • Scrape a spatula down the sides of the blender to make sure the ingredients are incorporated well.
  • Dish the mousse into individual serving bowls and place it in the fridge to cool down and hold shape.

Note: You can decorate the mousse as desired and if you want, fold chocolate chips into the mixture before transferring it to serving bowls.

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • 1 tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 16 oz heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)

Method

  • Whip the heavy cream till fluffy and stiff.
  • Add the avocado, condensed milk, and cocoa to a blender and blitz it until smooth and creamy.
  • Transfer the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  • Fold the cream into the avocado mixture until well combined.
  • Place into a silicone ice cream mold, freezer-safe container or popsicle molds.
  • Freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
  • Remove the mixture and let it rest for 2-3 minutes before dishing and serving.

Note: omit the cocoa if you don’t want chocolate-flavored ice cream. Add vanilla extract or any other flavor extract you would like.

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients

  • 2 medium avocados, ripe, pitted, and peeled
  • ½ cup maple syrup, agave, honey, or sweetener of choice
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • ¾ tsp vanilla essence
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • A pinch of salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips

Method

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Prepare an 8inch x 8inch baking pan by lightly greasing it and setting it aside for later.
  • In a blender, blitz the avocado and sweeteners till well combined.
  • Add the 2 eggs and vanilla extract to the blender and allow it to mix well. Remember to scrape the sides down.
  • Pour the mixture into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the flour and cocoa powder (sifted) into the avocado mixture and mix well.
  • Add the baking powder and pinch of salt. Mix until well incorporated.
  • Toss the chocolate chips into the batter and mix, so it’s evenly combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Spread it evenly with a spatula.
  • Bake it for 25-30 minutes in the oven until done. You can test to see it by pushing a toothpick into the middle of the batter.
  • Once the brownie has baked through, you can remove it from the oven and let it cool. Cut it into squares and serve.

Note: You can also sprinkle an extra handful of chocolate chips or nibs over the batter in the pan to make it richer.

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Milkshake

Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe avocado peeled and pitted
  • 25 oz milk of choice
  • Quarter cup sugar or honey

Method

  • Put the avocado, milk, and sweetener into a blender and blitz until smooth and no lumps are present.
  • If you find the milkshake thicker than you would like, add more milk and blitz again.
  • Taste for sweetness and adjust as needed.
  • Serve cold

Note: Start by adding half the amount of milk and check for consistency after blending. Add more milk as needed. Continue to taste for sweetness. You can add cocoa powder to turn it into a chocolate milkshake or serve it with ice cream.

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients

  • 2 small peeled and pitted ripe avocadoes
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk of choice

Method

  • Add all the ingredients to a baking machine bowl, a blender, or a food processor.
  • Blend it until the ingredients are well incorporated, and there are no lumps from the avocado.
  • Scrape the sides of the mixing bowl or blender to get any mixture that is stuck.
  • Check the consistency. If you find it too thick, add an extra spoon of milk.
  • Use the frosting immediately.

Note: Try to be careful when adding extra milk to thin the frosting out. A tiny bit too much will make your frosting runny. Check for sweetness before you use the frosting and adjust as needed.

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Truffles

Ingredients

  • 2 small ripe avocadoes peeled, pitted, and mashed smoothly
  • 1 ½ cups melted chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup coconut

Method

  • Put the smoothly mashed avocado, melted chocolate chips, vanilla extract, and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Mix it up till all the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Refrigerate the mixture for 15 minutes to stiffen slightly.
  • Prepare 2 plates – one with the cocoa powder and one with the coconut.
  • Remove the mixture from the fridge.
  • Scoop 1 tsp of the truffle batter and roll it between your hands to make a truffle ball. Dip it in the cocoa powder or coconut and set it aside as you go.
  • Put the completed truffle back in the fridge for an additional 10 minutes to hold up the shape and then serve.

Note: You can use dark or semisweet chocolate, depending on your taste preference. For coating, you can also use crushed pistachio nuts or drizzle melted chocolate. Be creative and make it to suit your liking.

Here are some alternative recipes:

Avocado Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 2 large avocadoes peeled and pitted
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 ripe medium tomatoes, diced
  • 50 oz broth (chicken or veg)
  • 3 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 finely chopped jalapenos, seeded
  • 1/3 cup cooked corn
  • 1 ½ lbs shredded chicken breasts (optional)

Method

  • Warm your oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add the green onions and jalapenos to the hot olive oil and saute for about 2 minutes until tender.
  • Place the garlic into the pot to saute for 30 seconds.
  • Pour in the broth, and as it starts coming to a boil, add the tomatoes and spices.
  • If you are using chicken, now is the time to add it to the pot. If you use precooked chicken, only add it at the end.
  • Allow the mixture to boil using medium to high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to a medium setting and cook it till the chicken is done (if added).
  • Suppose there’s no chicken; your soup will be almost ready. Turn the heat to low or set it to warm.
  • Mix in the lime juice, cilantro and cooked corn. You can also add your precooked chicken at this point.
  • Dish the soup in your serving bowl, and add half an avocado to your soup.
  • Serve it with the sides of choice such as bread, tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese, etc.

Note: While most people would have the soup with cut-up avocado pieces, you can puree the avocado and stir it in. That way you won’t bite into the avocado and the rest of the ingredients will mask the flavor of the avocado.

Here are some alternative recipes:

More Ways To Get Avocado In Your Diet

Here are a few other ways to add avocado into your meals without making a whole recipe out of it.

  • Cut the avocado very thinly and add it to sandwiches, wraps, and salads with several other ingredients you enjoy.
  • Mash it up and mix it with pesto to make a veggie dip. The pesto will mask the taste of the avocado along with the items you use for dipping.
  • Make guacamole. Guac probably doesn’t sound like a good option for avocado haters, but if you add the right ingredients and seasoning, the avocado flavor won’t be too potent. You can layer the guac in nachos to mask the taste further. See my article make bland guacamole taste better.
  • Mix the avocado into hummus if you enjoy hummus. The taste of hummus is pretty palatable and can help mask the flavor of avocado.
  • If you can’t have the actual avocado fruit at all, use avocado oil. You don’t taste the avocado flavor in your food, but you still get the benefits of it.
  • Use avocado tortilla wraps instead of the regular ones. The avocado flavor is very subtle and will bind with the rest of the items you put in it.
  • Like the brownie recipe, you can use it to make chocolate cake and other cookies.
  • If all fails, mash it up and use it as a face and hair mask!

Here are some recipes you can use:

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