Food trends often come and go, but the avocado seems to be here to stay. These rich and buttery fruits have a ton of health benefits and can be spread on toast, paired with poached eggs, tossed in salads or smashed onto sandwiches. But have you ever used avocado oil? It’s high in heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, it’s mild in taste and stable in high heat — making it great to cook with. Unlike coconut oil, it doesn’t solidify at room temperature, so you don’t need to melt it before use. Try using this delicious, healthy and versatile oil in these seven recipes.
1. GRAPEFRUIT AVOCADO SALAD WITH HEARTS OF PALM | EATING BIRD FOOD
Featuring a dynamic duo of citrus and avocado, this salad is flavorful, light and refreshing — and it has a tasty dressing made with avocado oil. Juicy grapefruit is paired with avocado and arugula for a show-stopping salad that will tingle your taste buds. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 411; Total Fat: 33g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 19g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 648mg; Carbohydrate: 28g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 6g
2. PAN-ROASTED SEA BASS WITH CITRUS AND AVOCADO OIL | BON APPÉTIT
Amp up your weeknight dinner with this simple but elegant meal. Succulent sea bass is paired with tangy citrus segments and creamy avocado. This vibrant dish is a feast for both the eyes and stomach. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 415 ; Total Fat: 25g; Saturated Fat: 3.5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 14g; Cholesterol: 74mg; Sodium: 124mg; Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 34g
3. SWEET POTATO BREAKFAST HASH | HELLO GLOW
Get excited for the mornings with this energizing breakfast bowl. This healthy hash is loaded with roasted sweet potatoes, sautéed greens and topped with a fried egg. The balance of healthy fats, protein and complex carbs will keep you full all morning. Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 316; Total Fat: 22g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 14g; Cholesterol: 186mg; Sodium: 145mg; Carbohydrate: 21g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 10g
4. AVOCADO OIL ORANGE BEEF | AVA JANE’S KITCHEN
Chinese takeout gets a modern twist in this dish. Orange beef is traditionally made with peanut or sesame oil, but this recipe uses avocado oil. Since avocado oil can withstand high heat, it is ideal for sautéing and stir-frying. So go on and get your stir-fry on! Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 398; Total Fat: 27g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 16g; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 186mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 30g
5. HEALTHY BANANA BREAKFAST BARS | EGGLESS COOKING
Don’t know what to do with overripe bananas? Make them into banana bars for a quick and healthy breakfast on those busy mornings. Made with wholesome ingredients — bananas, oats and whole-wheat flour — these bars contain less sugar than most store-bought bars. Recipe makes 8 servings at 2 bars each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 180; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 152mg; Carbohydrate: 26g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 9g; Protein: 2g
6. SPICED SHRIMP WITH AVOCADO OIL | COOKING LIGHT
Bring some spice into your life with this scrumptious shrimp recipe. Boldly flavored, this sauteéd shrimp dish is perfect served over pasta, tossed in a salad or added to tacos. Recipe makes 5 servings at 4 ounces shrimp each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 193; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 207mg; Sodium: 335mg; Carbohydrate: 4g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 28g
7. CLEAN EATING BLUEBERRY MUFFINS | IFOODREAL
Tempted to grab a pastry while at the café? Satisfy your sweet tooth by making your own batch of baked goods. Bursting with blueberries, these fluffy muffins are healthy and low in sugar. Recipe makes 12 servings at 1 muffin each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 159; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Sodium: 136mg; Carbohydrate: 24g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 4g