I’m not exaggerating when I say that I very well may love avocados more than anyone else in the world. Not a day goes by that I don’t consume at least one, and just the thought of cutting into a perfectly ripe avocado makes my mouth water and heart skip a beat. I once thought it was just us Texans who went crazy for this delectable fruit (yes, fruit), but cooks and foodies all over are celebrating both their versatility and high nutritional value. So for today’s 10 Best, we’ve rounded up some of the most delicious and unique dishes that showcase everyone’s favorite ingredient du jour. Click through, and if you love avocados as much as I do, leave a comment and let us know your favorite way to enjoy!


1. Avocado and Shrimp Ceviche from Very Fond of Food, via Huffington Post

2. Guacamole Cups from Gimme Some Oven

3. Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup from Tartelette

4. Avocado Salad from Martha Stewart

5. Beet, Avocado, & Citrus Salad from Camille Styles!

6. Portobello Mushrooms with Kale Pesto Guacamole from Bev Cooks

7. Sesame Crusted Avocado and Cabbage Spring Rolls from Naturally Ella

8. Avocado Salsa Verde to complement Sweet Potato Burrito from Cookie and Kate

9. Avocado Sorbet from Luxirare

10. Chocolate Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting from Love & Lemons

20 comments
  1. 1
    Jeanine Donofrio | February 22, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I think I love them more than anyone in the world too 🙂 That avocado & shrimp ceviche looks stunning!

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    Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles | February 22, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Avocados are hands-down one of my favorite foods, Chanel, so I am in love with this post. And, I think that shrimp and avocado ceviche is calling my name. Delish!

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    Sarah [Sarah The Architect] | February 22, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I agree, avocados are the best!! I’ll eat them with anything, even desserts thanks to Jeanine! 😉

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe | February 22, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    I love this post – avocados are one of my favorite things and I’ve been buying them by the bagful! My favorite way to eat them is smashed on toast with sea salt and pepper. Yum!

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    Camille Styles | February 22, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I am so thrilled about this roundup – so many ways to feed my avocado addiction, so little time! I’m especially excited to try that ceviche, as well Katie. And Amanda – I agree that nothing’s better than avocado on toast! For breakfast, lunch, dinner… so good.

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    Lauren Craig (@PerpetuallyChic) | February 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    As a fellow Texan and avocado lover, I really enjoyed this little roundup! My favorite way to eat them is grilled and then topped with fresh goodies (like this: http://bit.ly/PI12w2) — so, so good.

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    Angelica Golden | February 25, 2013 at 1:21 am

    That avocado sorbet looks amazing! My favorite is simply avocado smashed on toast with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and fresh cracked pepper, and red pepper flakes–the best!

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    Manuela | February 25, 2013 at 7:33 am

    A friend once made an avocado, mango and quinoa (with a drizzle of lemon) salad – so good I now make it regularly.
    My favourite way to eat them however is mixed with hearts of palm, sweetcorn and green chicory leaves (with a dijon mustard, oil and cider vinegar dressing)… unusual but amazing!

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    Tiffany D'Souza | February 25, 2013 at 8:55 am

    This is perfect! I love avocados! I have been looking everywhere for different ways to include them into my daily diet, rather than the mundane way of eating them straight as it is with some honey drizzled on them – which is good too, but variety is much more fun. Thanks for the recipes.

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    Rachie | February 27, 2013 at 5:13 am

    Big fan as well and the hubs LOVES them! Some delicious ideas here – thanks hun x

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    Kris | February 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    Wow, I would eat every single thing in this slideshow. Those guacamole cups look scrumpticous!

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    Kate | March 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

    One of everything, please! Avocados are my favorite. Thank you very much for including my burrito in your roundup!

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    Katherine | March 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Ummmmmmm my mouth is watering!! I eat a large Hass avocado everyday…sometimes more than that hehe. I will absolutely be trying most if not all of these! Thanks for posting Chanel!

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    Clem | May 7, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Besides the lovely salad where can I get the fabulous tablecloth?!

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    Bill Knight | May 25, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I like them with hickory or mesquite seasoning salt.

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