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13 Amazing Avocado Recipes

Aug 9 2014 - 5:30am

In California, we've been getting some awesomely delicious avocados lately. Chalk it up to avocado season, which runs from Spring to Fall. Even if you don't live in the Golden State, chances are that green fruit you're savoring is from here anyway. Ninety percent of the nation's crop comes out of California. From sandwiches and salads to salsas and other tropical-tinged flavor combinations, avocado is surprisingly versatile. Here are 13 of our favorite ways to enjoy it.

— Additional reporting by Emily Bibb and Hilary White

Photo: POPSUGAR Studios, Katie Sweeney, and Lauren Hendrickson

Smoked Salmon Sandwich

If you love sushi, then you'll love this smoked salmon sandwich [1] with avocado and wasabi cream cheese.

Savory Sopaipillas

Top pan-fried sopaipillas [2] with avocado for a savory twist.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Classic Guacamole

Creamy guac [3] doesn't need any added frills — it holds its own when paired simply with tortilla chips and topped with a splash of lime.

Photo: Katie Sweeney

Guacamole Mason Jar Salad

Think of this mason jar salad [4] as deconstructed guacamole with a hefty dose of greens.

Photo: Nicole Perry

Avocado Soup

Cooldown with a creamy avocado and corn soup [5] topped with tomato, scallions, and briny crab.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Pineapple Avocado Salsa

It's time to take your salsa inspiration to the tropics with this pineapple salsa [6]. The sweet, acidic, and spicy flavors go great on grilled fish tacos and tortilla chips alike!

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Tropical Green Smoothie

For a tropical getaway in a cup, blend up this avocado smoothie [7]. It's thick, creamy, and mouth-puckering.

Photo: Anna Monette Roberts

Crisped Proscuitto and Avocado Crostini

These crisped prosciutto and avocado crostini [8] are incredibly easy, and the resulting bite is sure to be a hit with guests.

California Sushi Roll

Homemade sushi's not as hard as everyone makes it out to be. Cut your teeth on a California roll [Array], which stars cucumbers, imitation crabmeat, and, of course, dreamy avocado.

Avocado Tartine

Create an astoundingly gourmet snack with little more than an avocado, bread, hot sauce, and a drizzle of olive oil.

Bacon Guacamole

Smoky bacon and creamy avocado come together for the ultimate tortilla chip dip [9].

Photo: Katie Sweeney

Tropical Fruit Salad With Arugula and Pickled Shallots

For an unexpected salad [10], mix tropical fruit with avocado, peppery arugula, and other savory ingredients.

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Avocado Coconut Popsicle

Remember, avocado is a fruit, making it an option for sweet treats too. Try dabbling in avocado desserts with these easy-to-make avocado and coconut milk popsicles [11].

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

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