Working avocados into your regular rotation of family meals may be easier (and more delicious) than you ever imagined! Available year-round and abundant in American supermarket produce sections (check out how to identify them here!), Avocados from Mexico lend themselves to tasty dishes, no matter the time of day. And the even better news? You don’t have to have a pantry or fridge full of ingredients OR endless amounts of time to produce creative, show-stopping dishes.
The key ingredient is avocado, of course. If you only really buy avocado for guacamole and you want to make sure you start buying avocados that will be ripe for a week’s work of meal prep, check out this quick and handy video for a pro tip.
These three recipes — one for breakfast, one for lunch or dinner, and one for snack-time — are easy, fast, and practical, only requiring three ingredients. Talk to us online and let us know which ones are your favorites!
Breakfast: Baked Avocado Egg Boats
Even if you don’t consider yourself a morning person, you’ll want to hop out of bed to prep (and eat) these adorable avo-egg boats. All you really need for two servings is one avocado, two eggs, and some fresh lime juice; salt and pepper and paprika are optional. If you’re feeling extra inspired, you can top with crispy bacon, tomatoes, or cilantro (or a combination of all three).
Lunch or Dinner: Avocado Chicken (or Tuna) Salad
Chicken and tuna lend themselves to seemingly endless variations when it comes to salads, and if you’re a scratch cook, you probably change the ingredients you add each time you make one of these salads, adjusting ingredients based on what you have at hand. But if you’re short on time (or ingredients), you can make a delicious chicken- or tuna-avo salad with just three items: the chicken or tuna, avocado, and cilantro or another leafy herb of your choice.
Mash the avocado, which takes the place of mayonnaise, so that it can bind the three ingredients together. Add cubed or diced chicken or tuna and a fistful of roughly chopped cilantro leaves, mix, and there you have it: a fast, delicious, and filling meal!
Snack: Dairy-free Mango Avocado Smoothie
Whether you’re lactose-intolerant or you’re just looking for a quick shake recipe that doesn’t require many ingredients, this dairy-free mango avocado smoothie is a winner. With frozen, cubed mango as one-third of the ingredient trio, your actual prep work will be limited to slicing the avocado and scooping its flesh into the blender, adding orange juice (and a bit of water) and pureéing to perfection!