While the turkey is in the oven and the game is on in the living room, tummies around your home are grumbling in anticipation. That’s why Thanksgiving appetizers are such an important tradition — but there’s always room for improvement.
Avocados are all about making life (and meals) more delicious, and for that we’re grateful. So this Thanksgiving, why not show your gratitude by adding these appetizers to your pre-dinner menu?
Here are some of our favorite Thanksgiving appetizers with avocados that the whole family will be grateful for.
Related: Looking for something to do with all of that leftover turkey? Try our recipes for cold turkey and avocado sandwiches.
To make these heartwarming delights, take all the best flavors of fall and just add avocado. Serve these muffins with pumpkin butter, whipped cream, and cinnamon sugar for an extra-cozy twist. They’re the perfect way to kick off your family’s Thanksgiving Day.
You love Thanksgiving, and you love guacamole, but have you ever thought to combine the two? Featuring green apples, cranberries, and walnuts and served in half of a roasted acorn squash, this autumnal, rustic dip is a hearty way to pass the time until dinner. Serve with tortilla chips during a football game and prepare to be thanked. (Don’t worry; you can thank us later.)
Nothing says Thanksgiving like turkey, but you know how we roll: Our recipe for turkey burger sliders comes with a heaping serving of guacamole. These flavor-packed morsels are a touchdown for the whole family, and they’re filling enough to keep the crew satisfied until dinner.
Mushroom bites are classic Thanksgiving appetizers, but spinach and avocado offer a new perspective on these popular delicacies. Cilantro, lemon juice, and shallots round out this appetizer, creating a cornucopia of flavor. Your guests never knew they could be so thankful.
Looking to add some avocado flair to other holidays? Check out all the exciting ways to incorporate avocado to traditional holiday dishes, and peruse our avocado recipes archive for even more inspiration.