We obviously love avocado and enjoy using it in many different facets of our lives. While many might associate the green fruit as the main ingredient of guacamole or as a delicious addition to any meal, most probably don’t know that there are also ways to use its oil, too! With its mild nutty taste, avocado oil is a great addition to your shopping list.
Here are 10 ways you can add avocado oil to your life. You’ll thank us later!
: Mix 1 part avocado oil to 2 parts brown sugar — a natural exfoliant — and rub on your skin to slough off dead cells and moisturize your skin.
If you’ve noticed more infused oils popping up on grocery store shelves and you’ve thought about trying them, there’s no need to splurge to discover which one you like. Instead, buy a bottle of avocado oil and a few small glass jars, and make your own infused oils for cooking. Rosemary, jalapeño, and lemon are some great options.
If you love the taste of nuts but can’t actually eat them, this melon-prosciutto appetizer can be made nut-free by leaving out the almonds and replacing them with a drizzle of nutty-tasting avocado oil.
: Replace regular oil with avocado oil when you make your favorite dressing. Or make this surprisingly delicious vinaigrette with 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/2 cup avocado oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Combine in a bowl and add to your green salad.
: Combine 1 egg yolk (at room temperature,) 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1–1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice. Trickle in 3/4 cup avocado oil as you whisk until the mixture is creamy and well-blended. Refrigerate and use within two days.
: Avocado oil is ideal because it can take high heat. Marinate protein (chicken, fish, beef) in some avocado oil and your favorite spices. Discard excess marinade and grill.
: A drizzle on pizzas and soups adds a touch of nutty flavor and color to your food. Of course, ripe avocado cubes or slices also make a great finishing touch. All you have to do is cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and slice through the avocado meat both length-wise and width-wise. This video shows you just how easy it is!
: Combine avocado oil with dried herbs and spices to create delectable bread-dipping oil: ground pepper, crushed dried rosemary, red pepper flakes, oregano, and dill all work well. Let your imagination run wild!
: Use avocado oil instead of corn or canola oil in your baked goods. You can even swap avocado oil for butter in many recipes.
: Thinly slice potatoes, parsnips, or any other root vegetable with a mandoline. Place a single layer of veggie slices on a baking tray and drizzle with avocado oil. Bake at 375 F for 20 minutes or until crisp. Sprinkle with salt and enjoy with some guacamole! If you are enjoying it with some delicious guacamole, this video shows you how to pour a thin layer of water or milk over your guac to keep it green if you have some leftovers.