How to Eat Avocados

Avocados are a versatile fruit, but do you know how and when to eat them to get the most out of their ripeness? Below are some fun facts on how to eat avocados and how to use avocados to brighten up any meal, whatever the time of day.

8 Ways to Eat Avocado

The ways to eat avocados are endless! From raw to cooked, you can enjoy avocados in many forms, on their own or as part of another meal. Their mild flavor and creamy texture make them the perfect addition to any meal or as a snack all by themselves. Here are a few of our favorite ways to eat avocados:

  1. Guacamole – You can never go wrong with this classic. Other than tortilla chips, we suggest dipping your veggies, fruits and other snacks in it too. Also, we recommend adding guacamole as a spread for your sandwiches and burgers.In your tacos and burritos – Nothing like a few slices of fresh avocado on your tacos and burritos to make them extraordinary, special, super flavorful and nutritious!
  2. Baked egg boats with avocado – Eggs and avocados go together like peanut butter and jelly. Well, maybe not really, but they are really good together and are our favorite breakfast combination!
  3. Puréed – Puréed avocado is great on toast and makes a nutrient-dense, convenient breakfast meal. Puree your avocado by scooping out the soft, fleshy part of the fruit, placing it in a food processor or blender until it’s smooth, and add water until you get the consistency you want. This is a fun way to introduce kids to the benefits of avocados.
  4. Mashed – Like puréed avocado, mashed avocado is great for kids or even as a tasty snack for adults. Instead of puréeing the avocado, mash it through with a fork until it’s soft and easy to eat.
  5. Sliced – Sliced avocados go well in breakfasts or salads. Really, sliced avocados dress up any meal whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  6. Cubed – Add a special touch to your salad by adding cubes or slices of avocado to it. If you need tips for cutting your avocado, be sure to check out our other helpful how-to videos.
  7. Halved – You can serve up halved avocados grilled and seasoned. They make tasty side dishes for any meal.
  8. Sauces – Looking for tasty ways to eat avocados that help you add more nutritious fruit to your diet? You can use avocados in guacamole and as a substitute for mayonnaise to make dips, tuna salad, egg salad and potato salad.

READY TO USE YOUR
OVERRIPE
AVOCADO?

Guac it!

  1. Cut the avocado in half lengthwise, twist halves apart and lift pit out with a spoon.
  2. Scoop avocado into a bowl and mash. Add your favorite ingredients. Mix and enjoy your guac.

Common Avocado Questions

  • Can I eat avocado raw?

    Absolutely! Avocado can be eaten raw just like any other fruit. It’s delicious enough to enjoy without extra seasoning or cooking. Add a little bit of salt and enjoy!

  • Can I eat under-ripe avocado?

    Yes, you can, although, ripe avocados have a sweeter, fuller taste and a softer, creamier texture. To tell if an avocado is ripe:

    • Check its color – It should be dark green or brown to nearly black.
    • Feel its texture – A ripe avocado should have a bumpy texture.
    • Check its firmness – Ripe avocados yield to gentle pressure.

    If you need tips on how to ripen an avocado or how to store an avocado, be sure to check out our other helpful how-to videos!

  • What’s the best way to eat avocado?

    It all depends on your tastes. Avocados are versatile enough to add flavor and depth to your breakfast smoothie, your lunchtime sandwich or even your evening salad.

  • Is it bad to eat a serving of avocado a day?

    No, it isn’t as long as you consume your avocado serving (1/3 of a medium avocado) as a part of a balanced diet. Avocados are a significant (or good) source of good fat and contribute 6% to the recommended daily intake of Vitamin E. Just like you enjoy other fruits every day, you can enjoy avocados as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

  • How many avocados can I eat a day?

    As with any good food, you can have too much of a great thing. Eat avocados in moderation, knowing that one portion is 1/3 of a medium-sized avocado, and it contains 80 calories.

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