Guacamole is divine, yes. But rich, creamy avocado can boost the flavor of so much more than appetizers. To wit:
How do you improve upon a classic like pasta salad? Add a new flavor/texture element, like avocado.
"OH YA—this was the best damn soup I ever ate and I am a soup fan. Never thought of cooking it from scratch but glad I did as you can't get this in a restaurant. My girlfriend was amazed and I am a hero." — GMSDRUMMER
#Protip: If you score a screaming deal on avocados, here's how to freeze the extra for later.
Blogger Erica of My Colombian Recipes calls this light and bright soup ideal for lunch, a quick dinner, or even an elegant party appetizer served with a glass of wine.
"OMG THIS WAS AWESOME! I made this at the last minute and made to recipe exactly as stated. I let it chill for about 45 minutes and it was so good, that's all I ate for dinner." — Jenski
"The contrast between the soft and fresh avocado and the creaminess of a poached egg is brilliant. Good thing it's also very healthy and satisfying." — NYJEN
"Boy am I glad I tried this recipe despite my initial doubts...the avocado and cheese blended really nicely and the cherry tomatoes are little pockets of flavor to bite into." — LynnInHK
"Nice! I really enjoyed this...a nice change from the usual recipes for chicken salad with mayo." — Christina
And for a decadent, dairy-free dessert: Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Here's even more avocado inspiration. Happy cooking!