Avocados are a staple in kitchens everywhere, but there’s so much more to them than just guacamole. Ready to shake things up a bit? We’ve put together some of the most creative and slightly controversial ways to use this versatile fruit. From sweet desserts to savory surprises, these ideas will have you seeing avocados in a whole new light.

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Avocado Chocolate Mousse

A bowl of chocolate avocado mousse garnished with mint, next to fresh avocado halves on a wooden surface.
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Blend ripe avocados with cocoa powder, sweetener, and vanilla for a creamy, healthy dessert.
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Avocado Toast Variations

Two slices of toasted bread topped with mashed avocado on a kitchen counter, surrounded by various food containers.
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Top avocado toast with extras like radishes, poached eggs, or smoked salmon for a filling meal.
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Avocado Ice Cream

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Mix pureed avocado with condensed milk and lime juice, then freeze for a creamy treat.
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Avocado Smoothies

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Add avocado to smoothies for creaminess, pairing well with greens, berries, and bananas.
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Avocado Soup

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Blend avocado with stock, lime juice, and cilantro for a refreshing chilled soup.
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Stuffed Avocados

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Fill avocado halves with shrimp, crab, or a chickpea salad for a nutritious meal.
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Avocado Fries

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Coat avocado wedges in breadcrumbs, bake or fry, and serve with a spicy sauce.
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Avocado Pesto

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Make a creamy pesto with mashed avocado, basil, garlic, pine nuts, and olive oil.
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Avocado Salad Dressing

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Puree avocado with olive oil, vinegar, garlic, and herbs for a creamy dressing.
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Avocado Brownies

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Replace some butter in brownie batter with pureed avocado for added moisture and nutrients.
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Creamy Avocado Sauce

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Blend avocado into a thick and creamy sauce perfect for tossing with pasta or vegetable noodles.
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Avocado Pancakes

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Avocado pancakes are fluffy, thick and a fun way to change up your breakfast routine. Adults will love their flavor, kids will love the fun color.
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Avocado Muffins

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Using avocados in place of traditional fats in a baked good such as a muffin makes a deliciously light and healthy snack.
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11 Amazing Ways To Use Orange Peels You Haven’t Thought Of

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So, you’ve just enjoyed a juicy orange and are about to toss the peel? Hold up—there’s a whole world of possibilities for those peels that often go overlooked. From creating your own natural cleaning solutions to whipping up some surprisingly sweet snacks, let’s explore some awesomely creative ways to give those orange peels a second life.

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11 Creative Ways To Upgrade Your Bowl Of Instant Ramen

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Ramen is a simple dish with an uncanny ability to morph from a humble cupboard staple into a gourmet experience, fitting just as comfortably in the hands of a college student as it does on the menu of a fancy eatery.

Straight-out-of-the-packet ramen has its charm, sure. It’s quick, easy, and comforting in its predictability. But with a sprinkle of creativity and a dash of extra effort, that basic bowl can be transformed into something truly spectacular.

Here are our favorite tweaks to add flavor and personalization turning an inexpensive, quick meal into a grown-up dining experience.

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