Avocados, or "tree bacon" as Will Gordon so cleverly nicknamed them, are on my eternal shopping list. When cruising past the avocado pile in the produce section, I can't help but feel around for the good ones and put a few in the basket. How did I just spend $12 on avocados?! Oops, well, you can take the girl out of California, but...
Not a day goes by when I wouldn't eat an avocado sliced up and drizzled with some good olive oil and coarse sea salt for an anytimemeal. 7 a.m. mashed on toast or midnight snack with Sriracha, really anytime. It's never not avocado o'clock.
But like bananas, avocados peak in ripeness and have a pretty short window for prime enjoyment. So when I find myself with eight avocados to use up (quick! ahh! too much of a good thing!!), here are some go-to recipes for avocadorama.
Carrot and Avocado Salad with Crunchy Seeds
This is the salad at ABC Kitchen that everyone is still talking about the next morning. The creamy slices of avocado with cumin roasted carrots and a scattering of crunch from pumpkin, sunflower, and sesame seeds. Then there's that tangy cloud-like dollop of sour cream.
Potato Tacos with Avocado and Tomatillo Salsa
Mashed potatoes stuffed into a fried tortilla—it is a thing of beauty. Crispy tortillas give way to fluffy potatoes inside, with the guacamole and crema binding it all together.
Avocado on a stick! Fany Gerson, the queen of paletas, captures all the natural creaminess of the avocado and sweetens them slightly to make this refreshing 'cado ice pop.
More Avocado Recipes!
The Best Basic Guacamole
12+ Ways to Amp Your Guac
Greener Goddess Dressing
Bi-Rite Market's Fennel, Blood Orange, and Avocado Salad
Jícama-Avocado Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Crab, Avocado & Potato Terrine
Crab and Avocado Sandwich
Avocado Panini with Brie, Mozzarella, Sun Dried Tomatoes
Alton Brown's Sardine-Avocado Sandwich
Quinoa Salad with Corn, Tomatoes, Avocado, and Lime
Avocado Pound Cake
Chocolate Avocado Cake With Avocado Buttercream
Chocolate Avocado Milkshake