10 Great Ways To Use Avocados This Summer

summer avocado snacks - freshnlean.com Avocados head the list of healthy fruits, although they are often categorized as a vegetable since they taste so great in salads. On a vegan diet or not avocados are a healthy snack, they contain good fats, are linked to reduce the risk of chronic diseases, and rank as a “superfood”. Since they’re typically eaten fresh, their important nutrients aren’t lost in processing or heating.


Need a quick use for a ripe avocado? Check out these easy ways to eat a delectable avocado.

  1. Mash half an avocado with a fork and spread it on whole-grain bread or toast for a quick nourishing breakfast.
  2. Top baked potatoes with avocado butter, made by mashing a ripe avocado with one tablespoon of lemon or lime juice, salt and pepper.
  3. Garnish vegetable, fruit, and whole grain salads with diced avocado and then toss gently to mix.
  4. Stuff avocado halves with brown rice and olives.
  5. Top whole grain crackers with thick slices of avocado and smoked salmon to create a delicious party appetizer.
  6. Combine avocados with berries, apples and mango chunks for a tasty fruit salad.
  7. Create a deliciously different salsa by combining diced avocado, chopped tomatoes, corn kernels, chopped cilantro, pepper and cayenne.
  8. Add diced avocado, diced bell pepper and sliced scallions to cooked pasta.
  9. Put sliced avocado in wraps and sandwiches.
  10. Slice avocado with lemon or lime juice to bring out its flavors and add to a bed of lettuce.


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