From pasta sauce to pudding, and even crème brulée, it seems there’s nothing the humble avocado can’t do. It’s so popular nowadays that London’s Selfridge’s has jumped on the avocado train and is using it as a base for vegan gelato, while Primal Kitchen now makes an avocado oil-based ranch dressing. It seems the only limit of the fruit is creativity.

We’ve stepped up from the classic bowl of guacamole and collected 11 unique recipes that are sure to impress even the toughest of food critics and increase your avocado game ten-fold.

11 Vegan Recipes That Highlight Why Avocadoes Have Their Own Month


1. Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding

You’ll never forget the day the stars aligned to marry chocolate, peanut butter, avocado, and veganism. This dish can be whipped up whenever and wherever there’s avocado so you’ll never get avocold feet.

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2. Avocado Nigiri

Rice and avocado are almost more iconic than peanut butter and jelly. With a strip of nori bonding the two together, this combination will more than satisfy any avocado-lover and those partial to a sushi feast.

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3. Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto

Weekend light lunches or refreshing weeknight meals just got taken up a notch. Add this recipe to your personal repertoire for a healthier, kinder spin on a classic dish.

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4. Vegan Creamy Chocolate Avocado Ice Cream

Snuggle up in your favorite nook with a good book and a generous bowl of this nostalgic dessert that won’t leave you feeling bloated like dairy ice cream can.

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5. Creamy Avocado Vanilla Smoothie

Start your morning right with this nutritious, healthy fat-packed drink. Or opt for this recipe pre or post-workout to fuel your body with green, clean ingredients.

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6. Avocado Macadamia Pear Salad

If there’s one thing that compares to the decadence of spooning avocado right out of the shell, it’s finding a creative way to use it and complement its unique texture and flavor. This recipe does all the imagining for you and is perfect for your next social event.

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7. Coconut Crusted Avocado Fries

If carbs aren’t your bandwagon but fries are, you’ll want to bookmark this recipe. Enjoy these creamy-on-the-inside, crunchy-on-the-outside snacks with your favorite vegan dips.

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8. Avocado Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes

Be the host or hostess of the year by serving up a tray of these. The flavors are in perfect harmony and you can make it with garden-fresh ingredients.

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9. Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cookies

If you’re looking to step up from the conventional cookie, get your apron out and start baking these unique treats.

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10. Avocado Crème Brulée

If you long for the satisfaction that comes from a perfect classic crème brulée, dive into one of these decadent treats for a healthier vegan version. Avocado is fruit so it counts as fruit salad, right?

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11. Five-Ingredient Vegan Avocado Truffles

Satisfy any sweet tooth with these simple truffles. Plus, it’s super therapeutic to put some beats on and jam out while rolling truffles.

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