10 Recipes to Ensure No Avocado Goes to Waste

10 Recipes to Ensure No Avocado Goes to Waste

These recipes from Rily's culinary experts offer delicious solutions for using those avocados sitting in your kitchen before they turn.

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As an avid avocado enthusiast, I can't resist grabbing them whenever I hit the grocery store. But let's be honest: my timing isn't always on point, and I often find myself staring at overripe avocados in my kitchen, annoyed at myself for not using them sooner.

Thankfully, Rily's collection of recipes featuring avocados has come to my rescue, offering delicious and creative ways to incorporate avocados into every meal.

From breakfast to dinner and everything in between, these recipes have me planning my entire menu around these creamy green gems before they have a chance to go to waste.

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Bruschetta Avocado Toast

Rily's Bruschetta Avocado Toast

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Rily's Bruschetta Avocado Toast is a delightful twist on the classic avocado toast, making it a perfect choice for those looking to savour their avocados before they turn. With just a few simple ingredients, including sourdough bread, garlic, cherry tomatoes, and of course, creamy avocado, this recipe upgrades humble toast to a whole new level of flavour. Adding fresh basil, lime juice, sea salt, and black pepper brings a burst of freshness and zest, creating a mouthwatering dish that's as nutritious as it is delicious. It's a fantastic way to use up ripe avocados while treating your taste buds to a culinary delight.

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Spiralized Carrot and Zucchini Salad

Rily's Spiralized Carrot and Zucchini Salad

Recipe by Megan Horsley

Whip out your spiralizer and get ready to create a vibrant salad bursting with flavours and nutrients. Rily's Spiralized Carrot and Zucchini Salad is a delightful mix of colours and textures, enhanced by a flavourful Miso Tahini dressing. With crisp carrots and zucchini noodles as the base, this salad is topped with fresh cilantro, green onions, and creamy avocado slices for an added touch of richness. Not only is this salad a feast for the senses, but it's also a smart way to utilize your avocado before it reaches its peak ripeness.

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Avocado Lime Popsicles

Rily's Avocado Lime Popsicles

Recipe by Tina Gravalos

Rily's Avocado Lime Popsicles are a refreshing creamy treat perfect for hot days. With a tangy punch from fresh lime juice, these popsicles are bursting with flavour and nutrition. Made with full-fat coconut milk, ripe avocado, soaked raw cashews, maple syrup, and a pinch of sea salt, they boast a rich texture and a satisfying taste. Packed with healthy fats from coconut milk, avocado, and cashews, these popsicles offer numerous health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties and support for heart health, brain health, and hormonal balance.

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Tuna Ceviche with Avocado

Rily's Tuna Ceviche with Avocado

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Rily's Tuna Ceviche with Avocado presents a compelling way to utilize ripe avocados before they spoil, offering a delectable dish packed with fresh flavours. Featuring sushi-grade tuna, thinly sliced red onion, serrano pepper, cubed avocado, and chopped cilantro, this ceviche bursts with vibrant colours and bold tastes. Drizzled with fresh lime juice and seasoned with kosher salt, it offers a zesty and refreshing flavour profile perfect for snacks, sides, or appetizers. With its gluten-free, low-sugar, kosher, keto, paleo, and IBS-friendly attributes, this ceviche caters to various dietary preferences and restrictions, making it a versatile and satisfying choice for any occasion.

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Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Rily's Chocolate Avocado Frosting

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Rily's Chocolate Avocado Frosting is a delightful solution for using up avocados before they spoil, presenting a rich and decadent treat that's surprisingly healthy. With its creamy texture and intense chocolate flavour, this frosting is perfect for topping cakes, cupcakes, or brownies. Made from ripe avocados, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and almond milk, it's a guilt-free indulgence packed with nutritious fats. While it boasts a delicious taste and smooth consistency, it's important to note that its freshness is best preserved in the fridge for up to three days.

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Spicy Guacamole

Rily's Spicy Guacamole

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Rily's Spicy Guacamole is a fantastic way to use up ripe avocados before they turn, offering a flavourful and satisfying snack option. With just a few simple ingredients, including ripe avocados, jalapeno pepper, red onion, lime juice, sea salt, chili flakes, and cilantro, this recipe delivers a perfect blend of creamy texture and spicy kick. Avocados are renowned for their abundance of minerals, vitamins, and healthy fats, making this guacamole not only delicious but also nutritious and satiating. Whether enjoyed with tortilla chips, as a topping for tacos, or as a spread on toast, this spicy guacamole is sure to please the palate while making the most of ripe avocados.

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Honeynut Squash Tacos

Rily's Honeynut Squash Tacos

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Rily's Honeynut Squash Tacos are a delightful twist on traditional tacos. This recipe features tender cubes of honeynut squash coated in a spiced panko mixture, then pan-fried to golden perfection in avocado oil. These tacos are satisfying and visually appealing, served in warm tortillas with crisp purple cabbage and sliced avocado. Adding a zesty jalapeño cream sauce with soaked cashews, jalapeños, cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil adds a creamy and spicy kick to each bite. Perfect for a weeknight dinner or casual gathering, these tacos will surely become a new favourite.

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Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad

Rily's Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Rily's Grilled Shrimp, Corn & Avocado Salad presents a delectable combination of flavours and textures. The recipe begins with perfectly cooked jasmine rice infused with coconut milk, creating a creamy and aromatic base. Meanwhile, succulent shrimp are coated in gluten-free flour and egg and air-fried to crispy perfection before being tossed in an irresistible bang-bang sauce. This salad is visually stunning and satisfyingly flavourful and served alongside vibrant cucumber, steamed broccoli, and creamy avocado. Topped with sliced avocado, green onions, and optional sesame seeds for added crunch, this salad is a delightful way to use up those avocados before they turn.

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Air-Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

Rily's Air-Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Coated in a delectable bang bang sauce, Rily's Air-Fryer Bang Bang Shrimp is a flavourful and satisfying dish. Pair them with fragrant coconut rice, crisp cucumber, and tender steamed broccoli, adding a touch of freshness to every bite. As a delightful finishing touch, slice up some creamy avocado to enhance the overall texture and taste of the meal. Not only does this recipe provide a delicious dining experience, but it's also a clever way to utilize your avocado before it reaches its peak ripeness.

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Breakfast Pizza with Chorizo & Eggs

Rily's Breakfast Pizza with Chorizo & Eggs

Recipe by Jaclyn Irwin

Rily's Breakfast Pizza with Chorizo & Eggs features flavourful chorizo sausage, creamy Oaxaca cheese, and eggs, all atop a prepared pizza dough. It's a versatile recipe perfect for brunch or breakfast gatherings topped with fresh avocado slices, finely chopped red onion, and optional crumbled Cojita cheese. Whether serving a crowd or enjoying a cozy meal at home, this breakfast pizza will impress with its bold flavours and creative use of avocado.

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Erin Horrocks-PopeBorn and raised in Toronto, Erin is a dedicated freelance journalist, accomplished copywriter, and meticulous copyeditor. Beyond her bustling career, she's a devoted mother of four young kids who can't get enough of the mouthwatering recipes curated by Rily's culinary experts.
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