a scatter of avocados cut in half

Creamy, nutty and gorgeously green – avocados are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. You can smash them, blitz them, slice them, freeze them and even bake with them. Plus, they’re good for us – hooray!

Avocados are a source of vitamin E, which helps to protect our cells (the tiny building blocks of our body) against damage so we can stay healthy and strong. They’re also high in unsaturated fats that help to keep our blood cholesterol healthy.

These fats also help us to absorb fat-soluble vitamins like Vitamin D. In our weird and wonderful bodies many nutrients need fat in order to be properly absorbed. Try using avocado oil (or any other oil low in saturated fat) in your salad dressings to help absorb nutrients from your veg and salad.

 

Our 5 fave avocado recipes

Hero the iconic avocado in this elegant dinner for two. This is hollandaise, but not as you know it – really fresh, really vivacious and really green!

 

Next-level brunching, incoming! We’re talking spicy, eggy crumpety goodness, topped with crispy bacon and creamy avo, plus a dramatic Parmesan crown that’s surprisingly easy.

 

Using avocado in the pastry is a total revelation in this vibrant, fun quiche – there’s no need for butter.

 

Ready in 20 minutes, this pan-fried squid is a tasty light lunch or a stylish starter. The avocado is simply scooped from its skin and mashed with a squirt of lime juice.

 

Deliciously creamy and totally moreish, avocado really is the star of the show in this classic recipe. Super simple, but oh so good.

Feeling inspired? Feeling inspired? Check out the rest of our amazing avocado recipes.