Best avocado recipes - Mexican baked eggs

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

With a wonderfully creamy texture, avocados pair perfectly with a variety of foods, and their subtle taste makes them a brilliant match for bolder flavours. Well-known as the ultimate millennial breakfast, they’re also incredibly versatile. When it comes to avocado recipes, we love them smashed on toast, they can be mashed into guacamole, griddled, baked or even turned into a dessert — their fat content makes them a great alternative to butter when baking. 

Avocados are a source of vitamin E, needed for cell protection, and high in unsaturated fats, which help to keep our blood cholesterol healthy and protect us against heart disease.

From simple lunches to indulgent desserts, our favourite avocado recipes have something for everyone.

There’s something so satisfying about a homemade quiche. And using avocado instead of butter in the pastry is a total revelation in this vibrant recipe. Filled with peas, basil and melty cheese then baked to golden perfection, it’s super tasty and looks incredible. You’re going to love it!

Kickstart the day with this brilliant protein-rich breakfast of baked eggs and avo. Scattered with bright pops of fiery red chilli and finished off with a squeeze of fresh lime for zing, it’s a riot of colour and flavour. On the table in 15 minutes, it’s a no-fuss brunch of dreams.

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! This simple method will produce a no-whisk, no-splitting sauce that pairs gorgeously with the flaky white fish. A winner!

With charred avo, crispy broccoli, crunchy pumpkin seeds and a garlicky dressing, these tacos are a total joy. Griddling the avocado intensifies its subtle flavour. Easy to make and fun to eat, these tacos are great for feeding a crowd – let everyone build their own for a DIY lunch or dinner.

Ready in just 20 minutes, this pan-fried seafood dish is a lovely light lunch or a stylish starter that’s sure to impress. The avocado is simply scooped from its skin and mashed with a little lime juice — when paired with the sizzling golden squid, the combination is heavenly.

This recipe is a guaranteed summer smash! The delicate flavours of creamy avocado and cooling cucumber make such a tasty combo with fiery tabasco in this chilled soup. Topped with paprika-spiked tortilla chips, this is delicious finished with a drizzle of avocado oil for an elegant starter or weekend lunch.

Creamy and totally moreish, avocado really is the star of the show in this much-loved recipe. Super simple, but oh so good, it’s ready in just 10 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips, flatbreads or crackers or as part of a Tex-Mex spread, it’s a brilliant sharing dish to let everyone tuck in.

Smooth avocado, salty pancetta and crunchy pine nuts provide a beautiful contrast of textures and flavours in this lovely little salad. Quick and easy to whip up but packing a big flavour punch, it’s perfect as a starter or served with crusty bread for lunch.

Jamie’s indulgent Easter dessert makes sweet use of the incredible avocado, proving its tastiness in all forms. He creates homemade Easter egg halves using his clever avocado shell hack, fills them with fresh fruits, and sits them on a rich chocolate and avocado mousse. Turn any leftover mousse into homemade truffles to gift — what’s not to love?

For a bold take on avocado toast, try mashing avocado, sweet banana, soft cream cheese and cocoa powder before spreading onto fibre-packed rye bread. Go all out and top with shavings of dark chocolate, toasted hazelnuts and raspberries, for a decadent breakfast for one.

If you’re looking for an impressive, no-fuss dessert, Jamie’s avocado ice cream is for you. Making your own ice cream can be a labour of love, but this recipe is quick and easy. This refreshing ice cream has a gorgeous colour and texture, thanks to the fat content in avocado. Make it your own by adding chopped nuts, chocolate or spices. 

Want to know more about this incredible fruit? Find out how to buy, store and use avocados.