Avocados have become a very popular fruit in the recent times. We have become conscious of their health benefits demand, also love avocados for their taste and soft texture. Avocados are normally considered as a healthy fruit, but they are often categorised as a vegetable since they taste so good in Indian recipes as well as International savory dishes. While most of the fruits contain primarily carbohydrates and fibre, avocados are high in what we call healthy fats.
They include 20 different vitamins and minerals, and are low in saturated fat, do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and have high amounts of monounsaturated fatty acids that are great for the healthy functioning of the heart. With its growing popularity, Avocados are now used in salads, sandwiches, muffins, pestos, raitas and parathas. So let’s looks at some of our favorite recipes where we can use Avocado and incorporate them in our diet.
Avocados and salads are a great combination. Many people use avocados in their salads, as it gives a creamy texture to the entire dish. It not only makes it smoother, but it also helps in creating a reduced calorie diet. Here are the salads which you can make using Avocados- Avocado, Grapefruit and Walnut Salad, Mango, Avocado and Chickpea Salad and Spicy Peanut, Black Rice Salad with Mango, Grapes and Avocado
2 - Sandwiches
Sandwiches are the best option to have a quick breakfast in the morning and to make it healthy and taste people use mashed avocado as a filling. Either one can make it as a toast or you can combine the mashed avocados with other veggies or eggs to make a delightful sandwich. Here are the sandwiches which you can make using Avocados- Avocado Egg Sandwich, Vegetable Sandwich Recipe with Mashed Avocado and Cottage Cheese and Tea Sandwiches Recipe with Beets, Radish, Avocado and Arugula
3 - Pestos
Pasta is everyone’s favourite dish! They are usually made in different kind of sauces, but to give it a new twist you can always use avocados to make a puree out of it. It is tasty and it brings out a very good texture in the pasta. Here’s a yummy Avocado pesto pasta recipe for you- Whole Wheat Spaghetti With Avocado Basil Pesto
4 - Muffins and Mousse
Well you can always use the creamy avocados in your desserts too. It tastes yummy and gives a twist to your desserts. It contains monounsaturated fats therefore, it is always to substitute other fat containing ingredients with Avocados. Try making Avocado Quinoa Breakfast Muffins and Vegan Guilt Free Chocolate Espresso Mousse using Avocados
5 - Parathas
Yes, right you can use the avocados to make your parathas too. It brings out a great texture and tastes even well as compared to other parathas. So how about giving an Indian twist to Avocados? Get recipe here- Avocado Paratha
6 - Raitas
Well, when we talk about Indian food, you can also make Avocado raita. The combination of curd and avocados just blend very well together and a great side dish to have with your entire meal. You can serve this raita with biryani or pulav. Get recipe here- Avocado Raita