When I was younger I used to love and still do today, eating a plain avocado with a spoon. In fact, many of my friends in high school joked about it and thought it was funny that I would eat plain avocados. Have you ever eaten a plain avocado? In any case, avocados contain a high amount of healthy fats and omegas and can use used in a variety of gluten free, and dairy free recipes. Here are ten of my favorite gluten free avocado recipes.
1. Avocado green smoothie
There are various variations of this avocado recipe but the basic one that I like the best is the following:
1 avocado, handful of strawberries, coconut or almond milk, scoop of protein powder. (contact me for my recommendation.) and handful of spinach. Optional: spoon of peanut butter.
2. Avocado, tomato, black bean and corn salad
This is probably my favorite. You get a mixing bowl and you put into that bowl: 1 can of tomatoes, 1 can of black beans, 1 can of corn and 1-2 sliced green onions. Mix all together. Then cut open and mix in 1-2 avocados. If the avocados are small you will need 2, if they are large then 1 will be enough. Makes a great salsa with corn or potato chips or a sauce that you can eat with grilled chicken, salmon, or other dishes.
3. Basic avocado salad
This is another one that has a variety of options. This is my basic favorite. I mix lettuce (spring mix is my favorite), with tomatoes, sliced red onion, sliced cucumber, sliced green or red pepper, a can of tuna or a can of chicken and 1 avocado. I also like to drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dressing.
4. Avocado chocolate pudding
For this yummy pudding, you mix together an avocado with 2-3 tablespoons of raw cocoa and 1-2 tablespoons of coconut or almond milk.
5. Turkey avocado lettuce wrap
This is a great gluten free alternative to a turkey and avocado sandwich. It’s really simple. You start with a large piece of ice burg lettuce. Then you put in 1-2 slices of deli turkey, 1-2 slices of tomato and 1/4 to 1/2 of avocado. Then eat.
6. Avocado quinoa salad
For this quinoa dish, you will need to start by cooking quinoa. I like to use a rice cooker to make it nice and easy. Then I mix in avocado, onions, broccoli or peas, tuna or chicken, cucumber, and red or green pepper with the quinoa.
7. Avocado egg omelette
To make this you make an egg omelette with broccoli, spinach, or zucchini or your favorite green vegetables, then add some avocado on top.
8. Chicken tomato soup with avocado
This is a great gluten free crockpot recipe. To make this get out your crockpot and put in: 1 can of black beans, 1 can of tomatoes, 1 whole chicken deboned or 3-4 chicken thighs or breasts, 1 can of green chilis, and 1 can of salsa. Cook on low to medium heat for 4-8 hours. Then when done serve in bowls with avocado on top. (If you aren’t dairy free and can have cheese, it’s also good with some cheddar cheese sprinkled on top.)
9. Salmon and Avocado
To make this dish broil or cook salmon in a pan with your favorite vegetables. I really like either broccoli, cabbage or spinach. When done serve with avocado slices.
10. Broccoli, potatoes, chicken and avocado
Cook broccoli, potatoes, and chicken in a pan until done, then serve with avocado slices.
Which avocado recipe is your favorite? Share with me below in the comments.