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10 Vegan Avocado Recipes You Need in Your Life

From decadent chocolate cake to creamy pasta sauce, avocados are meant for more than toast and guacamole. 



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Too many people are stifled by their limited use of avocado. For most, avocado exists in two forms: guacamole and on its own. Yes, adding avocado to virtually anything savory does amp up the tasty factor, but there is so much more this fatty fruit can do. Chefs have transformed far more bland produce into a wide array of delicious applications (hello, cauliflower everything), who’s to say avocado isn’t as versatile? From surprisingly mouthwatering sweets to ultra-creamy sauces, here are 10 vegan avocado recipes to try now. 

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1 Garlicky Avocado Hummus Dip

Have you ever thought to pair the creamy nuttiness of hummus with the richness of guacamole? You should. This combination is perfect for parties—it’s unique and enticing, and unlike guacamole, it won’t go brown on you thanks to a generous squeeze of bright lemon juice mixed in.  
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2 Creamy Avocado Indian Chutney

When your avocado is past the point of ripeness, give this spicy chutney recipe a go. It’s packed with fresh cilantro and mint, offering an herby contrast to the spicy jalapeno blended in. Serve with your favorite vegan Indian dishes or go rogue and dip fries, slather on sandwiches, or drizzle atop tacos. 
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3 Chocolate Mousse with Pecan Crumble

This recipe excellently demonstrates the sweeter side of avocado. Avocado chocolate mousse is firmly “a thing” thanks to this fruit’s creamy richness. A scoop of cacao powder and a cup of sweet Medjool dates mask any lingering avocado flavor, so all you taste is a rich and decadent dessert. Pro tip: this treat must be blended thoroughly—you don’t want to see any green specks in your elegant mousse. 
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4 Dairy-Free Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Those who follow a raw diet—or simply partake in raw foods from time to time—know that avocado is a key ingredient in any raw vegan key lime treat. Avocados not only provide a thick and creamy element but add to this dessert’s light green hue. When combined with coconut meat, real vanilla bean, lime juice, and agave, no one would guess there’s a full cup of avocado lurking in their ice cream. 
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5 Raw Spicy Avocado-Jalapeno Soup

This is more than your average bowl of gazpacho. The recipe calls for avocado and tahini which both provide a creamy and nutty element to this classic dish of pulverized raw vegetables. This soup won’t weigh you down but eats like a hearty meal. Add a slice of quality artisan bread or soft and fluffy pita for an even more robust lunch or dinner. 
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6 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta

If you fall under the belief that there can never be too much avocado, try it in a pasta sauce. This lightly green-tinted cream sauce is reminiscent of Alfredo without the heavy feeling that comes after eating. The healthy ingredient profile makes it taste decadent without demanding you take a nap after. Try it on short shapes like penne or farfalle or swirl it with fettuccine for a lighter take on a classic dish. 
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7 Gluten-Free Avocado Chocolate Cake

Like vegan mayonnaise, adding blended avocado to a chocolate cake batter makes for a deliciously fudgy and moist cake. When fully incorporated, no one will realize they’re inhaling a serving of fruit (yes, avocado is a fruit) with their chocolate cake slice. The resulting single-layer round cake is dense, chocolatey, and made even more luxurious with a thick schmear of nut butter-based chocolate ganache. Garnish with a few berries to add a pop of freshness to this intensely rich dessert. 
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8 Creamy Avocado Shake

This isn’t a Shamrock Shake—it’s very avocado-forward without a trace of mint, but it’s delicious. Don’t skip the sweetened condensed coconut milk. The two tablespoons called for in the recipe are crucial to obtain a silky texture and transform a chilled avocado drink into a beverage worthy of being called “dessert.”
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9 ChocoCado Smoothie

There isn’t much to this frosty drink—just avocado, frozen grapes, chocolate vegan protein powder, a frozen banana, and some non-dairy milk to get the blender going. However, this short ingredient list lets you play. Here are two ways to shake up this shake: add fresh mint and a handful of cacao nibs or a dollop of peanut butter. Both are excellent flavor-boosters (just don’t add both at the same time … minty peanut butter chocolate just doesn’t work). 
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10 Oil-Free Avocado Aioli

Essentially fancy mayo, basic aioli gets a jolt of green when you blend in creamy avocado. Use this addictively good sauce anywhere you’d use vegan mayonnaise: on sandwiches, wraps, tacos, potato and macaroni salad, and even flatbreads. Of course, you could just dip fries in it. That works, too. 
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