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Avocado Your Way: 4 Recipes Using Our Favorite Superfood

In my family, we use avocado for everything ÔÇö from breakfast to dessert!

By Erika Veduccio, editor of Macaroni KID EATS August 14, 2021

Living in southern California, the avocado is a staple for my family, as well as many others. For many southern California kids, avocado is their first food. Why? Because the avocado is a superfood! It's loaded with rich nutrients and fiber. In my family, we use avocado for everything — from breakfast to dessert! 

Check out my family's four favorite recipes:



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Avocado Toast

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 slice of your favorite bread, toasted
  • 1/2 ripened avocado, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds 

Directions:

  1. Toast bread.
  2. Spread butter on toast evenly.
  3. Spread the avocado on the toast.
  4. Add salt, pepper, and sesame seeds. 
  5. Serve right away and enjoy!


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Avocado Chocolate Frosting

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, ripened
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Add the first 4 ingredients to the food processor and pulse until combined.  
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips. You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor and mix.
  3. Refrigerate for one hour and apply to cake or cupcakes.

This frosting will fool your kids into thinking they are having a sweet treat! YUM!



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Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 3 avocados
  • 1 small onion, sliced and diced into small pieces
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, remove seeds and dice small (Use a ghost pepper if you like it HOT)
  • 3 tomatoes, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper

Directions:

  1. Cut the avocados in half and carefully remove the pits. With a spoon, scoop out the inside and add to a mixing bowl.
  2. With a fork, mash the avocado. If you like it smooth, mash until smooth. We like it thick, so we only mash a little.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients. With a spoon, combine them all together.

Serve in a bowl and add your favorite tortilla chips for a delicious snack!



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Eggs Up in an Avocado

Ingredients:

  • 2 avocados, ripened
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup of tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup of spinach
  • 1/4 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup of red bell pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup of chives, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F
  2. Cut the avocados in half and carefully remove the pits.
  3. Scoop about 3 tablespoons from the middle of each avocado half.
  4. Place the avocado halves on a cookie sheet.
  5. Crack an egg into the hole of each avocado half.
  6. Add your favorite toppings. (Our top 3 favorite combinations are tomato, spinach, and mozzarella; red bell pepper, onion, and sausage; bacon, cheddar, and chives.)
  7. Salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes.


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Bonus: Want to have a little fun with the kids in the kitchen?

You can use the pit of the leftover avocado to grow your very own avocado plant! 



This story originally appeared in Macaroni KID EATS.