Try This— 6 Avocado Toast Recipes That Are Perfect for Autumn and Winter

Rules are made to be broken. Avocados are totally a summer staple, but who says you can’t enjoy them year round? My love affair with this tasty green fruit kind of begins with avocado toast. I have literally made and devoured every possible avocado toast recipe you can think of. There’s nothing more satisfying, wholesome, and downright delicious.

True, avocado toast gets a lot of hype. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen dressed up as avocado and toast this Halloween, fitness experts swear by the nutritional properties of the mighty avocado, and there’s certainly no shortage of avocado toast recipes floating around the internet. Many of those recipes though are your basic run of the mill take on avocado toast as a Summer treat…salt, pepper, a squirt of lemon juice. Totally delicious, but what if you’re a daredevil, an avocado rebel like me? Say no more, these avocado toast recipes are just what you need. You must try this!!!

1. Autumn Avocado Toast With Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts

Pears, crumbled gorgonzola, walnuts, honey and cinnamon. Yes. It’s as delicious as it sounds. Find the recipe here.

Autumn Avocado Toast With Pear, Gorgonzola, and Walnuts via Arsenic and Old Place

2. Cornbread Avocado Toast

Sometimes the easiest way to change of your avocado toast is by changing up the toast. Swap out your usual bread for cornbread. You’re welcome. Find the recipe here.

Cornbread Avocado Toast via Arsenic and Old Place

3. Garlicky Avocado Grilled Cheese With Pesto

For those colder Autumn days when you want to spice things up a bit, this recipe, like your classic grilled cheese, goes great with a bowl of hot soup. Find the recipe here.

Garlicky Avocado Grilled Cheese With Pesto via Arsenic and Old Place

4. Avocado Toast With Citrus, Pomegranate, and Goat Cheese

A little bit sweet, a little bit salty, a little bit tangy, and a lotta bit creamy, avocado paired with orange and pomegranate is a match made in Heaven. Find the recipe here.

Avocado Toast With Citrus, Pomegranate, and Goat Cheese via Arsenic and Old Place

5. Avocado Toast with caramelized sweet onion and grape tomatoes

If you’ve never added onions to your avocado toast, this is the perfect recipe to start with. Find the recipe here.

Avocado Toast with Caramelized Sweet Onion and Grape Tomatoes via Arsenic and Old Place

6. Avocado Toast With Chili Flakes and Crushed Pistachios

You said you’re a daredevil, right? Don’t be shy about the chili flakes on this one, you won’t be sorry. Find the recipe here.

Avocado Toast With Chili Flakes and Crushed Pistachios via Arsenic and Old Place

Try This—Loaded Sweet Potato With Lime Cream

There’s  almost nothing more gratifying than straight up feasting on healthy food that you prepared with your own hands. I love to know what is actually in the food I’m eating (I’m giving the side eye to you, Monsanto), and I like to be able to pronounce all the ingredients. Admittedly, clean eating can be a challenge when you’re exhausted… on a weeknight… and super hungry… and just want to chill. I know the feeling. You guys, bad things happen when I’m too tired to cook. I gravitate toward bad-for-you quick fixes that are overprocessed, full of empty calories, and totally lacking nutritional value. I’m left feeling weighed down and even more tired. This recipe though! This is my go-to, weeknight, clean-eating, lazy girl recipe.

I really try to stick to clean foods. Foods that are delicious in their natural state and don’t need a ton of barbecue sauce to make them edible. Most of all, I try to stick to foods that give you more bang for your buck. Those foods that fill you up and keep you satiated, all for a reasonable price. How can we go wrong with sweet potatoes, avocados, and beans? For real, these ingredients practically scream fiesta without the guilt and certainly without the huge price tag. Clean-eating ingredients, seriously filling at a low cost, quick cook time, and gourmet style presentation are really our #squadgoals here, y’all. This recipe certainly ticks all of those boxes. You must try this!!!

Loaded Sweet Potato With Lime Cream

ingredients

For the filling

  • 3 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloved garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked pinto beans (if canned, rinsed and salt-free)
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsps tomato paste
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • salt

For the Lime Cream

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • water, if desired

Optional Garnishes

  • cilantro
  • scallions
  • micro greens
  • avocado
  • fresh lime juice

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pierce each potato a few times with a fork. Place on a parchment paper-lined sheet pan, and roast for 60-75 minutes or until you can easily pierce the skin with a knife and the inside is soft. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and stuffing.
  • While the potatoes cook, warm the coconut oil in a medium sized sauté pan or dutch oven. Add the onions and garlic and cook until caramelized, about 10 to 15 minutes. Add 1 tbsp water to the pan and scrape any brown bits stuck to the bottom in order to deglaze.
  • Stir in spices and tomato paste and toast for 30 seconds. Add the bell pepper and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Once softened, stir in the beans, add a pinch of salt, and allow the flavors to meld together for 5 minutes.
  • Slice each potato down the center, almost through to the bottom. Open to reveal the orange flesh. Spoon in the beans and top with selected garnishes.
  • For the lime cream, simply whisk together lime juice and yogurt. Add water, a tsp at a time to thin, if desired.

Source: Crunchy Radish

Try This---Fresh Fruit Guacamole

Try This—Summer Fruit Guacamole

As if guacamole needed any more help being delicious, here’s a recipe that will totally knock your socks off! I usually mix in fresh corn into my guacamole, but last night I decided to skip the corn and just throw in some fresh berries! The result was amazing. I used four avocados and I am not ashamed to say that I ate more than half of the bowl. Barbecue season is officially here (in NYC at least…sorry, Aussie friends). But whatever the season, you can wow your friends and family with this summer fruit guacamole!

Try This---Fresh Fruit Guacamole

 

Summer Fruit Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe avocados (2 pounds total)
  • 1 cup finely chopped white onion
  • fresh serrano chiles, finely chopped (seeds included)
  • fresh lime juice (I used a little less than 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries (Cut into quarters)
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantr0
  • salt

Directions

  • Halve, pit, and peel avocados
  • Mash in a bowl (I use a fork because I like my guac on the chunky side)
  • Stir in onion, chiles,  lime juice, and salt
  • fold in the sliced strawberries
  • Season with salt and a few more squirts of lime juice

***I used strawberries because that’s what I had on hand, but be daring! Try this recipe with the fruit of your choice…mango, maybe?!!

Image Credit: Simply Recipes

Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

Yukon Gold potatoes are boiled, smashed, roasted until crispy, and then topped with a decadent, yet heart-healthy, avocado garlic aioli. Be still my heart.

 Crispy Smashed Potatoes With Avocado Garlic Aioli
Yield
7 medium potatoes
Prep Time
20 Minutes
Cook time
55 Minutes

Ingredients:

For the potatoes:
  • 2 to 2 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (or try red or new potatoes)
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning
  • Garlic powder or granules, for sprinkling on top
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
For the Avocado Garlic Aioli:
  • 1 large avocado, halved and pitted
  • 1 large or 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, or more to taste
  • 1/4 cup soy-free Veganaise (or vegan mayo of choice)
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Add potatoes into a large pot and cover with water (do not peel the potatoes). Turn the heat to high. When the water starts to boil, reduce heat slightly, and simmer the potatoes uncovered for 20 to 25 minutes, until fork tender.
  2. When there is about 10 minutes left of boiling the potatoes, begin preheating the oven to 450°F.
  3. When the potatoes are fork tender, drain in a colander and cool for 5 minutes or so.
  4. Place the potatoes on a large, lightly greased baking sheet. (Skip the parchment paper for this recipe, as an oiled baking sheet with produce crispier potatoes.) With the base of a mug or metal measuring cup, “smash” (press down on) each potato until each one is mostly flattened. Some potatoes might break apart a little, but this is totally fine!
  5. Drizzle each potato with about 1 teaspoon of oil and sprinkle on a generous amount of salt and pepper. Finally, sprinkle on some garlic powder.
  6. Roast the potatoes in the oven for 25 to 33 minutes until crispy, golden, and browned on the bottom. Keep an eye on them as cook time will vary depending on the size of your potatoes. I love to roast these until the skins become a deep golden brown and crispy—they are so delicious to eat!
  7. Meanwhile, prepare the Avocado Garlic Aioli: Add garlic into food processor and process until minced. Now add the rest of the aioli ingredients and process until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  8. Remove the potatoes from the oven and sprinkle each with chopped fresh parsley, more sea salt, and pepper. Serve immediately with avocado aioli (piped or dolloped on) and watch them go lightning fast!!

Tips:

  • If you have any leftover potatoes, they can be reheated in an oven on a greased baking sheet at 400°F for 6 to 12 minutes, until warmed throughout. The Avocado Garlic Aioli doesn’t heat well (it tends to brown), so I don’t recommend heating it, but serving fresh whenever possible.

Source: Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

Try This–Avocado Egg Rolls a la Cheesecake Factory

I just made these last night and they were a total hit. These Avocado Egg Rolls are so much better tasting than the ones you get at a restaurant, so much cheaper to make, and best of all, you actually know what’s in them when they hit the table!

Avocado Egg Rolls a la Cheesecake Factory

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield 8 egg rolls

Ingredients

    • 1 cup vegetable oil
    • 3 avocados, halved, peeled and seeded
    • 1 roma tomato, diced
    • 1/4 cup diced red onion
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
    • Juice of 1 lime
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 8 egg roll wrappers (I use Nasoya brand egg roll wraps)
For the cilantro dipping sauce
  • 3/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, loosely packed
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and de-veined, optional
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions

  • To make the cilantro dipping sauce, combine cilantro, sour cream, jalapeno, mayonnaise, garlic and lime juice in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium high heat.
  • In a medium bowl, gently mash avocados using a potato masher. Add tomato, red onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper, to taste, and gently toss to combine.
  • Working one at a time, place avocado mixture in the center of each wrapper. Bring the bottom edge of the wrapper tightly over the filling, folding in the sides. Continue rolling until the top of the wrapper is reached. Using your finger, rub the edges of the wrapper with water, pressing to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and avocado mixture.
  • Working in batches, add egg rolls to the Dutch oven and fry until evenly golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Serve immediately with cilantro dipping sauce.

Source: Cheesecake Factory Avocado Egg Rolls – Damn Delicious