Go Green: 3 Easy Avocado Recipes To Whip Up Now

It’s tough to imagine anything more perfect than a ripe avocado. Maybe … Ryan Gosling holding a ripe avocado? Shirtless?
Oh, sorry — got distracted for a second there. These fruits (yep, fruits) are just about our favorite part of summer dishes. They’re creamy, nutrient rich, and oh-so versatile. That’s right, there’s more to avocado recipes than guacamole. We figured you’ve probably already mastered that necessary life skill, so here we present three more ways to enjoy this heartthrob of the produce section. BYO Gosling.
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Avocado Toast With Honey, Lime, & Sea Salt

1 ripe avocado
2 tbsp lime juice
2 pieces sourdough bread, toasted
½ tbsp honey
1 heavy pinch sea salt (or 2, your call!)

Place avocado and lime in a small bowl, and mash with a fork. Don’t get too crazy smoothing it out – a little texture is nice.

Spoon and schmear avocado on your toast.

Drizzle honey over the avocado and spread.

Top with sea salt, and enjoy your new favorite breakfast.
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Grilled Avocado With Salsa

Ingredients (per serving):
½ avocado (this works well on not-quite-ripe avos, too)
1 tsp coarse salt
1 tbsp lime
2 tbsp chunky corn salsa

Rub avocado halves with salt and lime, separating the skin a bit to let the juice get in there.

Place avocado halves, face down, onto a hot grill. Note: You can do this inside on a lightly greased pan over a high heat. Leave for 5-7 minutes.

Check the avocados and remove once you get some nice charred spots on there. It looks burnt but tastes amazing. Squeeze a little more lime on there, top with salsa, and serve as individual, DIY chip bowls!
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Chilled Avocado & Cucumber Soup

1 ripe (or slightly overripe) avocado
1 large cucumber, peeled
½ cup fresh dill, chopped (more if you’re a big dill fan)
1 tbsp lime or lemon juice
1 cup buttermilk
¾ cup vegetable or chicken broth
Salt and pepper to taste

Chop up avocado and cucumber into (approximately) 1-inch chunks.

Throw all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir until everything is evenly distributed.

Pour the mixture into a blender or food processor (or use an immersion blender, the best kitchen tool ever.) Blend until the mixture is completely smooth and combined. Top with a pretty sprig of dill and enjoy this cool, creamy, oh-so-nutritious treat.