You’ve in all probability tossed various avocados into the trash after lacking that (very slim) window between being completely ripe and turning brown, mushy and gross. And avocados are costly, in order that’s good cash you’re throwing away.
Right here’s a bit secret, although: So long as there’s vibrant inexperienced meat someplace inside (simply scrape away the brown spots), that brown avocado can nonetheless be severely yummy.
By no means once more will I toss an avocado simply because it’s previous prime guacamole-making texture. In my endless quest to save money on groceries and reduce food waste, I’ve found a number of overripe avocado recipes, and lemme inform ya’, they’re scrumptious.
What to Do With Overripe Avocados: 11 Recipes to Strive
Sauces, dressings, desserts and even drinks, we’ve received your overripe avocado wants coated.
Sauces and Dressings
The simplest solution to fancy up any meal (and expend these avocados) is by making a easy sauce or dressing. 5 minutes, a meals processor and voila!
1. Magic Inexperienced Sauce
This sauce from Lindsay over at Pinch of Yum is made with all inexperienced meals — proper right down to the pistachios. It’s a scrumptious velvety sauce you should use as a veggie dip, salad dressing or marinade (suppose creamy chimichurri), or unfold it on a sandwich for an extra-fresh kick. Magic, I inform you.
2. Creamy Avocado French dressing
I knew about yogurt-based avocado dressings, however they’re at all times a bit overwhelming with nothing to chop the wealthy, yogurty, buttery style. This recipe from Chef Emeril himself is my new factor. It’s mild and refreshing, and it has labored on each salad I’ve put it on to date.
Appetizers and Snacks
Arguably the very best sorts of meals.
3. Avocado Nut Bread
In the identical approach you’d flip your brown bananas into scrumptious banana bread, attempt making this avocado nut bread from Food together with your overripe avocados. I like any model of veggie bread, however the added bonus right here is that the bread seems inexperienced. (I feel possibly I by no means outgrew the entire funny-colored meals fascination — purple ketchup, the place you at?)
4. Corn and Avocado Fritters
In case you’re a type of individuals wrapped up in a sordid love affair with avocado, attempt dipping these corn and avocado fritters from Give Recipe into the magic inexperienced sauce for a severely avocado-y snack. Snacks on snacks on snacks.
Lunch and Dinner
Even in a predominant dish, the diva avocado manages to take middle stage.
5. Avocado Egg Salad
For this one from All Recipes, you need to let the avocado go an additional day or two previous peak ripeness anyway as a result of will probably be softer and creamier. So it’s good for these of us who aren’t capable of time an avocado deliberately.
6. Avocado Pasta
Pasta is such a heavy meal — so it’s strictly a consolation meals in my eyes. However these things? This glorious, light, refreshing dish from Damn Delicious places pasta again in my common dinner rotation.
7. Blackened Hen With Avocado Cream Sauce
This one from Popculture is a winner winner rooster dinner (um, yeah, I did must say that). Once more, that avocado cream sauce is the proper place for a mushy avocado as a result of all of it will get smoothed out within the meals processor anyway.
I do know, I do know… wholesome meals and desserts shouldn’t combine. However simply hear me out: I promise solely good issues lie forward with these dessert avocado recipes.
8. Chocolate Caramel Avocado Brownies
Chocolate? Sure please. Caramel? Preserve it coming. A more healthy spin on my favourite meals group? Performed and finished. (Wait — brownies are a meals group, proper?)
9. Chocolate Avocado Pudding
Since chocolate by the spoonful is never not a good idea, I commend to your attention to this offering from All Recipes. It has simply six elements — 5 in case you maintain the cinnamon — and is prepared in half-hour.
What’s subsequent, an avocado cocktail?! Um, sure, really.
10. Avocado Margarita
The factor is, I’ve by no means met a margarita I didn’t get together with — for the night, anyway. However I feel this light and creamy margarita from Bon Appetit is about to set the bar (pun meant) fairly excessive.
Smoothies would possibly simply be the best solution to disguise the feel of a mushy brown avocado. And whereas there’s no unsuitable solution to make a smoothie, this recipe from Real Simple has the added bonus of utilizing up your not-so-perfect apples, too. However actually, avocados go effectively with nearly any smoothie elements given their buttery, virtually nutty taste.
Bonus Spherical: Avocado Face Masks
In case you nonetheless can’t deal with the considered consuming an avocado that’s previous its prime, you would attempt a do-it-yourself avocado face masks. Over at Natural Beauty Tips, you’ll discover a number of completely different variations that each one name for primary pantry elements, so that you gained’t must make an additional journey to the shop.
Contemplate this the start of the remainder of your avocado-filled life — no extra throwing your grocery funds within the trash.
Grace Schweizer is the e-mail content material author at The Penny Hoarder.