8 Must-Try Avocado Oil Recipes

Whether you just purchased a bottle of avocado oil at the grocery store or would simply like to try something new, here are 8 must-try avocado oil recipes to get you started!

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If you’ve ever made one of my recipes, you may have noticed avocado oil as one of the ingredients. It’s my go-to oil and for good reason too!

Made from the fleshy pulp surrounding the avocado pit, avocado oil has a mild, almost buttery flavor.

It’s great straight up in baked goods and salad dressings, and its high smoke-point also makes it ideal for sautéing, roasting, and even frying!

I always have a bottle next to my stove for easy drizzling/sautéing and it’s the only oil I used for baked goods.

My favorite brands are Chosen Foods and La Tourangelle. Both consist of 100% pure avocado oil.

8 Must-Try Avocado Oil Recipes: Tomato Quinoa Salad

1. Tomato Quinoa Salad with Avocado Oil Dressing

It’s time to add another tasty quinoa recipe to our meal prep game! This Tomato Quinoa Salad tossed in a healthy avocado oil dressing and is fast, flavorful, and easily made in advance for speedy lunches and sides for work, school, or home.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

2. Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This Mexican Cauliflower Rice is loaded with veggies and spiced to perfection! It’s zesty and flavorful and makes a great side dish for taco night or a tasty base for burrito bowls.

I always use avocado oil for sautéing my cauliflower rice since it’s mild flavor really lets the spices and veggies shine!

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Cranberries

3. Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Cranberries

Roasting veggies in avocado oil is my favorite! This versatile oil can handle high heat temps like a dream and makes veggies buttery and delicious!

This is one of those recipes that checks all the boxes for me. In addition to being deliciously healthy and loaded with superfoods, this roasted butternut squash kale salad is filling, flavorful, and totally crave-worthy! I’m completely obsessed with it!

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Soft Tacos

4. Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos topped with jalapeños and a cool ranch slaw. These tasty seafood soft tacos are ready in 18 minutes!

Back in the day, you couldn’t get me to cook shrimp in anything but butter. Since discovering avocado oil it has quickly become my new go-to!

8 Must-Try Avocado Oil Recipes: Healthy Quinoa Salad

5. Healthy Quinoa Salad with a Speedy Avocado Oil Vinaigrette

This Healthy Quinoa Salad is packed with colorful vegetables and tossed in an easy peasy whisk-and-pour Mediterranean dressing featuring avocado oil and red wine vinegar. I cannot WAIT for y’all to try this superfood salad!

8 Must-Try Avocado Oil Recipes: Easy Vegetarian Tortellini Soup

6. Easy Tortellini Soup

Tortellini Soup is my favorite one-pot dinner for busy weeknights! This delicious vegetarian soup also makes a great heat and eat option for work lunches.

The recipe features a flavorful broth made from crushed fire roasted tomatoes and vegetable stock and each bowl is packed with tasty veggies like onion, carrots, and spinach. Sautéing the veggies in avocado oil helps this soup cook fast!

To take things to the next level, I’ve seasoned it with garlic, thyme, basil and oregano, plus an optional dusting of grated parmesan cheese on top.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Cinnamon Sugar Streusel and Vanilla Glaze

7. Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Cinnamon-kissed pumpkin and apple are a match made in heaven in these tasty Pumpkin Apple Muffins! Each fluffy muffin is topped with a crumbly cinnamon sugar streusel and sweet vanilla glaze. AMAZING!

In place of the vegetable oil most muffins call for, I always use avocado oil. They’re perfect in these pumpkin apple muffins and also in my beloved Chocolate Banana Muffins!

Lemon Dressing

8. Avocado Oil Lemon Dressing

Known for its mild, almost buttery flavor, avocado oil is the perfect base for this fresh lemon dressing. It has a lot of the same health benefits of olive oil without the overpowering taste, making it oh so ideal to let the lemon flavor shine through.

My favorite use for this bright citrus dressing is tossed with our healthy Mediterranean Pasta Salad. SO GOOD!

If you get a chance to try any of these awesome avocado oil recipes, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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  • Pat Steele

    Hi Just new to your site. I’ve printed off most all of your recipes. They are mouth watering and I can hardly wait to try them They are down to earth and things I generally have in my pantry with a few exceptions.

    • Thank you, Pat! I’m so excited to hear what you’ve tried and hope you adore all the recipes! xo

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