56 Awesome Keto Avocado Recipes
We’ve discussed avocados in the past, but this is such a versatile ingredient, it deserves revisiting. After all, who can get enough of avocados?
The popularity of this innocuous fruit has been on the rise in the past years and it’s not surprising. They are full of good, monounsaturated fatty-acids, which are great for heart health, while also lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. They’re loaded with fiber and contain higher potassium levels than bananas. Plus, they contain less than 2 grams of carbs per serving which makes it a great keto-friendly fruit! How great is that?
Since avocados are mostly fat, they go great in a variety of dishes, giving them richness, creaminess, and a lot of flavor depth. Here are some of our favorite recipes!
Ingredients: avocado, keto bread, pistachio, tomato, lime
Everybody’s been going crazy over avocado toast and we’re no different. It’s a simple dish that can serve a multitude of purposes as either breakfast, snack, even a light lunch or dinner. Plus, it’s a great base on which you can add any topping you want, lending itself to a lot of customizations!
Ingredients: avocado, egg, bell pepper, chives, cheddar cheese
Everyone knows about avocado toast and egg, but did you know you can bake avocado and eggs? This recipe is a great example of just what you can do with an avocado. It’s rich, cheesy and creamy. It doesn’t reheat well, but that’s not a problem, you can make this recipe from scratch in around 15-20 minutes!
Ingredients: avocado, egg, onion, lemon, dill
Egg salad, by itself, is a great keto staple, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take it up a notch by adding some avocado in it. This is also a great alternative if you are looking to increase the good fats content of your diet as you can completely omit the mayo, which contains a lot of saturated fats, and not lose out on the richness.
Ingredients: avocado, egg, bacon, mushrooms
This is no ordinary omelette, with its crispy bacon bits and chunky mushrooms. It’s great as a filling breakfast staple or brunch, if you're feeling fancy. Skip the cheese with this one, you won’t need it, the avocado does the trick!
Ingredients: almond flour, sesame seeds, coconut flour, psyllium husks, coconut oil, egg, baking powder, avocado, red chilli pepper, mayo, cilantro, cream cheese, gouda cheese
This is not your regular pie. It’s actually a savory pie, greau for breakfast or lunch, or even as a quick snack. It freezes well, so there’s no need to worry about leftovers. Even if we think this pie tastes even better the next day.
Ingredients: tuna, avocado, mayo, green onions, cilantro, lime juice
Tuna salad is a staple snack or lunch in some parts of the world and for good reason. It’s easy to make, goes great in a sandwich and it contains high amounts of protein, fats, and Omega-3 fatty acids. By adding avocado you increase the healthy fats content, giving you an easy, satiating lunch.
Ingredients: avocado, tomato, iceberg lettuce, red onion, vinegar, olive oil, mustard
This simple recipe brings together the great tomato taste, the richness of the avocado, the crunchiness of the iceberg lettuce into one amazing salad, great for serving as a side dish or for a garden party.
Ingredients: avocado, egg, almond flour, cayenne pepper
If you ever found yourself craving a big serving of fries on the keto diet, this recipe is a great alternative for you! You can either make this in a deep fryer, air fryer, or bake it in the oven, it’s that simple!
Ingredients: avocado, parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic powder
Yes, you can even make chips from an avocado! These are best baked in the oven, but you can experiment with different cooking methods until you find your favorite.
Ingredients: avocado, prosciutto, lime
This is one of those 3-ingredients-or-less recipes and we couldn’t be more happy! After all, who has time for complex recipes when all you want is a quick fatty snack to keep your energy up? There’s virtually no cooking time involved here, just a great pairing of flavors.
Ingredients: avocado, cilantro, olive oil, sunflower seeds, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, cumin
Hummus is one of those snacks you just can’t get enough off. It’s not keto friendly, unfortunately, but that’s no issue. This great keto avocado hummus packs all the classic flavors, with none of the carbs.
Ingredients: avocado, radish, ginger, red onion, tomato, cucumber, cilantro, peppermint, lemon juice, olive oil
There are not really that many recipes that marry the taste of avocado with the bold flavors of the Indian cuisine. We believe this low-carb salsa recipe will hit the spot for those of you looking for an easy, aromatic side-dish.
Ingredients: avocado, coconut milk, vanilla extract, sweetener
This is your basic avocado smoothie recipe. You can either drink it as is, or add a variety of fruits and flavors to this, making this smoothie your own.
Ingredients: avocado, peanut butter, almond milk, cocoa powder, sweetener
By adding peanut butter and cocoa powder to your basic avocado smoothie recipe, you get a chocolate peanut butter cup shake that you won’t get enough off.
Ingredients: avocado, coconut milk, blueberries, lemon juice, sweetener
Add a bunch of blueberries to your base avocado smoothie for a fresh summery taste. Blueberries are keto friendly and full of antioxidants, a great addition to any diet.
Ingredients: avocado, strawberries, almond milk, sweetener
If blueberries are not something you fancy, how about trying this amazing strawberry shake? It’s keto friendly, of course, and still contains those high amounts of antioxidants needed to keep yourself happy and healthy!
Ingredients: avocado, yogurt, garlic, olive oil, scallions, dill, lime juice, paprika
With its high fat content, avocado is great to be used as a main ingredient in various salad dressings. This recipe makes quite a large quantity of dressing, but don’t worry, this keeps great in the fridge, and you’ll want to use it for all your salads or steaks from now on.
Ingredients: avocado, red onion, lime juice, tomato, garlic, cilantro
Guacamole is probably one of the most popular dips on the market. If you make it at home, it’s always keto friendly, and you’ll never go back to the store bought stuff after you taste this flavorful guac.
Ingredients: eggs, lemon juice, water, salt, avocado oil
Mayo is always keto friendly, as it’s made using egg yolks, mustard and oil. Unfortunately, the store bought brands have other ingredients added, which can snake them not suitable for a keto diet. You can even use avocado instead of egg and you’ll get the same tasty, creamy mayo, but with none of the cholesterol.
Keto avocado desserts
This is the largest avocado dishes category and for good reason! This fruit can be hidden in all types of desserts, lowering their saturated fat content, and increasing their nutrient qualities. We’ve previously written more about keto avocado baking but we can’t end this article without mentioning our favorite dessert recipes.
Ingredients: egg, avocado, butter, peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla extract, baking soda, cocoa powder
Brownies are probably one of the most popular cakes out there, and the good news is they can easily be turned keto-friendly, while packing them with those good fatty acids. They also freeze well, so you can whip up a bigger batch and keep some for those days where baking just isn’t in the cards.
Ingredients: avocado, coconut milk, almond milk, sweetener, egg, vanilla extract, protein powder, maple extract, pecans, bourbon (optional)
Avocado can also be included in ice-cream, and this particular recipe goes extraordinarily well with the previous brownie recipe to make a classic dessert, brownie a la mode.
Ingredients: avocado, cocoa powder, sweetener, vanilla extract
This is the perfect recipe if you want to have a quick, 5 minute dessert and not skip out on the chocolate taste. This no-bake avocado mousse truly shows how well avocado and cocoa powder go together and it will surely become a go-to dessert.
Ingredients: avocado, egg, cocoa powder, almond flour, vanilla extract, baking soda, sweetener
This keto-friendly chocolate avocado cookie recipe is a wonderful alternative for anyone with health concerns. The avocado replaces the butter of standard cookies, using fats that are natural and great for you, without altering that classic chocolate chip cookie taste. It’s rich and fudgy and the avocado adds a creaminess you won’t be able to resist.
Ingredients: avocado, egg, coconut oil, cocoa powder, almond flour, vanilla extract, baking soda, sweetener
This recipe is a one-for-all. It can either be a breakfast food, a snack, a dessert, or even for lunch. This keto-friendly avocado cake is truly versatile, easily changing its taste by adding different quantities of sweetener or flavor, or even adding various toppings such as macadamia nuts or sugar-free chocolate chips.
Ingredients: cocoa powder, butter, hazelnut flour, avocado, cream cheese, lime, coconut milk, sweetener
This rich and creamy cheesecake is the ultimate indulgent dessert. It’s low-carb with only 4 grams per serving, and it will make you come back for more. If dairy is not your thing, you can easily replace the butter and cream cheese with coconut oil and coconut cream.
Popsicles are a summer favorite, great for chilling out in the sun. With these avocado popsicles you’ll never need to worry about treats ruining your diet, as they contain only 1 gram of carbs per popsicle!