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- Sweet pies and tarts
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An excellent way of getting more monosaturated fats into your diet. Delicious!
30 people made this
IngredientsMakes: 1 23cm round tart
- 1 avocado, mashed
- 1 (397g) tin sweetened condensed milk
- 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or to taste
- 1 (23cm) shortcrust pastry case, baked
MethodPrep:10min ›Extra time:4hr chilling › Ready in:4hr10min
- Stir milk into mashed avocado. Stir in lemon juice. Combine well, then pour into pastry case. Cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours.
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This was a good recipe, but I added an extra avacado, the juice of 1 lime, and a package of reduced fat cream cheese. The avocado flavor was very faint, but it was really good.-03 Jul 2005
by Gwynne Kloch
This "key lime pie" was tremendously easy to make and so divine to eat. I used the juice of one lemon, about 1/8 cup and it was quite enough.-10 Jun 2006
We have huge avocados here, and I got tired of always making avocado milkshakes. Spotted this and haven't turned back since! I agree that it needs to be a LARGE avocado (or 2 small store bought ones) to be good. It's become a family favorite. I make my own cookie crumble crust though since prepared pie shells are unavailable, but I'm certain that the pie shell would be delicious too.-30 Jul 2012
Spicy Chocolate Avocado Tart Recipe
A Spicy Chocolate Avocado Tart is the vegan-friendly dessert that’s cool, rich, and spicy. With a creamy smooth spicy chocolate avocado filling and an easy-to-make crumbly crust, the combination of flavors and textures will blow everyone’s mind.
You know what that means. Spikes in temperature. Kids running around the neighborhood like crazy.
Insane increase on your electric bill because you have to pump the AC in order not to melt. You know, normal summer stuff.
SO, it’s about time for a cool dessert to refresh our palates with, am I right?
Now, before you all scream at me for bringing a dessert into your lives in the middle of swimsuit season, let’s all take a deeeeeeep breath. Not only is this dessert vegan-friendly, it’s HEALTHY.
That’s because the crust isn’t a traditional crust with tons of shortening or butter. The filling is also light because of the avocado being used to get that creamy chocolaty goodness.
It always amazes me how easy it is to use avocado as a healthy substitute for desserts in addition to using it for a healthier fat option for savory dishes.
You would think the flavor of the avocado would overpower the flavors in the recipe, but it honestly doesn’t.
You get all the creaminess of the avocado in this dish, but the flavors of chocolate, spice and a slight sweetness, instead of the actual avocado flavor.
Not to mention, it’s an incredibly easy dish to make. Most of the time spent making this dish is actually passive time, waiting for something to bake or chill.
You will spend about 15 minutes of actually active prep time for the recipe, making it simple and easy to serve up for a party or whatever gathering you have planned.
Plus, you can make it up to three days ahead of time! Simply store it in the refrigerator covered with foil until you are ready to serve.
The Last Avocado Toast Recipe You'll Ever Need
Avocado toast is pretty divisive: You either can’t get enough of it, or you’re totally sick of hearing about it. With a plethora of avocado toast recipes out there—some simple, others more complex—it’s easy to wonder if we’ve reached peak avocado.
But before you write off this open-faced Instagrammable marvel, let’s remember why we love avocado toast in the first place. Mashed avocado spread over crusty whole-wheat bread, finished with olive oil, red pepper flakes, and flaky sea salt—does it get much better than that? It’s full of healthy, unsaturated fats, packed with fiber, and it’s an effortless breakfast or snack.
So forget fancy-pants versions topped with lobster, truffles, and gold flakes—or spinoffs like avocado art, avocado roses, and avocado toast chocolate bars. You need a perfect avocado toast recipe that’s 100% no-nonsense.
Look no further. This is the easiest—and the last—avocado toast recipe you’ll ever need to know. Memorize the recipe, then use it as a jumping off point for your favorite avocado toast riffs. Put an egg on it, top it with tuna salad, or crown it with fluffy alfalfa sprouts for a healthy and satisfying meal. You can mix up the toppings too—we love Japanese furikake or everything bagel seasoning.
This delicious green goddess sauce by The Little Plantation is a healthy and nutritious addition to your week. Creamy GEM ® avocados and fresh lime juice create a smooth and tasty sauce, for the perfect way to treat yourself.
For the sauce
- 1/2 GEM® avocado (seed and skin removed)
- 1/4 cup (40g) shelled hemp seeds
- 4tbs of fresh lime juice (4 limes)
- 1tbs maple syrup
- 1.5tbs apple cider vinegar
- 2tbs olive oil
- 1 cup (about 40g) fresh parsley, washed
- 1/2cup (around 15g) fresh coriander, washed
- 1 garlic clove peeled
- 1/2tsp salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1tbs water (or 1-2 more if you want the sauce to be a little bit runnier)
- Mix all the ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth and fully combined.
- Serve on roasted seasonal veg and with pan fried tofu cubes for extra protein.
What a Gem®
Gem® is the richest, creamiest avocado you&rsquore ever likely to taste. It&rsquos also so versatile which makes Gem® a perfect choice for use in all kinds of recipes.
No Bake Recipe for Avocado Lime Tarts
May 2, 2016 Updated on November 2, 2019 By Beth K 2 Comments This post contains affiliate links.
Avocado Lime Tarts are a quick and easy treat for parties, cookouts, or any time you need a flavorful pick-me-up! My kids love them and one batch is barely enough to satisfy their appetites. It’s impossible to get them to only eat their 2 tart serving without asking for more! You’ll love the bright, vibrant flavor of creamy, chilled lime and the crunchy, sweet crust.
My family and I went to Florida for vacation earlier this year and I cannot tell you how many key lime pies I tasted. Oh, don’t think I’m complaining. I could have pie for three meals a day plus a healthy bonus snack!
These Avocado Lime Tarts adapt that much-loved classic to a version that is super easy to make at home. (Plus, they are the cousin to our super popular No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Tarts!)
The Lime Vitality essential oil is GREAT in this recipe because it really amps up the citrus flavor. Adding more key lime juice makes the filling too watery and then you have to balance it out with more ingredients and more sugar and more cream cheese just to get the right lime flavor. The Lime Vitality perks up everything without adding too much liquid. It’s magic really! (We also love the Lime Vitality in our Key Lime Cupcakes recipe.)
Love avocado toast? Learn how to take it to the next level with this simple recipe (+5 amazing variations!) and my best tips and tricks!
When avocado toast came onto the scene years ago, lots of people wrote it off as a trend. But as someone who still eats it for breakfast or lunch a few times a week, I have to say that I think avocado toast is here to stay! It’s super easy to make, it’s healthy and satisfying, and it’s a blank canvas for flavorful seasonal toppings. What’s not to love?
Below, you’ll find my basic avocado toast recipe along with 5 fun & fancy variations. Whether you toss them together for breakfast, enjoy them for lunch, or make them for a quick and easy dinner, I hope you love them as much as I do!
Avocado Toast Recipe Variations
Made with good bread and ripe avocados, even simple avocado toast is delicious. However, it can also serve as a template for all sorts of fun toppings. Try adding chopped fresh herbs, a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil, black pepper or red pepper flakes, or a poached or scrambled egg. And if you have tahini sauce, cilantro lime dressing, pesto, or chipotle sauce on hand, even a small drizzle will kick your toast up a notch.
If you want to take things one step further, use multiple toppings to make one of these variations:
1. Banh Mi Avo Toast
Whenever I make banh mi sandwiches, I always some of the pickles left over. This bright and tangy toast is the perfect way to use them up!
2. Toast-ada Toast
These Tex-Mex toppings make this toast spicy and fun. A pop of pickled onion takes it over the top.
3. Roasted Chickpea & Harissa
It’s worth getting a jar of harissa just to make this toast! It combines with these toppings to create delicious creamy/crunchy texture and tangy/smoky flavor:
4. Sushi Toast
My personal favorite! I top avocado toast with sushi fixings in this fresh, sweet, and savory variation:
- Cucumber, peeled into ribbons
- Pickled ginger
- Sesame seeds
- Sliced nori, optional
5. Everything & More
My dairy-free riff on a loaded everything bagel, with mashed avocado instead of cream cheese! Here’s what else is on it:
- Carrot, peeled into ribbons (Instead of lox!)
- Everything seasoning
- Diced red onion
How to Make Avocado Toast
Making avocado toast is easy! You likely already have your own method, but these simple tips will take it from good to great:
- Better ingredients make better toast. Use the best bread you can find! I like to toast thick slices of sourdough or whole grain bread. For an extra pop of flavor, lightly rub each slice of bread with the cut side of a halved garlic clove as soon as it comes out of the toaster.
- Mash the avocado directly on the toast. Some recipes call for you to mash the avocado in a separate bowl before piling it onto the bread, but in my opinion, the more texture the avocado has, the better your toast will be (we’re not making guacamole). Halve the avocado and remove the pit. Then, use a paring knife to score cubes of the avocado inside the skin without piercing the skin. Drizzle the diced flesh with lemon juice and sprinkle it with flaky sea salt before scooping and mashing onto the toast. Alternatively, slice the avocado inside the skin, season it, and fan the slices onto the bread. No need to mash!
- Don’t skip the lemon and salt. They add brightness and make the flavors pop! I like to season the avocado inside the skin, before I scoop it onto the bread.
Enjoy your avocado toast on its own, or pair it with a smoothie, salad, or soup for a heartier meal. Enjoy!
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Avocado Lime Cheesecake Tart
Yields: One 10-inch tart
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup almond flour
1/3 cup maple sugar (or packed brown sugar)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus 1 large pinch
6 tablespoons cold Earth Balance vegan butter (or organic butter)
8 ounces Neufchatel (or cream cheese)
1 cup avocado puree
1/2 cup agave nectar
2 large organic eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon lime zest
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. To make crust, in a small bowl, combine pastry flour, almond flour, sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon sea salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Press crumb mixture into the bottom and up the sides of a 10-inch tart pan. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
2. Meanwhile in a small bowl beat Neufchatel, avocado, and agave until light and fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes, until no lumps remain. Beat in eggs, pinch of salt, yogurt, lime juice and zest, and vanilla until blended. Pour filling into prepared crust and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until filling is set and barely jiggles in the center. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
Blackened Fish Sandwich With Avocado and Cabbage
Mitch Mandel and Thomas MacDonald
This version of a fish sandwich ditches the fried, processed patties with fresh, blackened tilapia fillets, and tartar sauce with creamy avocado and crunchy cabbage. This blackened fish slathered in avocado is one sandwich that packs a punch for lunch.
Cottage cheese, peach, cinnamon, and honey
Kiersten Hickman/Eat This, Not That!
Cottage cheese may not be the most popular cheese spread out there, but it's certainly not one to skip over for toast. Cottage cheese is great to have with fruits, and most commonly paired with peaches. Drizzle on some honey and sprinkle on some cinnamon—one of the healthiest spices on the planet—for even more flavor.
RELATED: Easy, healthy, 350-calorie recipe ideas you can make at home.
12 Avocado Breakfast Ideas That Are WAY More Exciting Than Toast
Because avocado automatically makes everything better.
Let's get one thing out of the way: Avocado toast is awesome. It's filling, it's infinitely adaptable, and it makes for a really nice photo. I love avocado almost as much as Antoni from Queer Eye does.
But if you're limiting yourself to only enjoying avocados at breakfast in toast form, then you're seriously missing out. There's a whole world of tasty, interesting avocado breakfasts out there just waiting for you to shake things up a little. Try any one of these 12 avocado breakfast recipes next time you're in an avo toast rut.
A salad. for breakfast? Yep, breakfast salads are totally a thing, and I guarantee you'll be on board once you sink your fork into this combo of sweet potatoes, blueberries, and avocado.
Per serving: 523 cal, 37.9 g fat (12.1 g sat fat), 7.5 g protein, 57.6 g carbs, 15 g fiber, 15.3 g sugar, 156 mg sodium
Breakfast tacos are hard evidence that these packed tortillas are ALWAYS a great idea&mdashmorning, afternoon, or night. But if you're vegan, most breakfast tacos (which often contain eggs) are off the table. Until now! Try out this plant-based version, which features scrambled tofu.
Per serving: 372 cal, 13.4 g fat (2.1 g sat fat), 18.6 g protein, 51 g carbs, 14.6 g fiber, 4.5 g sugar, 523 mg sodium
These mini frittatas are packed with healthy ingredients, like quinoa, eggs, spinach, red peppers, and, of course, avocado. Not to mention, they contain nearly five grams of protein per tiny frittata.
Per serving: 113 cal, 5 g fat, 4.8 g protein, 12.6 g carbs, 2.2 g fiber, 1 g sugar
Avocado toast, meet avo waffles. These waffles from Woman's Day are topped with tomatoes, avocado, and fresh herbs (and a ranch-like dressing)&mdashperfect if you hate super-sweet breakfasts.
Per serving: 305 cal, 15.5 g fat (6.5 g sat fat), 8 g protein, 450 mg sodium, 36 g carbs, 4 g fiber
Yes, it is 100 percent acceptable to have chips for breakfast&mdashespecially when they're slathered with avocados, pico de gallo, and sour cream like in this Good Housekeeping recipe.
Per serving: 495 cal, 32 g fat (9 g sat fat), 19 g protein, 36 g carbs, 6 g fiber, 915 mg sodium
Your morning eggs just got way more portable thanks to this handy trick from Woman's Day. Prep your jar overnight, microwave in the morning, add a hefty dose of avo, and you're good to go for a tasty avocado breakfast.
Per jar: 356 cal, 25 g fat (10.5 g sat fat), 788 mg sodium, 26 g protein, 6 g carbs, 2 g fiber
- California-grown Navel oranges are available from November through June.
- When shopping for Navel oranges, choose fruit that smells fresh and feels heavy for its size – that tells you it’s juicy.
- To keep your citrus fresh longer—up to three weeks – store them in the refrigerator.
- Wash your oranges before cutting them.
- Bring the oranges to room temperature before making the vinaigrette to ensure you get the most juice.
- Leftover or cut oranges should be refrigerated within two hours.
This simple orange salad dressing uses both orange juice and zest for maximum flavor. Make sure to use fresh juice, not bottled, for best results. To make the vinaigrette, just whisk the ingredients below. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.