Avocado toast—from simple to elaborate—has become a brunch staple in recent years. And for good reason: It’s delicious and incredibly Instagram friendly. However, there’s only so much toast you can eat before wishing for new ways to use your favorite green fruit. So we dug a little deeper and found some variations for the avocado lovers who are ready for something new. We think you might love these recipes even more than your go-to toast—and they look super pretty, too.
Rule one: You must have fresh fish—the freshest you can find the better—to make this stellar recipe from Bon Appetit work. Ask your fishmonger if they would eat the fish raw. If the answer is no, neither should you.
Rosemary Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Salad
Looking for a salad that appeals to all the senses? Enter this recipe from How Sweet Eats. Packed with protein, this low-carb creation is also full of texture and taste. Pack this full of spring greens and butter lettuce, and get ready to see some satisfied faces around the table. Chef’s tip: Flavor generously with rosemary.
Lemon Avocado Chickpea Mash
This is a delicious spread from The Conscientious Eater for all those committed to a plant-based diet. It’s zesty and creamy and perfect for dipping veggies or spreading on a sandwich. We particularly like it spread thinly on grilled chicken served over a salad.
Chicken Taco Avocado
There is something so beautiful about using an avocado as a taco shell. With this healthy taco recipe from Delish, there are bright pops of green, yellow and orange—a gorgeous tiny piece of art that is something of it’s own moveable feast. Easy to make, and easy to transport? Check, check.
Savory Avocado Oatmeal
This fast, easy morning solution will keep you full and keep your heart happy. It’s a quick fix for a healthy lunch or breakfast-for-dinner, too. Check out Beau Super Blend for more gorgeous food pics and inspiring ideas.
Avocado Grapefruit Couscous Salad
This recipe from Well Plated is simple citrus bliss. Quite the opposite of heavy winter comfort food, this light and bright salad is sure to liven up any spread. Nothing says “sunshine” like bright yellow lemons and crisp pink grapefruits.
Avocado Watermelon Salad
Of course we love this salad from Greatist because of the aesthetic appeal but also because watermelon is a superfood packed with goodness (vitamins A and C for starters). It makes for a perfectly Pantone-inspired side dish or meal.
Spring Roll Bowl with Sweet Garlic Lime Sauce
This recipe from Pinch of Yum is great all year round. Especially because it’s completely customizable, and you can add and subtract herbs to your liking (though the creator does say basil, mint, and cilantro are musts). Heat it up, or eat it cold—this avocado-topped bowl will soon become your favorite lunch.
Cuban Style Steak and Avocado Rice with Pineapple Chimichurri
The key to this dish from Half Baked Harvest is the combination steak with sweet pineapple chimichurri. Marinate the steak in olive oil, oregano, cumin, and lime juice. Sweeten the palate with a simple chimichurri of pineapple, chile, garlic, and cilantro.
Burst Tomato and Zucchini Spaghetti with Avocado Sauce
First, you do have to have a spiralizer to make this recipe from Pinch of Yum (or simply sub in your favorite regular spaghetti). Crank out some zucchini noodles and top with fresh parmesan, tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and voila! A low calorie plant-based meal with a fresh spin.
Avocado Caprese Salad
This Foodie Crush creation is such an easy thing to make in a pinch. All you need is mozarella, fresh tomatoes, avocados, some balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a little bit of love. This salad has summer picnic written all over it. Tip: Use colorful heirloom cherry tomatoes to make it even prettier.
Watermelon Radish Salad with Arugula and Avocado
We love the look of this salad from Noshtopia. It’s as gorgeous as it is light and satisfying. A taste of the rainbow with all-natural and super healthy ingredients.