32 Amazing AIP Avocado Recipes
Did you know avocados used to be known as alligator pears? Although they’re technically a giant berry (with a large seed or pit at the center), avocados are one of the most versatile foods around, easy and delicious to use in breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
And they’re perfect for those of us on an AIP diet: they can easily take the place of other irritating fats, veggies, or even fruits in so many recipes!
I’ve put together a list of my favorite AIP avocado recipes to showcase how easy they are to use every day. From delectable avocado smoothies to fried avocado side dishes to even a few recipes for avocado muffins!
And, don’t worry, there are even a few traditional guacamole recipes on here. But have you tried avocado pesto or avocado hummus? Expand your avocado lifestyle with these fantastic and inventive recipes. You’ll never look at an avocado the same way again!
Here are just a few of the AIP Avocado Recipes we’ve included:
- Lemon Fried Avocado
- 5-Min Super Easy Guacamole
- Avocado Cucumber Ginger Salad
- Super Fast Paleo Avocado Salad
- Paleo Avocado Peach Prosciutto Salad
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AIP Avocado Breakfasts
Lemon Fried Avocado
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: avocado, coconut oil, lemon juice, salt.
Most of us would never have thought of frying avocado slices, but these are amazing with a little lemon juice drizzled over them. They are the perfect AIP-friendly side dish to serve with fish or you could even scatter them over a salad. Try to use avocados that are not too ripe so they will hold their shape while they are cooking.
Avocado Stuffed Chicken Wrapped in Bacon
– AIP Sisterhood
Photo Credit: AIP Sisterhood
Ingredients: chicken breasts, avocado, red onion, lemon juice, sea salt, bacon, garlic powder.
We all know what great friends chicken and bacon are as they taste amazing together, but just imagine how good they would be stuffed with creamy avocado with pops of red onion coming through! This is an impressive AIP dish and although it looks complex it is actually easy to prepare. You have a fusion of textures and a load of flavor from these fantastic stuffed chicken breasts.
Avocado Banana Smoothie
– Oh Snap! Let’s Eat!
Ingredients: avocado, banana, coconut milk.
With only three ingredients, this smoothie is quick and easy to prepare, making it a perfect paleo AIP drink to whizz up for breakfast or for a quick snack. It is designed to be very thick so you might want to use a spoon, or add a bit more water to make it easier to drink. You shouldn’t need to add any sweetener as the banana provides natural sugar.
Cranberry Orange Muffins
– Homemade for Elle
Ingredients: avocado, maple syrup, coconut oil, vanilla extract, orange juice, coconut flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, cranberries, orange peel, cinnamon.
The surprise in this AIP muffin recipe comes from the use of avocado, which you don’t normally associate with baked goods, but it adds creaminess to the texture of the muffins and carries the other flavors really well. These have the classic combination of orange and cranberry which remind me of the holidays, but you can experiment with other fruits and citrus.
Fried Avocado with Garlic and Onion
– OnePot ManyDishes
Ingredients: avocado, onion, garlic, olive oil, black salt.
This AIP and vegan recipe is for a side dish that will go well with any meat. It can be eaten on its own if you prefer, but once you try it I am sure you will come up with serving suggestions of your own. The recipe uses a lot of garlic, but because it is being fried it loses a lot of its pungency, so you won’t be eating breath mints all day!
Sweet Potato Avocado Toast
– Grass Fed Salsa
Ingredients: white sweet potatoes, yellow onion, avocados, radishes, beef tallow, turmeric, ginger, cilantro, sea salt.
One of the most popular breakfast dishes in restaurants today is avocado toast, so I was really pleased to find this AIP version so I can enjoy my avocado hit in the morning! This recipe uses sweet potato slices instead of bread, keeping things low in carbs but high in flavor and goodness. With avocado dishes, I prefer to use red onion as it is slightly sweeter and crunchier than yellow.
Energizing Green Breakfast Smoothie Bowl
– A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Ingredients: spinach, avocado, mango, strawberries, lemon juice, orange juice, fruits, coconut flakes.
If you are facing a really busy day this smoothie bowl would be a good idea as it will set you up for any challenge. Full of healthy fats and with slow energy-release properties, this recipe is fully AIP-compliant. You can choose any fruits you have as a garnish and to add a bit of crunch to the textures you can scatter over some toasted coconut flakes.
AIP Avocado Dips & Sauces
Spinach Avocado Pesto
– Adventures in Partaking
Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking
Ingredients: baby spinach, parsley, lemon, Haas avocado, sea salt or pink Himalayan salt, garlic, olive oil.
If you like the flavors of pesto but can’t have the traditional version on the AIP eating plan, here is a great alternative to try. This pesto is an amazing color and full of flavor from the garlic, lemon, and spinach and is such a versatile dish. You can use this pesto as a dip with vegetable crudités, mix it into chicken salad or even use it to top your homemade burgers!
5-Min Super Easy Guacamole
– Keto Summit
Ingredients: avocado, garlic powder, onion powder, lime juice, salt, cilantro.
This is one of the easiest recipes ever! It only takes five minutes to make a super-delicious guacamole, so this would be a great recipe if you have friends who drop in unexpectedly and you need to provide a snack, or when you are settling down to watch the game! This tastes amazing when served with sliced veggies.
Avocado Cauliflower Hummus
– Unbound Wellness
Ingredients: cauliflower, avocado, olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cilantro.
As chickpeas are not allowed on the autoimmune protocol, we can miss out on eating hummus which is a regular dip in many households. So here is a handy recipe for an alternative that tastes different but gives you the same texture you get from regular hummus. You can serve this with sliced vegetables like cucumbers, carrots, or raw mushroom caps.
Avocado & Artichoke Heart Dip
Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified
Ingredients: artichoke hearts, avocados, cilantro, lemon juice.
If you are a guacamole fan but are a bit fed up with the old recipes, why not give this dip a try! It uses artichoke hearts to give a totally new slant on an old favorite! Like all keto dip recipes, this one could be adapted to suit your palate. For example, if you like a bit of crunch in your dip, you could add in a finely-diced red onion right at the end of the preparation time.
Avocado Mango Salsa
– Zesty Paleo
Ingredients: avocado, mango, shallot, lemon juice, ginger, cilantro, sea salt.
Both avocado and mango are rich sources of vitamins, so apart from tasting amazing, this salsa is really good for you too. You have the smoothness of the avocado flesh and the juicy mango pieces adding a fruity freshness to the dish. This would be a great AIP side to serve with grilled chicken or pork, but because of the citrus this would also go well with seafood or fish.
Easy AIP Guacamole
– Alexa Federico Wellness
Ingredients: avocados, shallots, garlic powder, sea salt, lime juice.
I have often had guacamole that was made using lemon juice, but in this AIP recipe you use lime juice which has a much zingier flavor. This is a helpful recipe as it also lists a whole load of ideas for what to dip in the guacamole, which can sometimes be a challenge. As avocado can turn brown quite quickly, it is important to serve this right away and not to make it in advance.
Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
– Sugar Bunny Bakery
Ingredients: avocado, coconut milk, garlic, chives, dill, parsley, tarragon, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, sea salt, pepper (omit).
As dairy products are not AIP-compliant it can be difficult to find a creamy salad dressing and that is where avocado comes to your aid! This dressing is packed with fresh herbs and citrus and has a really smooth and creamy texture and it tastes amazing when drizzled over salads. You can also use this as a dip or as an alternative to mayonnaise.
Zingy Vegan Avocado Dressing
– Whole New Mom
Ingredients: avocados, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, salt, water, parsley, honey or maple syrup.
Here is another creamy AIP dressing you can make that is vegan and totally dairy free. Avocados are a good source of vitamins and healthy fats and are also full of fiber, so this dressing is a healthy one too. With the zesty citrus and the garlic, this dressing packs a good punch of flavor and will lift the taste of any salad. It can also be used as a sauce for shrimp or as a dip.
Tarragon Avocado Olive Oil Mayonnaise on Beet Carpaccio
– AIP Lifestyle
Ingredients: avocados, apple cider vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, tarragon, beets, olive oil.
If you are looking for something new as an appetizer for a fancy dinner, you could do no better than this amazing AIP recipe! Thin slices of beet are served piled high with dollops of tarragon mayonnaise and the combination of colors and textures is very impressive. Because of the apple cider vinegar, the color of the avocado will not change and this can easily be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days.
AIP Avocado Salads
Avocado Cucumber Ginger Salad
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: cucumber, avocado, ginger, lemon juice, olive oil, salt.
The salad in this paleo recipe is very simple, yet full of flavor and is so good for you. It would make the perfect light lunch on a summery day and has lots of fresh taste from the cucumber and ginger, and this contrasts well with the creamy smooth avocado. You could even add in some berries of choice to make it look and taste even better.
Super Fast Paleo Avocado Salad
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: avocado, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt.
Here is another quick and easy salad that you can throw together in a couple of minutes. It can be enjoyed on its own for a healthy lunch, or as a paleo side dish with steak or grilled chicken. Try to use the best balsamic vinegar you can afford as it really reflects in the flavor – cheaper ones are not so rich in flavor and can be a bit of a let-down.
Paleo Avocado Peach Prosciutto Salad
– Paleo Flourish
Ingredients: peach, avocado, prosciutto, salad greens, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt.
This lovely paleo salad recipe is a great example of keeping things simple to bring out the flavor of the ingredients. You are only using oil and lemon to make the dressing and this will not detract from the flavors of the ham and fruit. As avocado and peach are both quite soft, it is a good idea to serve this with the prosciutto as a salty contrast in texture and flavor.
Carrot, Cucumber, and Avocado Salad
– Autoimmune Wellness
Photo Credit: Autoimmune Wellness
Ingredients: apple cider vinegar, honey, cucumbers, sea salt, ginger, rainbow carrots, cilantro, avocado, olive oil.
This is another simple recipe that tastes so fresh that it would make a great lunchtime dish in the summer. You have the crunchy rainbow carrots and juicy cucumber and a little kick from the ginger in simple honey and vinegar dressing to set off the soft and creamy avocado, giving you an AIP-compliant dish that the whole family will love. This salad is best served as soon as it is made as it doesn’t keep well.
Greek Chicken Avocado Salad
– Adventures in Partaking
Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking
Ingredients: chicken breast, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dried oregano, pink himalayan salt, white cabbage, cucumbers, red or white onion, celery, black olives, avocado, lemon juice.
If you like olives you are going to love this chicken salad! It has tons of flavor from the marinated chicken and the olives give it a lovely hint of Greek cuisine. Olives are a good source of healthy fats, as is the avocado, so this is a great dish if you are following the AIP or keto route. This salad is still fresh the next day so any leftovers could be packed in your lunchbox!
Shrimp and Avocado Salad
– The Paleo Mom
Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom
Ingredients: lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, cilantro, pepper (omit), salt, shrimp, avocados, lettuce or baby greens.
Everyone knows that shrimp goes really well with a citrus juice, and in this AIP salad the lime juice is the perfect addition to the marinade as it gives the fish a lovely tangy taste. You can serve this on whatever salad leaves you prefer, but baby spinach tastes amazing! The combination of firm shrimp and creamy, rich avocado makes this an impressive salad to make for guests.
– Balancing Paleo
Ingredients: cucumber, sweet onion, parsley, extra virgin olive oil, salt, avocado.
With only a few fresh ingredients, this side is quick and easy to make and can be served with any grilled meat or fish. It combines juicy cucumber and soft avocado in a simple olive oil dressing and with the added crunch of onion to add some texture. This salad is dairy and gluten-free and fits well in the paleo autoimmune protocol.
Pink Grapefruit & Avocado Salad
– Phoenix Helix
Ingredients: avocados, grapefruit, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt.
If you are not keen on the bitterness of grapefruit, I recommend you try the pink variety as it is a good bit milder and sweeter. Not only that, but it is a great source of antioxidants and vitamins. In this delicious salad you have the citrus balanced with the creamy smoothness of the avocado and dressed with balsamic. Yummy!
AIP Avocado Desserts
Avocado Carob Fudge Bars
– Grazed & Enthused
Photo Credit: Grazed & Enthused
Ingredients: Medjool dates, coconut, cinnamon, carob powder, pure vanilla powder, sea salt, coconut oil, coconut butter, palm shortening, avocado, honey.
Because you are using Medjool dates for this recipe and they have their own sweetness, you definitely don’t need to add any other sweetener to these fudge bars! The dates also add a great source of fiber which makes these an even healthier snack. Combined with the creamy avocado fudge, these bars are really impressive! Store for a few days in the fridge, or freeze for a later time.
Nourishing Raw Cocoa Avocado Pudding
– The Curious Coconut
Photo Credit: The Curious Coconut
Ingredients: avocados, vanilla extract, honey, carob powder, sea salt.
Just about everyone I know loves a good chocolate pudding, including the younger ones, and using avocado in this pudding means it is much healthier than store-bought! With all the healthy fats in avocado, it is a great ingredient for boosting your energy levels and it also makes for a smooth and creamy pudding texture.
AIP Carob Banana Brownies
– Fed and Fulfilled
Photo Credit: Fed and Fulfilled
Ingredients: banana, coconut butter, coconut oil, honey, coconut flour, carob powder, arrowroot powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, sea salt, apple cider vinegar, gelatin, water.
These brownies are another great way to use up those over-ripe bananas that have been sitting in the bowl for a bit too long! Using bananas also helps to stop these delicious treats from drying out and keeps them fudgy and soft, and add enough sweetness to satisfy any craving. If you are serving these as dessert you could also top with fresh berries or your favorite AIP ice cream.
Avocado Watermelon Bites
Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified
Ingredients: watermelon, avocado, red onion, cucumber, coconut aminos, lime juice.
These pretty watermelon bites are designed to be served as an appetizer, but they make the perfect snack to keep you going, especially on a hot day when you need something juicy to keep you hydrated. This is another simple AIP recipe that lets the flavors of the ingredients shine without complicating the taste with strong seasonings. As an alternative, you could just chop the melon and stir it through the salsa.
Carob Avocado Mousse
– Kurt Adam’s
Ingredients: avocados, honey, carob powder, coconut milk.
This pudding has only a few ingredients, but has a wonderful rich and indulgent texture and can be used as an AIP-friendly alternative to regular chocolate puddings. You can use cocoa powder to give the authentic chocolate taste, but for AIP followers it is best to use carob. This mousse can also be frozen in popsicle molds and served to kids as a sweet snack.
AIP Chocolate Cake with Banana-Avocado Frosting
– A Clean Plate
Ingredients: green plantains, bananas, pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, carob powder, apple cider vinegar, vanilla extract, baking soda, cinnamon, cream of tartar, mace, avocados, honey.
Because of the plantains and pumpkin puree used here, you end up with a moist and rich cake that would be easy to dress up for a celebration. The frosting is smooth and sweet and full of healthy fats from the avocado, and if you find you have some leftover after frosting the cake, store it in the refrigerator and serve it up as an AIP pudding!
Avocado Ice Cream
– Real Food Forager
Ingredients: avocado, bananas, honey, vanilla extract or powder, coconut cream.
There is nothing finer on a warm, summer day than a dish of delicious sweet ice cream to cool you and satisfy your hunger pangs, and you will be amazed by the rich texture of this AIP ice cream. The avocado does not flavor the dessert – it just adds a creamy texture. Once you have added the banana, you might find the mix is sweet enough so it is best to taste the mix before adding in the honey.
Fudgy Avocado Collagen Brownies
– Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP
Ingredients: green banana flour, carob powder, collagen or collagen veggie blend, salt, baking soda, avocados, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla.
Brownies, believe it or not, can be a healthy snack which can be enjoyed on lots of different eating plans. In these ones the carob gives you the chocolate taste but without the issues that cocoa can cause some of us. Brownies should be soft and fudgy and this AIP-friendly recipe will not disappoint! It also has the added health benefits of collagen to strengthen hair and nails. Win-win situation!