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7 Ways to Get Rid of the Other Half of the Avocado

Written by Liam Cronin | March 4, 2013

We’ve all been there. You’ve just made a delicious recipe with half an avocado. You store the other half in the fridge, vowing to use it before it turns brown. Days later, the avocado is brown, and you’re so ashamed that you can barely look at it.

Don’t be ashamed! Next time, use one of these seven ideas to get rid of the other half of the avocado before it goes brown.

1. Throw It in a Sandwich

Use it as a topping on a vegan BLT (pictured) like the D.C. Vegetarian Cart in Portland, Oregon, or make it the main ingredient in an Avocado Reuben.

2. Make Some Salsa

Blueberries and avocados in the same dish? That’s too crazy NOT to try.

3. Take a Tip From Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is so smart that not only does she get rid of that avocado for you, she also repurposes the skin as a bowl.

4. Pudding?

Use that half an avocado as a base for a sweet, savory, and cholesterol-free dessert.

Why isn’t everyone vegan again?

5. Top an English Muffin

An avocado can give just the right creaminess and flavor to this breakfast staple. Just to round out the dozen, here are 11 other ways to serve English muffins.

6. Who Likes Sushi?

I do. And avocado is the best part of any vegan sushi recipe.

7. Complete a Burger

Without the right toppings, a burger can be a huge let down. Complete a fresh veggie burger with a few slices of avocado.

And if those seven recipes don’t get rid of that avocado, I don’t know what will. Let us know which recipe you tried in the comments below.

Happy pitting, scooping, slicing, and mashing, everyone!

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  • Rebeca Steinberg says:

    I live in Mexico where the avocado fruit is an ingredient in many dishes. It goes great with tomato soups like “mexican tortilla soup”. Also in vegan “ceviche”, changing fish for mushrooms and even as a facial mask for dry skin :-)

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