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20 Recipes That Call for Avocado Oil

If you ate enough avocados over the last decade to never crave them again, take heart. You can still reap the health benefits of this rich, buttery fruit thanks to avocado oil. Avocado oil retains a subtle avocado taste, but it won’t compete with the other flavors you’re cooking with. Here’s how to use it.

Instant Pot® Salisbury Steak with Onion and Mushroom Gravy

“The gravy is absolutely delicious, and that little bit of red wine adds incredible richness and depth of flavor.” — lutzflcat

Roasted Cauliflower “Rice”

“Love how this can take place of a starch. Plus, it’s way more flavorful then rice,” Chef V says.

Carne Asada al Cilantro

“I made two different carne asada recipes last night and while they were both great, I preferred this one. I typically always use beer in the marinade and I think it is the key. The avocado oil is genius. Excellent recipe!” — Soup Loving Nicole

“Close to Store-Bought” Mayo

Avocado oil teams up with sesame oil and light olive oil in this homemade mayonnaise recipe.

Instant Pot® Pork Chops and Gravy

“My family ate these up! Tender and flavorful pork chops. The only thing I added was about a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the soup mixture. The gravy was great on white rice, and I served it with peas,” Tammy Lynn says.

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

“Great recipe and a must with cilantro rice. Taste just like the Cuban restaurants down in Houston,” Melissa Delgado says.

Pumpkin-Chocolate Muffins

Swap vegetable oil for avocado oil. The flavors of cocoa powder and pumpkin puree stand up to rich avocado oil in this recipe.

Instant Pot® Sloppy Joes

“The best sloppy Joe I have ever had. Incredibly easy to make,” Peter says.

Air Fryer Garlic and Parsley Baby Potatoes

One tablespoon of avocado oil helps these potatoes reach peak crispiness in the air fryer.

Black Bean, Corn, and Quinoa Salad

“Tangy and zippy! I added some black lime powder (loomi aswad) and some cayenne pepper. I also used some precooked tri-colored quinoa that I had in the freezer. Can’t get any easier than that!” — Buckwheat Queen

Paleo Coconut Curry Stir Fry

Stir-fry chicken in avocado oil before adding onion, curry powder, and broccoli. Omit the oyster sauce and sugar to make this dish truly Paleo. It’ll still pack a punch of flavor.

Low Carb Lamb Burgers

“This was so easy! I was looking for a recipe with little prep and using ingredients I already had. This fit the bill.” — onecoolmom

Keto Open-Faced Chicken Cordon Bleu

“Very easy and not heavy at all. I made it exactly as written,” home cook KathyFL says.

Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette

Not over avocados just yet? Good. This dressing gets its smooth, creamy consistency from avocado oil, olive oil, and a whole avocado.

Instant Pot® Mexican Rice

“I have made Mexican rice from scratch for years. This is pretty comparable, much easier, and certainly faster,” home cook Mary says.

Instant Pot® Beef And Barley Soup

“Made it exactly as recipe said, and it was so good! The beef was tender and hearty. Will definitely make this again,” reviewer LoriinSB says.

Spiralized Cucumber and Jicama Tostada Salad with Avocado

Marinate jicama, cucumber, red onion, and bell peppers in lime juice and avocado oil before topping smashed avocado on a tostada shell.

Curry Salmon with Mango

Pour avocado oil, curry powder, and salt over crispy baked salmon before topping it with diced mango, red onion, Serrano pepper, and cilantro.

Instant Pot® Swiss Steak

Use avocado oil to brown bottom round steak or any lean, tough cut of beef. Use another tablespoon of the oil to sauté onion, carrot, celery, and bell pepper.

Healthy Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash

“Very tasty and perfect for low-carb eaters or keto dieters,” says France C. “I’ll be making this again, as it makes the perfect leftovers for my work lunches!”

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