Avocado is one of the most versatile fruits. Although you might think it is a vegetable, it is categorised as a single seeded berry. That aside, the most popular way to eat avocado is usually as part of savoury food, rather than as a dessert. Here we look at some of the best ways to eat avocado, including dips, sandwiches and salads.

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According to the BBC there are many health benefits to avocado as they are a good source of potassium, copper and iron. They also contain high levels of Vitamin E and monounsaturated fat, although it is the high fat content which means they should be eaten in moderation. If you enjoy your avocado then some of these food ideas should appeal.

Salads

Avocado can be added to salads to make them extra special. Whether you slice them thinly or cut chunkier pieces, they can add texture and flavour to any salad. Avocados work well with seafood or in salads when paired with other types of fruit such as raspberries. Always remember to make sure you don’t add avocado to your salad until the last minute as if it is in your salad for too long then it can go brown and this is not very appetising.

Dips and spreads

A popular way to eat avocado is in a dip such as guacamole which can be served as a side dish with vegetable sticks or tortilla chips. You can also create a variation of this by adding spices such as paprika and cayenne pepper to blended avocado to make a dip or spread to serve with breadsticks or crackers.

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Sandwiches

Using an avocado spread is a great addition to sandwiches that contain bacon or turkey. It also goes well with eggs for a breakfast sandwich with a twist. Avocado also works really well in chicken sandwiches and it is possible to find some great food ideas using avocado in online chicken recipes from sites such as http://food-tales.com/food-recipes/chicken/.

If you enjoy eating avocado then hopefully this has provided you with some new ways to eat one of your favourite foods, and if you have not picked one up at the supermarket before, then maybe this has inspired you to buy one next time you are shopping and give it a try.