17 Ways To Eat Avocado For Dinner, Because This Fruit Isn't Just For Avo Toast

It’s no secret that avocado toast has become one of the most iconic, most Instagrammed, more coveted breakfast meals of all time, also leading avocados to become a bonafide breakfast staple. But really, the truth of the matter is that there is so much more to avos than toast, and there are so many ways to eat avocado for dinner.

Sure, once your avocados ripen, it may be tempting to make an avocado and egg combo for breakfast or make some sort of avocado brunch recipe. But if you wait it out, there are so many more possibilities for avocado greatness that you may not have ever dreamed to try. The obvious (but delicious) choices? Avocado quesadillas and tacos. The not-so-obvious choices? Avocado risotto, pizza, and pasta. Avocados are much, much more than just a creamy, buttery spread for toast. It’s time to start thinking outside the box.

So, the next time you’re figuring out what to make for dinner, check to see if your avocados are the perfect consistency for consuming, and get creative. From single-serve pasta dishes and sushi bowls to savory sandwiches, there’s no limit to the number of ways you can enjoy this healthy, fatty fruit. Enjoy!

1. Cheesy Avocado Skillet Pizza

Here's the trick to making an extra creamy pizza, as demonstrated by Averie Cooks: put avocado on and in your pizza.

2. Poke Avocado Bowl

If you're a sushi-lover, you'll also go crazy for this dinner-for-one by A Cozy Kitchen. Tuna and brown rice pair magically with avocado.

3. Avocado Quesadilla With Chipotle Black Beans

When in doubt, a quesadilla never fails to satisfy. Naturally Ella adds lime juice and chipotle chili powder to prevent this version form tasting bland.

4. Avocado Pasta

When considering avocado pasta, think pasta with pesto, but so much creamier. I Am A Food Blog's is easy to make with half an avocado, some pasta, and plenty of extras like garlic and cilantro.

5. Creamy Avocado Barley Risotto

It only makes sense that buttery avocado and risotto would be a match made in heaven, right? Right. Oh She Glows makes a hearty yet wholesome dinner.

6. Avocado Baked Mahi

Don't be afriad of cooking an avocado. Cara's Cravings shows that fish fillets baked in a garlicky avocado sauce turn out delectable.

7. Crab And Avocado Hand Rolls

You don't need sushi-rolling experience to make these easy hand rolls by The Kitchn. Just be sure to serve them immediately, with more veggies and rice on the side, if you wish.

8. Creamy Avocado And Gouda Cheese Pasta

Forget what you knew about fettuccine alfredo: here is the savory, cheesy pasta dish you need in your life, and Half Baked Harvest is here to bring it to you.

9. Sweet Potato And Avocado Panini

Goat cheese, sweet potatoes, avocado, herbs, and mustard — Five and Spice shows that simplicity is not a bad thing at all.

10. Cucumber And Avocado Soup

Faced with blistering heat? Never fear. A Cozy Kitchen's soup is a more dinner-worthy take of a green smoothie, and it's guaranteed to cool you down.

11. Avocado Salad With Chickpeas

Give the kale a break: Naturally Ella shows that butter lettuce makes the right complement to chickpeas and avocado.

12. Green Bean Avocado Fried Rice

Fried rice doesn't have to be completely laden with oil and soy sauce. I Am A Food Blog shows how to get the right balance of crispy and creamy in this recipe.

13. Broccoli, Chickpea, And Avocado Sandwiches

These sandwiches by Cookie and Kate may be the perfect summer picnic food. A squeeze of lemon juice brings out their vibrant flavor.

14. Zucchini Noodles With Basil-Avocado Pesto

For a low-carb dinner that's still filling, zucchini is your friend. Plus, Cara's Cravings adds a avocado pesto that's delightfully smooth.

15. Avocado Stuffed With Spicy Shrimp

Not only is this stuffed avocado a stunning meal, it's also quite filling. The Kitchn combines avocado, mango, and shrimp with cilantro and lime juice for a refreshing meal.

16. Roasted Veggie, Curried Avocado, And Coconut Rice Bowls

A bowl of roasted vegetables and rice will always be an easy, comforting dinner. Half Baked Harvest uses curry powder, ginger, and honey to add some serious flair to smashed avocado.

17. Asparagus Avocado Feta Tacos

Vegetable tacos are a great way to mix things up when you're not quite in the mood for fish or ground beef. Five and Spice uses avocado, radishes, and asparagus for a mix of textures and flavors.

Images: I Am A Food Blog (3); Averie Cooks; A Cozy Kitchen (2); Naturally Ella (2);Oh She Glows; Cara’s Cravings (2); The Kitchn (2); Half Baked Harvest (2); Five and Spice (2); Cookie and Kate