Avocados are well known for their creamy texture and great health benefits. It’s considered a nutrient dense food because you can find close to 20 vitamins and minerals in one avocado. It also happens to be one of the only fruits that contain healthy monounsaturated fat, yes the good kind of fat!
The ketogenic diet is all about consuming high amounts of healthy fats which makes avocados an excellent choice. If you don’t love avocados, that’s okay too because many recipes use avocados more for their texture than their taste. We have found 20 outstanding avocado recipes that you can enjoy on the keto diet. If you didn’t love them before, you will now.
When you follow a diet it’s hard to grasp the thought that you can still eat something such as chocolate pudding. I’m happy to announce that on the keto diet you can indulge in this delicious chocolate pudding. The secret ingredient is avocado.
This recipe is so easy it is just two simple main ingredients, avocado, and cocoa powder. If you’re a seasoned keto-dieter then you most likely already have these ingredients on hand. The rest of the ingredients are for added flavor such as liquid stevia to sweeten, vanilla for flavoring, and pink Himalayan salt to balance the pudding perfectly.
https://www.ketoconnect.net/chocolate-avocado-pudding/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KETO CONNECT
Another food that is a definite faux pa on the keto diet is bread. Afterall the diet is all about keeping things low-carb. This recipe proves that by making simple substitutions you can still enjoy foods you love that won’t break your diet.
This keto bread stays low carb because it uses almond flour instead of regular flour. You’ll also find egg whites, avocado puree and cream of tartar to make this bread taste like a delicious and delicate cloud. You can use this bread as a burger bun or for a breakfast sandwich, your options are unlimited.
https://www.sweetashoney.co/oopsie-bread-recipe-keto-avocado/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SWEET AS HONEY
Another indulgence like a brownie is yet again another food you wouldn’t think you could eat on a diet, especially the low carb diet. Traditionally brownies are made with a lot of sugar, flour and other un-approved keto ingredients. However, this recipe will allow you enjoy the flavors you love about brownies but without the guilt.
These brownies might be flourless but you won’t even notice. Avocados and eggs make up 3/4 of the brownie making them a gooey fudgy delight. These brownies are also made in a blender and if that isn’t convenience then I don’t know what is!
https://thecastawaykitchen.com/2017/04/flourless-avocado-brownies-paleo-keto-low-carb-grain-free/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE CASTAWAY KITCHEN
These delicious keto fat bombs take deviled eggs to a whole new level. The avocados provide a healthy dose of good fats while the eggs provide the protein. These fat bombs will make the perfect snack or a great appetizer to bring to a potluck.
The filling is only 1.1 net garbs ber 2 tablespoon serving which means you can eat several of these little delights and feel good about it. Enjoy the avocado and egg whip in an egg white like a true deviled egg or you can enjoy it on a cucumber slice for a lighter alternative.
https://ketodietapp.com/Blog/post/2016/06/01/avocado-and-egg-fat-bombs-and-deviled-eggs PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: KETO DIET BLOG
When you live by the motto “bacon makes everything better” then you’ll want in on this delicious treat. This is a simple idea is perfect for every procrastinator because you can make them minutes before a party and you won’t feel rushed at all.
This recipes takes thick avocado slices and wraps salty and savory bacon around it. This recipe only has 2 main ingredients and the rest is the seasonings to make the flavor stand out. The creamy avocado is surrounded by crispy bacon that makes a perfect pairing. You’ll quickly discover how amazing these are once you bite into them.
https://www.aspicyperspective.com/bacon-wrapped-avocado-low-carb/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A SPICY PERSPECTIVE
Avocados are high in healthy fats but super low in carbs making it the perfect staple. Combine that with protein-rich foods like eggs and bacon and you’ll have a well-balanced meal.
This breakfast idea is quite simple and great for mornings where you need a meal in a hurry. It’ll only take you 15 minutes to put it together. Considering the avocado replaces any necessary dishes you’ll have minimal cleanup. It’s a great grab-and-go breakfast that’ll save you a lot of time and keep you on track with your diet.
https://lilluna.com/avocado-bacon-and-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIL LUNA
This nutrient-packed meal can be made in under 20 minutes. It’ll make a great lunch or light dinner. The blackened chicken is seasoned with wonderful flavors of garlic, chili powder, and paprika. It’ll also provide you with a generous dose of protein.
The salad is filled with dark leafy greens of romaine lettuce and baby spinach. Topped with sweet tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados for healthy fats. You could even consider adding in one of your favorite cheeses as an extra topping and for added fat value. This will quickly become a new lunch staple.
http://northsouthblonde.com/blackened-chicken-avocado-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: NORTH SOUTH BLONDE
Fries are delicious but potatoes are high in carbs which isn’t suitable for the keto diet. As a healthy alternative, you could try these delicious keto-approved avocado fries. This recipe only needs 4 ingredients and bake within 15 minutes.
To keep these breaded avocado fries low carb and gluten-free, the avocado slices are dipped in almond meal. Instead of egg, you’ll dip the avocado slices in almond milk to help bind the almond meal to the avocado. They will then bake on a nonstick baking sheet until they are a golden-perfection.
https://mindfulavocado.com/avocado-fries-four-ingredients/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: MINDFUL AVOCADO
This egg salad recipe puts a fun spin on a traditional recipe. Instead of mayonnaise, this egg salad uses avocado to give it the perfect creamy texture and a generous dose of healthy fats of course. Not to mention, avocado is definitely a healthier alternative to mayo anyhow.
This low carb salad only takes 10 minutes to put together and is very satisfying. You can enjoy this salad on its own or mixed with some leafy greens for a delicious meal.
https://happyhealthymama.com/avocado-egg-salad.html PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HAPPY HEALTHY MAMA
When you go low carb you have to let go of your beloved pasta, or so you thought. The next time you have a carby pasta craving you’ll want to give this recipe a try. It uses a low carb substitute called shirataki noodles. They come from an Asian plant called a konjac yam. The word shirataki means white waterfall which describes the appearance of the noodles.
The noodles are then combined with a creamy avocado puree that is mixed with heavy cream. It is then topped off with mozzarella cheese, however, you can use any cheese you prefer. This meal yields only 6 net carbs making it a great meal that is keto-approved.
http://happyketo.com/keto-creamy-avocado-pasta-shirataki/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HAPPY KETO
A lot of store-bought ice cream is delicious, however, they often contain a lot of refined sugars that aren’t allowed on the keto diet. This ice cream is low carb, sugar-free and high fat. This might just be the easiest ice cream recipe you’ve made and the best part is you don’t need a fancy ice cream maker do it.
In this recipe a keto-approved sweetener, stevia is used. This ice cream isn’t overly sweet but just enough to quench a craving. The avocados and coconut milk are what help give it a creamy texture. This makes it the perfect soft serve ice cream to enjoy to yourself or to share with the whole family.
http://purelytwins.com/2011/04/29/avocado-ice-cream/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PURELY TWINS
Guacamole is one of my favorite dips. It’s great as a topping for fajitas, tacos, and even salads. This guacamole recipe is very simple and will most likely taste better than any store-bought variation. It is low carb, healthy and very flavorful. The best part is it only needs 6 ingredients and comes together effortlessly.
In this guacamole, you’ll find flavors of onion, jalapeno, cilantro and fresh lime juice. This recipe even includes a secret hack to keeping your guacamole from turning brown when storing. Serve this dip with your favorite low-carb chips or veggies for a delicious snack or appetizer.
https://lifemadeketo.com/low-carb-guacamole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIFE MADE KETO
When it’s hot outside and you have your air conditioner running the last thing you want to do is heat up your kitchen. This is why no-cook recipes are a great alternative. They’re also great for easy lunches or light dinners. This salad is full of fresh tasteful ingredients that you’ll want to make it over and over again.
To keep this a no-cook recipe you’ll want to purchases cooked and peeled shrimp. Then all you have to do is chop up the fresh foods, combine them all, season to perfection and then enjoy.
https://www.skinnytaste.com/zesty-lime-shrimp-and-avocado-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SKINNY TASTE
When you think about carb-filled foods, salad dressing doesn’t always come to mind. However, some of the store-bought salad dressings are high in carbs. This is why making your own is a great alternative and might just actually save you money in the end.
This recipe puts a fun spin on a traditional ranch dressing. The secret ingredient is avocados. The avocado will provide this ranch dressing with healthy fats and will contribute to the creamy texture. It only takes 10 minutes to put together and then you’ll have a delicious staple in your fridge that you can enjoy with salads or even on grilled chicken or fish.
https://peaceloveandlowcarb.com/avocado-ranch-dressing-low-carb-gluten-free PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: PEACE LOVE AND LOW CARB
Traditionally enchiladas are made by rolling tortillas that are filled with a meat and chili sauce. You may not be able to have flour tortillas on the keto diet but you can still enjoy the flavors of enchiladas. This recipes takes all the delicious flavors of enchiladas and serves it in a bowl.
The bowls start with chicken and combine it with delicious Mexican flavors of enchilada sauce. To keep it low carb it is then served on a bed of cauliflower rice. To finish the dish you’ll top it off with creamy chunks of avocado, cheese, and sliced jalapenos.
https://www.heyketomama.com/keto-chicken-enchilada-bowl/?epik=09H2XE_IWH-Vy PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HEY KETO MAMA
Chicken salad is another classic when it comes to delicious lunches. Like the egg salad, this chicken salad uses avocado in replacement of mayonnaise. The avocado gives this chicken salad the perfect creamy texture. It is then combined with enticing flavors of fresh lime juice, bold red onion, and garlic.
Furthermore, this recipes uses lettuce wraps instead of bread. Lettuce wraps are a great alternative while on the keto diet because they’re low-carb and very healthy. This recipe also only takes 5 minutes to make a perfect on the go meal.
http://wholeandheavenlyoven.com/2016/03/31/avocado-chicken-salad-lettuce-wraps/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: WHOLE AND HEAVENLY OVEN
Cookies are one of my favorite snacks which are often not allowed on diets. However, these are no ordinary cookies. These chocolate avocado cookies are made with 5 easy ingredients. They remain completely gluten-free and low carb. Each cookie is only 5 net carbs which makes an awesome guilt-free treat.
They are full of healthy fats and plant-based protein. The secret to getting a smooth fudgy cookie is to first blend avocado with liquid sweetener in the food processor. No one likes to bite into a chunk of avocado in their chocolate dessert. These cookies then add a runny nut butter, egg, and unsweetened cocoa to make the perfect ooey-gooey cookie.
https://www.sweetashoney.co/chocolate-avocado-cookies/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SWEET AS HONEY
At a first glance this might look like an ordinary breakfast sandwich but if you look closer you’ll be reassured it is not. It is high in healthy fats, low in carbs and blasting with delicious flavors and awesome texture. The big secret in this recipe is there is no bread at all. Instead, as a bun replacement, you’ll use sausage patties.
This sausage pattie sandwich is then filled with an omelet that has a cheesy and spicy filling. The trick is to use a sharp cheddar melted with cream cheese and sriracha. Then to complete the sandwich top it off with creamy avocado slices for added texture and healthy fats.
https://www.heyketomama.com/keto-breakfast-sandwich/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HEY KETO MAMA
Tacos are another delicious Mexican classic that many like to enjoy. Traditionally tacos use flour tortillas or corn tortillas and fill them with ground meat and savory toppings. Ditch the tortilla because in this recipe you don’t need it.
Once again, the avocado comes to the rescue. It is used in this recipe as a taco shell replacement. You’ll fill it with ground meat and your favorite taco toppings. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes making it a great contender for busy weeknights.
https://houseofyumm.com/taco-stuffed-avocados/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: HOUSE OF YUMM
This recipe puts a healthy spin on a classic pie making it suitable for the keto diet. Instead of traditional pie crust, this recipe combines almonds, cashews, and unsweetened shredded coconut. It is mixed in the food processor until finely blended making the perfect base for this pie.
Many dessert recipes use chocolate to mask the avocado flavors but there is no need for chocolate in this recipe. Instead, you’ll find fresh flavors of lime and sugar-free maple syrup that will have you barely noticing the avocado at all. It’ll be a big hit with your family and they won’t even know it’s part of your diet.
https://www.sweetashoney.co/avocado-key-lime-pie-vegan/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SWEET AS HONEY