Millennials cop a lot of flak for our love of avocados, but when we’re all over-educated and under-employed, up to our eyes in HECS debt, and none of us can afford to buy anything bigger than a tiny house, sometimes all we’ve got are the little pleasures. Check out these eight avocado recipes to cook up once you’ve finished crying into your unused arts degree.
Is there anything in this world that beats a delicious brekky of creamy smashed avo and a runny egg on a slice of crispy toast? I’ve heard job security and a down payment on a house are pretty neat, but until then, smashed avo is my number one. Save some serious cash by prepping it at home, and make it your own by adding salmon, sriracha, chorizo, tomatoes, feta, chickpeas – if you can dream it, you can eat it.
Another favourite, avocado pasta is quick, easy, totally customisable and above all, absolutely delicious. This recipe from Bianca Zapatka is vegan and dairy free, but you can swap out the nutritional yeast for parmesan cheese if that’s your thing, trade plant-based milk for olive oil for that same smooth texture, and customise your toppings – mushrooms, green beans, spinach and Perino tomatoes make for a great mix. A yummy meal to enjoy in front of Netflix while you try to distract yourself from the ever-present anxiety bought on by the current political climate, avocado pasta is a winner.
This flavoursome, filling salad is a great way to show off your grown up palate to your friends. The flavours of seafood, avocado, and citrus are a match made in heaven, and no-one needs to know you had to take out a small loan in order to buy a pound of prawns.
So you might have just spent the entirety of your travel savings on your textbooks for the semester, but you can still enjoy the flavours of the Mediterranean with this avocado greek salad. Super quick and easy, this refreshing side works great with a variety of meals (just be sure not to drop any dressing on your phone while scrolling through #greekislandlife.
This dreamy, creamy avocado dressing literally takes five minutes to whip up, and is totally customisable for all those coriander haters. Use water for a thinner consistency, or else leave it out if you like your dressing to be as thick as the crushing weight of your HECS debt.
With the world’s knowledge in your pocket at all times, you’re way too informed to believe that detoxing is real, but this spring salad is tasty enough that you’ll let that slide. Hunks of avocado give this salad a buttery texture that make the combination of raw cauliflower, apples, and shallots surprisingly yummy.
This one takes a little longer than the rest of our avocado recipes, so you’ll have a few spare minutes for a sneaky existential crisis while the chicken is roasting. A hot tip – baking the avocados will give them an even creamier texture, but they work just as well if you prefer them fresh.
Bees are dying, global warming is real, celebrities are presidents … sometimes you just want to say YOLO and stuff your face with comfort food, so this skinny caesar salad is a great compromise. The scrummy dressing contains less than half the fat of a normal caesar salad dressing, so you can indulge while still looking after your body just in case the planet is still intact fifty years from now.
Another delicious, healthier spin on a classic, this creamy avocado pesto takes the place of heavier ingredients like mayo or sour cream. Distract your parents from questions about your future with this fun fact next time you whip up a batch for them.
A super simple, comforting salad for when millennial life gets overwhelming. Cook the corn in a grill pan for a smokier flavour, and chill for a few minutes with this yummy, stress-free salad.