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Here are 10 of our very favorite appetizer recipes starring glorious avocados – the non-guacamole edition, that is. These small yet tasty dishes make great afternoon snacks, impressive party appetizers, and simple healthy lunches.

The 10 Best Avocado Appetizers

"A light, healthy tapa that goes best with crisp white wines and crunchy bread. Try experimenting with a variety of different vegetables, spices, and vinegars." -- La Cocina de Redondita

Avocado and Tuna Tapas
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"A new twist on regular egg salad! This is so good and I am always asked for the recipe. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do! Serve on lettuce leaves or your favorite cracker." -- tracy918

Creamy Avocado Egg Salad
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Fresh and healthy with flavors of cilantro, lime, and chili powder, these stuffed avocados make a great on-the-go lunch or afternoon snack.

Mexi-Chicken Avocado Cups
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"Refreshing, healthy, and so-tasty appetizer that takes just minutes to prepare but looks exotic." -- amoli

Avocado Basil Cucumber Bites
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These healthy avocado fries are coated with Parmesan breadcrumbs, then baked until golden crisp. Dip them in the zesty sauce for an all-in-one flavor explosion.

Avocado Fries With Sriracha Garlic Dip
Photo by Christina

"Corn tortillas topped with beans, beef, sliced avocado, and all the delicious taco toppings you can imagine!" -- suesue

Mexican Pizza I
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"The contrast between the soft and fresh avocado and the creaminess of a poached egg is brilliant. Good thing is it's also very healthy and satisfying." -- NYJEN

Paleo Baked Eggs in Avocado
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"Very clean and simple, but still very tasty. Turned out great!" -- jmb275

Avocado and Black Bean Dip
Photo by Jennifer Baker

"An egg salad sandwich without the eggs." -- TheSavageGourmet

Egg-Style Avocado Salad Sandwiches
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"Avocado and ricotta cheese is a very delicious combination that's sort of unusual, and yet familiar at the same time," says Chef John. "These beauties would make for a great appetizer or snack in time for the height of entertaining season. Start spreading the news!"

Avocado Ricotta Crostini
Photo by Chef John


Explore our collection of Avocado Recipes. Or check out our complete collection of Appetizer Recipes.