What exactly makes avocado oil so good for you? Avocado oil is derived directly from the flesh of pressed avocados. This special fruit is chocked full of healthy fats. Expeller pressed avocado oil, like Chosen Foods Avocado Oil, contains nutrients that are preserved and passed to your taste buds with delicious results.
The best part? Cooking with avocado oil is even easier than you can imagine. The hardest part will be keeping it stocked in your pantry fast enough. Here are a few easy ways to cook with avocado oil that will surely make you an avocado oil convert.
1. Make a better marinade with avocado oil.
Avocado oil is light, fresh, and buttery tasting, making it perfect to marinate meats, seafood and vegetables. At least 2 hours before grilling, add avocado oil to your favorite spices in a Ziploc bag. Get creative and add veggies, meat or whatever your creative mind comes up with. Let the flavors sink in for two hours before firing up the grill. For enhanced flavor, marinate overnight.
Delicious Recipes Featuring Marinades with Avocado Oil
Lemon Garlic Shrimp & Celeriac Grits
This lemon garlic shrimp & celeriac grits recipe is a southern classic that packs a flavorful punch from a simple brine with a lemon garlic marinade that the shrimp soak in.
Chile Lime Grilled Prawns
Get ready to fire up that grill! These Chile Lime Grilled Prawns are an easy, quick and flavorful summer cookout recipe.
2. Fry freely with avocado oil.
Frying has a bad reputation for being unhealthy not only due to the calories but due to the dangers associated with burning oil. When oil burns, it can become bad for our health as the chemical structure breaks down.
Avocado oil is by far the safest oil for high heat cooking, like frying, due to its extremely high smoke point (as high as 500°F). You can use avocado oil just like your regular frying oil to reduce the risk and make a healthier choice. At Chosen Foods, we rigorously test the smoke point and fatty acid profile of our avocado oil at every stage of its life – guaranteeing the safest possible end product. Wondering where to buy? Use our store locator to find Chosen Foods in a store near you.
Delicious Recipes Featuring Frying with Avocado Oil
Crispy Gluten-Free Egg Rolls Recipe
Using rice paper so these egg rolls are gluten-free, the thin sheets of rice paper give that satisfying crispy crunch with a traditional pork or shrimp mix inside.
Bacon and Butternut Quinoa Fritter
True to the definition of a 'fritter', these Bacon and Butternut Quinoa Fritters are soft and moist on the inside and crispy on the outside.
3. Dressing up dressings (and condiments) with avocado oil.
Avocado oil is the perfect way to make dressings and condiments since it’s loaded with healthy fats. Do a 1-for-1 swap with vegetable oil for your next salad dressing, mayo, or aioli for a more delicious condiment sure to please.
Delicious Recipes Featuring Dressing with Avocado Oil
Zesty Fiesta Salad with Ranch
Our Fiesta Salad recipe combines all the colorful, lively vibes you get at your favorite Mexican restaurant and infuses them into one healthy salad.
Farro Caprese Salad
It's hard to beat the classic combination of mozzarella, tomatoes, and fresh basil. Our twist kicks the whole recipe up a notch-literally-with the addition of a base layer of farro and a richer version of mozzarella called burrata. Our farro caprese salad is both rich and creamy.
4. Take avocado oil to the stovetop.
If you love coconut oil, but don’t love the taste of coconut oil on every dish you eat, get excited. Cooking with avocado oil tastes as light and fresh with a flavor that's even milder than olive oil. This makes it perfect to use while sautéing, stovetop grilling or in recipes wherever olive oil is traditionally used. In addition, avocado oil's smoke point is much higher than olive oil's.
Delicious Recipes Featuring Using Avocado Oil On the Stovetop
Pan Seared Salmon & Vegetables Recipe: A One-Pan Family Dinner
Chosen Foods has partnered with GreenPan to bring you a healthy family meal made in a single pan in just 25 minutes. It doesn't get easier than this!
Crispy Salmon Bites Recipe
These crispy salmon bites are scrumptious! Every bite packs an assortment of colors, textures and flavors, plus lots of protein and omega-3s.
Now that you know how to cook with avocado oil, we invite you to get creative and share your recipes! The Chosen Foods team loves nothing more than finding new, delicious recipes to sample and feature using this incredible superfood ingredient.