By Christian Kennedy

Avocado Oil Recipes & Additional Fantastic Uses - Sauces by Jrk!

If you're searching for healthy and versatile cooking oil, avocado oil is a perfect choice. This oil is high in monounsaturated fats and has a soft flavor that lets it blend nicely with other ingredients. Check out these avocado oil recipes to start enjoying their benefits today! In addition to cooking, there are many fantastic ways to use avocado oil with your chosen foods.

Why Use Avocado Oil?

Many different types of oil can be used in cooking, ranging from olive oil to vegetable oil to coconut oil. However, one particular oil that is becoming increasingly popular is avocado oil. This is due, in part, to its many beneficial properties. For one thing, avocado oil is a rich source of nutrients such as vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K, giving many health benefits. It also contains high healthy fats such as omega-3 and monounsaturated fatty acids. Additionally, avocado oil has been shown to help reduce LDL (harmful) cholesterol levels and boost HDL (good) cholesterol levels. Thus, whether you're peeking for an all-natural method to improve your health or want to try something new in the kitchen, using avocado oil can be a great choice!

Flavor

One thing to remember when cooking with avocado oil is that its flavor is relatively mild compared to other oil like olive oil. Therefore, it can be easily combined with other ingredients without overshadowing their flavors. For example, suppose you're making a salad dressing. In that case, you can combine avocado oil with vinegar, herbs, and spices to create a delicious and healthy recipe. Additionally, because avocado oil is heat-stable, it can be utilized for cooking at high temperatures without becoming unstable and developing a harmful smoking point.

Smoke Point

Avocado oil has a high smoke point, meaning it can be used for cooking at high temperatures without becoming unstable and developing a harmful smoking point. This makes avocado oil a good choice for frying, roasting, and grilling.

Monounsaturated Fats

In addition to its mild flavor, avocado oil is rich in monounsaturated fats. These fats have been shown to promote heart health and may even help reduce the risk of certain diseases such as cancer and diabetes. Thus, incorporating avocado oil into your diet can enhance the taste of your meals and may also have positive effects.

Tomato Quinoa Salad With Avocado Oil Dressing

This recipe combines quinoa, tomatoes, and avocado for a nutritious and delicious salad. The avocado oil dressing adds an extra boost of flavor and healthy fats.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1/4 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • Two tablespoons of avocado oil
  • Two tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
  • One tablespoon honey
  • One teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine cooked quinoa, cherry tomatoes, red onion, and parsley.
  • Add avocado oil, white balsamic vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl or jar. Pour mixture over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

A recipe for a tasty, healthy side dish or main meal.

Ingredients:

  • One head of cauliflower, grated
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Two tablespoons of avocado oil
  • Two tablespoons of lime juice
  • One tablespoon honey
  • One teaspoon of chili powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Combine grated cauliflower, red onion, and cilantro in a large bowl.
  • Add avocado oil, lime juice, honey, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl or jar. Pour mixture over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Roasting Veggies In Avocado Oil

When roasting vegetables, you can use any cooking oil you like. However, avocado oil is a good choice because it has a high smoke point and a mild flavor.

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F to roast vegetables in avocado oil.
  • Cut your vegetables into bite-sized chunks and place them in a large bowl.
  • Drizzle avocado oil over the top of the vegetables and toss to coat.
  • Spread the vegetables on a baking sheet and bake them for 20-25 minutes or until they are cooked to your liking. Serve immediately.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Tacos using avocado oil

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Two tablespoons of avocado oil
  • One lime, juiced
  • One tablespoon of cilantro, chopped.
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • Eight small flour tortillas warmed.

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, combine shrimp, avocado oil, lime juice, cilantro, salt, and black pepper. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  • Heat over medium-high heat and add the marinated shrimp. Cook until pink, about 2-3 minutes on each side.
  • Assemble tacos by adding cooked shrimp and desired toppings to warmed tortillas. Enjoy!

Healthy Quinoa Salad With Avocado Oil

This healthy quinoa salad is packed with protein, vegetables, and a delicious avocado oil dressing.

Ingredients:

  • One head of cauliflower, grated
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • Two tablespoons of avocado oil
  • Two tablespoons of lime juice
  • One tablespoon honey
  • One teaspoon of chili powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Combine grated cauliflower, red onion, and cilantro in a large bowl.
  • Add avocado oil, lime juice, honey, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl or jar. Pour mixture over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Tortellini Soup With the Aid Of Avocado Oil

Try avocado oil in a delicious tortellini soup for added depth of flavor.

Ingredients:

  • One tablespoon of avocado oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • One carrot, chopped.
  • One celery stalk, chopped.
  • Three cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 8 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 (19-ounce) package of refrigerated three-cheese tortellini
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • grated Parmesan cheese for serving

InstructioHeat avocado oil over medium heat in:

  • In a large pot or Dutch heat. Add onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and thyme. Cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken or vegetable broth and tortellini. Get to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add green peas and boil for 2-3 minutes more or until the tortellini is cooked through—season with salt and black pepper to taste. Serve warm with Parmesan cheese grated on top.

Pumpkin Apple Muffins

Substitute avocado oil for the vegetable oil that most muffin recipes call for to add a boost of healthy fats and a mild, buttery flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • One teaspoon of baking soda
  • One teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup avocado oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • Two eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • One apple, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)

Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan or line it with paper liners.
  • Mix flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add avocado oil, brown sugar, eggs, and pumpkin puree in a separate bowl. Add to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in grated apple and raisins or cranberries, if using.
  • A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean after baking the muffins for 18 to 22 minutes after evenly dividing the batter among the cups.
  • Let cool before serving. Enjoy!

Avocado Oil Lemon Dressing

Avocado Oil Lemon Dressing is a healthier substitute for store-bought dressings and has a bright, citrusy flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • Two tablespoons of lemon juice
  • One teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • One clove of garlic, minced
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:

  • Combine the avocado oil, lemon juice, mustard, and garlic in a small jar or bowl. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Shake or whisk until well combined. Serve on salads or as a dip for vegetables and bread. Store it in the fridge for up to 1 week. Enjoy!

Additional Fantastic Uses For Avocado Oil

There is a list of uses of avocado oil, tips, and techniques you can apply.

Substitute To Butter

In baking recipes, avocado oil can be substituted for butter to create healthier versions of your favorite treats. Avocado oil has a mild, buttery flavor that works well in sweet and savory recipes. Try it in your next batch of cookies, brownies, or cake!

Substitute For Cooking Oil

Avocado oil can be substituted for other cooking oils in most recipes. It has a mild flavor and an increased smoke point, creating it a good choice for frying, baking, and roasting. So give it a try the next time you make your favorite dish!

Dressings & Condiments

Avocado oil can be used as a base for homemade salad dressings, mayonnaise, and other condiments. Its mild flavor pairs well with various ingredients, such as lemon juice, herbs, spices, and vinegar, to create delicious additions to your meal. Additionally, different delectable sauces and condiments can be made with avocado oil. Try it in your next batch of sauce or mayo!

Use When Drizzling

Avocado oil helps as a finishing touch for dishes such as roasted vegetables, soups, and salads. Its flavor pairs well with various ingredients and adds an extra boost of healthy fats to your meal. Try drizzling avocado oil over your next dish for added flavor and nutrition!

Final Verdict 

Avocado oil is a flexible substance that can support health objectives in many ways. It has a mild, buttery flavor and a high smoke point, making it a good choice for cooking dinner or work lunches. Avocado oil can also be substituted for other oils in recipes, used as a base for dressings and condiments with jerk sauce, or drizzled over dishes for added flavor. Try Sauces by Jrk! with a blend of avocado oil recipes that brings a new taste to you.

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Kyle Price, the creative force behind Sauces by Jrk!, brings a unique blend of Jamaican culinary heritage and modern flair to the world of gourmet sauces. Starting his journey in a bustling Miami kitchen, Kyle's passion for authentic Jamaican flavors and commitment to natural, health-focused ingredients quickly set his sauces apart. His mantra, "Health is Wealth, Mon," reflects in every bottle, offering a delicious journey into Jamaican tradition with a contemporary twist.

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