Avocado Oil in the Kitchen: 13 Best Uses
When it comes to cooking, there’s no oil like Avocado Oil. Light in taste and high in healthy monounsaturated fats, it’s packed with vitamins and minerals, rich in flavor, and extremely versatile.
What’s not to love? Avocado Oil is healthy, nourishing, and blends seamlessly with other ingredients. Here is Sky Organics’ list of the 13 best uses for Avocado Oil in the kitchen.
Avocado Oil in Cooking
- Egg Substitute
Are you a fan of fried foods? If so, you’ll definitely want to get in on this healthy egg substitute.
Consider dipping your food in Avocado Oil rather than egg wash before you add flour and breadcrumbs into the mix.
You may also bake your protein or vegetable instead of frying it. This will reduce the amount of oil in the recipe, but maintain that satisfying crunch. Since Avocado Oil can withstand extreme heat, it’s a great option for baking, stir frying, pan searing, and grilling.
2. Coconut Oil Substitute
Coconut oil is super-healthy and delicious. However, the taste of coconut oil can be overwhelming in certain recipes.
Use Avocado Oil as a substitute to maintain all the heart-healthy benefits of coconut oil — and the taste of your food!
The next time you grill at high temperatures, prepare an Avocado Oil marinade.
Grilling without a marinade can make your meat or veggies dry. However, with Avocado Oil, your food will retain moisture and absorb the luscious flavor of the oil.
Before you heat up the grill, stick your protein or vegetables in a Ziploc bag with Avocado Oil and spices. I recommend letting everything marinate in the refrigerator for about two hours, but even 10 minutes will make a difference.
- Stir Frying & Pan Searing
Most people use peanut oil when they stir fry. However, peanut oil contains more saturated fat than extra-virgin olive oil! Extra-virgin olive oil is a healthy option, of course, but Avocado Oil is even richer in vitamins and minerals.
The next time you stir fry your dinner and reach for the peanut oil, or grab extra-virgin olive oil to pan sear your meal, consider using Avocado Oil instead — it’s subtle but flavorful, full of healthy monounsaturated fats, and makes for a delicious substitute!
Since avocado oil is light in taste, it is best paired with white meat and fish such as chicken, scallops, and tilapia.
Avocado Oil Instead of Butter
If you’re a health-conscious baker, use Avocado Oil instead of butter the next time you whip up a batch of cookies.
Avocado Oil will maintain the texture and flavor of your baked goods. There are no downsides to speak of regarding this swap.
Many popcorn brands list preservatives and hydrogenated oils in the ingredients, which are associated with health problems like heart disease and breathing issues.
As a healthy alternative, pop the whole kernels and mix your popcorn with Avocado Oil. Note that a little goes a long way in this recipe. And the result is healthy, buttery, and delicious! You can also sprinkle your popcorn with nutritional yeast for added flavor.
Avocado Oil as a Drizzle
- Over Grilled Veggies
If you don’t marinate your veggies, drizzle them with Avocado Oil the next time you use the grill. The result is light yet buttery, and very nutritious.
- Over Pizza
If you’re in the mood for a lighter pizza or flatbread, add fresh garlic and part-skim mozzarella before drizzling your creation with Avocado Oil.
The flavors blend together remarkably well in this healthy recipe.
- Over Soup
To take your soup to the next level, drizzle a bit of Avocado Oil on the surface of your bowl. The buttery flavor offers the ultimate richness.
- Fruit Salad
Avocado Oil over fruit salad? Yes, please!
Any fruit salad recipe will do, but this one is truly amazing:
Mix watermelon and feta cheese over spinach, and drizzle your fruit salad with Avocado Oil. The result is light and refreshing!
Avocado Oil in Dressings & Condiments
- Herb-Infused Oil
This recipe is easy, but so satisfying! Combine Avocado Oil with balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and Italian herbs like oregano and basil.
Drizzle the oil over grilled fish, or enjoy it with fresh bread.
- Salad Dressing
Oil and vinegar are key ingredients in a number of salad dressings, including balsamic vinaigrette.
The next time you prepare your own dressing, shake things up by using Avocado Oil instead of extra-virgin olive oil. Your homemade dressing will be light, tasty, and full of vitamins and minerals.
Instead of avoiding mayonnaise altogether, incorporate Avocado Oil into your recipe for a healthier mayo alternative.
Mix the following ingredients in a bowl:
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 ½ tsp. fresh-squeezed lemon juice
- ¼ tsp. Dijon mustard
- ¼ tsp. salt
Then, add a ¾ cup of Avocado Oil and whisk the ingredients.
This Avocado Oil Mayo is creamy and delicious!
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