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Not Guac: 10 Surprising Ways to Eat an Avocado

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Avocados have experienced a surge in popularity in the U.S. in recent years, both because of a new appreciation for their health benefits and an expanded interest in authentic Mexican cooking. Avocados were first cultivated in what is now Mexico and their use in Mexican cuisine, especially guacamole, remains most Americans’ primary association with the fruit. But across the globe, avocado is used in a wide variety of dishes, both sweet and savory. Its mild flavor allows it to blend well with everything from chocolate to hot sauce, while its rich, creamy texture lends dishes a decadent feel, even when they’re actually quite healthy. So get into your kitchen and start experimenting! Here are 10 recipes that use avocados in unexpected ways to serve as a jumping off point.

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