Sick of Avocados? Try These 3 Similarly Healthy Vegan Swaps

You’ve heard it before and you’ll probably hear it again: Avocados are an incredibly nutrient-rich source of vitamins, minerals and healthy fats. Vegans, whose diets are often lower in fats than their meat-eating friends, would do well to eat avocados frequently and with gusto, as they’ll provide healthy monounsaturated fat and nutrient-filled calories.

But if you’re getting sick of avocados (or you never really liked them in the first place), don’t worry—there are plenty of ideas for fat-rich vegan alternatives. Here’s what to sub in for avocado in some of today’s most popular dishes.

Cashew Queso for Guacamole

Not interested in chips and guac? Dip your tortilla chips in a homemade cashew-based “queso” instead! All you’ll need are some raw cashews, a little salsa, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, garlic and nutritional yeast. Combine these healthy, hearty items in a blender or food processor and soon you’ll have a “cheesy,” healthy alternative to guacamole.

Related: Had Enough Hummus? 5 Vegan Dip Recipes

Mermaid Toast for Avocado Toast

It seems like everyone is munching on avocado toast these days, and for good reason. It’s healthy, super delicious and quite filling. But you know what else people are loving these days? Mermaid toast! This aptly named, somewhat trendy meal idea features vegan cream cheese, blue-green algae and any other toppings you like (strawberry jam perhaps)?

Apples Coated In Almond Butter for Avocados In Salad

Finally, it can be really delicious to add avocados to salads, especially if your salad is otherwise vegan. The avocado will give your meal an element of healthy fats and also make it significantly more filling. Another fruit that can do the trick: Apples coated in almond butter to give them some healthy fats.

This is incredibly easy to do. Just chop your apple into small squares, place the squares in a bowl, add a couple tablespoons of almond butter and mix to coat. A couple sprinkles of cinnamon can add a ton of flavor as well.

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70 comments

Melania P
Melania P28 days ago

I love avocado, so no problems there!

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william Miller
william Miller3 months ago

thanks

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Peggy B
Peggy B4 months ago

I don't care for Avocado so these substitutes are welcome.

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Barbara P
Barbara P4 months ago

Avocado can't really be mimicked by other foods, it is whole pure perfection on its own.

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natasha s
Past Member 4 months ago

thanks!

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Jaime J
Jaime J4 months ago

Thank you

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Lisa M
Lisa M4 months ago

Noted.

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Lisa M
Lisa M4 months ago

Noted.

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Leo C
Leo C4 months ago

Thank you for posting!

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Janis K
Janis K4 months ago

Thanks for sharing.

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