Remember when we thought you should avoid fat at all costs? Avocados are certainly fatty fruits (yes, they are a fruit) with about 75 percent of their calories coming from fat. But, that fat is actually good for you and may be able to lower your cholesterol. More reason to eat up, right? Food & Wine's guide helps you to add avocado to any dish and take it from a paltry snack to a hearty dinner.

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Food & Wine: Avocado Salads
Avocado Salads
Avocados are one of our all-time favorite superfoods--they're ultra creamy, have a stunning color and can be added to everything from heart-healthy desserts to protein-packed sandwiches. One of our favorite ways to enjoy avocados in their purest form is in a salad. Toss sliced avocado with juicy citrus, tangy red onion and leafy kale for a flavor-boosted side dish, or add mashed avocado to creamy dressings for mixed greens, bulgur or quinoa, or grilled shrimp salad. Whether you’re looking for a light and delicious side dish or a super food-fueled lunch, try these avocado salad recipes for a healthy and delicious option. Here, our best recipes.