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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30 Days of Avocado Recipes

Avocado is a fruit that has gotten its fair share of hype in recent years — which it owes largely to the delicious innovation that is smashing it on toast. While we love our basic avocado toast (with lemon juice and chili flakes, you know the deal) as much as the next person, there are so many incredible dishes that include this creamy, delicious fruit. From upgraded avocado toasts topped with extras like grilled mackerel and lard to hybrid dips like that includes hummus to desserts like creamy avocado paletas, you could easily—and happily—consume avocado every single day for 30 days. And you probably should. Avocado brings the nutrition (good fats, vitamin K, fiber and more), the flavor and the texture you want in basically everything you eat. So head to the grocery store and stock up on the green guys. Once you have avocado hollandaise (or avocado chimichurri), you will never look back. — Morgan Goldberg

Fresh Guacamole and Chips

This fresh, zesty guac is loaded with avocados, tomato, red onion, jalapeños and plenty of fresh lime juice. If you're feeling adventurous (or just plain feisty), try adding a shot of tequila to the mix, too. Slideshow:  More Guacamole Recipes 

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Yes, You Can Avocado That

As you can with an egg, you can add avocado to a dish and often turn it into dinner. Here, 8 recipes that could (and maybe even should) call for avocado.

Spicy Pea Guacamole

Green peas add lovely sweetness to chef Enrique Olvera’s guacamole. He doesn’t use lime juice—he likes to show off the flavor of the avocado—but you can add a squeeze if you prefer. Slideshow:  More Guacamole Recipes