This avocado spread recipe is a creamy and decadent addition to sandwiches and toast. It’s made with healthy vegan ingredients, including lemon and garlic.
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Every summer, I find myself in a love affair with avocados. Of course, I enjoy them at all times of the year, but something about the warm weather just keeps me coming back for more…and more…and yep, still more!
Usually I keep avocados in stock to make guacamole or to add to fresh tomato sandwiches, but occasionally I’ll get a little more creative. I first experimented with this avocado sandwich spread recipe in 2016 on a visit to my family in Philly. I could not get over its versatility!
Whether it was on my egg, lettuce, and tomato sandwich for lunch or next to scrambled eggs for breakfast, garlicky avocado spread was the perfect condiment for every meal. It’s a wonderful substitution for mayo for those of you who can’t eat eggs or want something a little healthier.
So, as summer 2020 begins, it’s time to celebrate my favorite “seasonal” food with an update of this recipe for you to try! I can’t believe it’s been 4 years since I first made it. I can’t wait to enjoy it on repeat over the next few months.
How to Make Homemade Avocado Spread
The popularity of avocados has really taken off in recent years, so of course you can now buy avocado spread from the store instead of making it at home. But in my opinion, this healthy homemade version is the way to go! It has minimal ingredients and takes just 5 minutes to prepare.
Here’s how to do it:
- Combine the flesh of a ripe avocado, lemon juice, minced garlic cloves, salt, and olive oil in a food processor.
- Pulse until smooth!
If you don’t have a food processor, you can also use a high-powered Blender like a Vitamix.
Isn’t she a beaut?! I love the stunning green color of this avocado spread, and it was fun to compare the new photos I took with those from 2016. The color hasn’t changed a bit! I did make some small modifications to the recipe, though, and I think the flavor is just perfect now.
Some of you may be wondering if this recipe falls victim to the dreaded avocado color change that occurs when they are exposed to the air. Fortunately, it does not! The spread stays nice and green thanks to the lemon juice.
Here are my favorite ways to enjoy avocado spread!
- On toast (tastes great topped with fresh tomatoes in the summer!)
- As a sandwich spread
- As a veggie dip
- With tortilla chips
- Cooked into scrambled eggs
How long does avocado spread last?
Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. It doesn’t usually separate, but make sure to give the spread a good stir before using.
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- blender or food processor
- 1 large ripe avocado - pit and skin removed
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice - from 1/2 lemon, more to taste
- 2 cloves garlic - minced
- 1/4 tsp sea salt - more to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or high-powered blender. Pulse or blend until smooth.
- Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.
- You can use this spread on sandwiches and toasts or as a dip for veggies and tortilla chips.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
Have a healthy week! – Lizzie
This post was originally published in August 2016. It was updated with new photos and tips in June 2020.