Avocados are one of our favorite foods and come loaded with monounsaturated fats (the good kind), vitamin E and B6, and carotenoids. This week on The Greatist Table, we chose five healthy avocado recipes that go way beyond basic chips and guac. Read on for new recipe ideas using everyone’s favorite fruit!

Fudgy Avocado Brownies via How Sweet It Is

Photo: Jessica / How Sweet It Is

Avocados and chocolate — a match made in heaven! This decadent dessert is actually good for you, with healthy fats and antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.

Avocado Smoothie via Scaling Back

Photo: Tina Jeffers / Scaling Back Blog

Step away from the pancakes and start the day off right with a fresh fruit and avocado smoothie.

Guacamole-Topped Bacon Bites via The Ravenous Runner
Photo: Meghan Loftus / The Ravenous Runner

These bite-size bacon and avocado sandwiches make a great appetizer.

Creamy Avocado Pasta via Blissful Blog

Photo: Traci French / The Blissful Blog

This healthy spin on fettuccini Alfredo (made with avocado and spinach instead of cream) tastes like guilt-free comfort food.

Hummus and Avocado Toasts with Roasted Tomatoes via Eat, Live, Run
Photo: Jenna / Eat, Live, Run

Avocado and hummus makes for a healthy and surprisingly surprisingly hearty vegan lunch.

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