By Hayley Sugg
May 25, 2016

Forget the guacamole and branch out of your avocado cooking repertoire this summer. Avocados, especially in their current peak season, can be used in just about everything from pasta sauce to irresistible snacks. The bonus is they're jam-packed with healthy good-for-you fats.

Here are five easy suggestions to help kickstart your avocado obsession:

Using another summer time favorite, this is simultaneously sweet, spicy, and creamy. Perfect to serve atop grilled meat or for chip dipping.

Move aside mayonnaise, avocado is here! In a makeover of a lunchtime favorite, the  drastically slashes the calories, fat, and sodium contained in an average recipe.

Full of buttery flavor and delightfully crunchy,  will make you wonder why you kept that affair with potato-based fries going for so long.

Go green for dinner by serving . This dairy-free recipe is shockingly creamy thanks to the pasta water used in the sauce.

While raw avocado is great, cooked avocados are a whole new world of deliciousness. uses the trick of adding a tiny bit of sugar to get a robust toasty flavor.

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