Avocado oil is a succulent ingredient, recommended for cooking mouthwatering and – why not? – rather unusual dishes, which are imaginative yet also nourishing and healthy.

Avocado oil is extracted from the flesh of the fruit of the Perseaamericana tree; chemically, it is similar to the oil obtained from olives.

In general, this oil is ideal for salads or cooked vegetable dishes, or it is used as a frying oil, thanks to its high smoke point, which means that properties and nutritional values are maintained intact. Its flavour makes it an excellent base for dressings, sauces and emulsions that can bring an original touch to recipes.

Start here to try new recipes and enjoy unique, tasty dishes.

  • Yoghurt sauce: for dressing carrot, celery, sweetcorn and lettuce salads, or for serving with grilled chicken breast or a seared tuna steak. Mix plain yoghurt (Greek if liked) with lemon juice, avocado oil, chives, salt and pepper to form a thick, even, foamy cream.
  • Tumeric dressing: a mouthwatering mixture of avocado oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and tumeric for use as a dip for raw vegetables or for dressing a mixed salad. Remember to follow these hints when dressing your salad to ensure it stays crisp.
  • Fried fish: avocado oil is ideal for cooking delicious fried fish; it does not obscure the flavours and retains nutritional values intact. Wash and gut anchovies, stuff them with courgette flowers and smoked provola cheese, coat in breadcrumbs and fry. A unique delicacy, to be savoured with a glass of slightly sparkling white wine.
  • A fresh look at guacamole: an avocado sauce is ideal for giving fresh flavour to a whole-grain toasted sandwich or grilled meat. Blend an avocado, a spoonful of avocado oil, a spoonful of soy sauce, a pinch of paprika, lemon juice and pepper together.A delicious sauce that will delight even the most refined palates.

Dishes cooked with avocado oil will amaze your guests and are an excellent way of adding nutrients to your diet, just like the exclusive flavour of pumpkin seed oil.