What to Serve With Avocado – What Pairs Best

What Is Best Served With Avocado & Pairs Well

Avocado is best bought during the season of spring and summer, as that’s when avocados are grown best. The quality may not be as good outside of spring, and they are more expensive outside of spring/summer.

Avocado has only recently become a very popular fruit, yes it’s a fruit, not a vegetable. It’s an extremely healthy fruit to have in your kitchen’s fruit basket, it’s classified as a superfood because of the nearly 20 vitamins and minerals in them.

The average avocado at one ounce has 50 calories! They’re high in natural fat or as doctors say – good fats! It’s monounsaturated fat, so it is very healthy and helps lower bad cholesterol.

Avocados are pretty tasteless, to be frank, but that’s because they are low in sugar and contain fiber which is why it makes you feel full for longer.

You can find avocado in pretty much any dish nowadays, in sandwiches or wraps, on toasted bread, salads, and in nearly every Mexican restaurant alongside guacamole dips.

Ingredients That Pair Best With Avocado

These are the top combinations out of all the ingredients put together. Some of these will make your pallet explode!

  • Avocado, bacon, scallions, and tomatoes.
  • Avocado, basil, red onions, tomatoes, and balsamic vinegar.
  • Avocado, chiles, cilantro, lime, black pepper, salt, and scallions.
  • Avocado, cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Avocado, crab, grapefruit, and tomato.
  • Avocado, creme fraiche, and grapefruit.
  • Avocado, endive, frisee, lemon juice, and sea salt.
  • Avocado, jalapeno chiles, cilantro, cumin, garlic, lime, and onion.
  • Avocado, lemon, and smoked trout.

A-Z Ingredients That Pair With Avocado

Every ingredient below works well with avocado from A to Z. It’s down to you which you choose out of the list, you can use the ingredients that are best together above and modify them with any of the options in the list.

I have compiled a list of food, fruit, vegetables that pair best with avocado:

A – G

  • Arugula
  • Bacon
  • Basil
  • Beans
  • Bell peppers
  • Butter, unsalted
  • Chayote
  • Chervil
  • Chicken
  • Chile peppers
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Corn and masa
  • Crab
  • Cream
  • Creme fraiche
  • Cucumbers
  • Cumin
  • Dashi


Endive is another leafy green. When consumed raw, it has a hint of bitterness, however, when cooked, it can have a nutty taste that is mild.

  • Fennel
  • Fish
  • Frisee
  • Fruits, tropical
  • Garlic
  • Grapfruit
  • Guacamole

H – N

  • Jicama
  • Lemon, juice or zest
  • Lobster
  • Mangoes
  • Mayonnaise

N – T

  • Oil, canola
  • Olive oil
  • Onions, especially red onion
  • Orange
  • Parsley
  • Pepper, black or white
  • Radishes
  • Rocket
  • Sake
  • Salads
  • Salsa
  • Salt, sea or kosher
  • Sandwiches
  • Scallions
  • Shellfish, like shrimp or prawns
  • Shrimp
  • Smoked fish
  • Soups
  • Sour cream
  • Soy sauce
  • Spinach
  • Stocks, chicken or vegetable

T – Z

  • Tobasco sauce
  • Tarragon
  • Tequila
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes
  • Vinaigrette
  • Vinegar, balsamic, cider, tarragon, white
  • Walnuts
  • Yogurt
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