But THIS takes their magic to a whole new level, with recipes we never dreamed would be so simple. Behold, the creations of food artist Colette Dike, whose blog Food Deco provides all the avocado recipe inspiration we need:
Egg and Avocado Sandwich
Hummus-Stuffed Avocado "Egg"
Oven Roasted Sweet Potato with Whipped Feta and Shaved Avocado
Shaved Avocado Toast with Tahini
Yellow Curry Guacamole
Avocado "Truffle" with Almonds, Pistachios and Goat Cheese
Polenta Pizza with Shaved Avocado
Crispy Avocado Fries
A standard vegetable peeler is Dike's secret to those beautifully shaved avocado curls, she told HuffPost. She chooses avocados that are ripe but not too soft and shaves them into ribbons that adorn toasts, pizzas and more.
It's a nutrient-packed snack, with a mouth-watering bonus.
"Avocado is very photogenic," Dike said. "The ‘meat’ has a substance to make all kinds of cool stuff: roses, ribbons, spaghetti and dots ... The possibilities are endless!"