Avocados are a hot commodity these days, and seem to have become staples on practically every restaurant menu.

 

In fact, there's even an entire restaurant in Brooklyn dedicated to the fruit (yup, it's not a vegetable).

 

But there are so many things about the ubiquitous ingredient you may not have known — like how to cut it properly (crosswise instead of lengthwise), and that you should wash it before eating.

 

So for all the avocado lovers out there, here are 14 amazing recipes, tips, and tricks that will take your avo dishes to the next level.

 

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