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All The Avocado Recipes To Make And Eat Right Now

President Donald Trump's threat to close the U.S.-Mexico border means we have three weeks to EAT THEM ALL.

Though Americans have developed a love for avocados that cannot be broken, most of the avocados we eat are most certainly not American. Sure, we grow some avocados in California and also Florida (ahem, “diet avocados”), but those aren’t what the majority of us eat in our guacamole and avocado toast.

We get most of them from Mexico, the world’s leader in avocado production. Mexico grew 1.52 million metric tons in 2014, dwarfing the world’s other top producers: Dominican Republican (0.42), Peru (0.35), Indonesia (0.31) and Colombia (0.28).

And it just so happens that President Donald Trump has threatened to close the border between the U.S. and Mexico. If he actually does it, Americans would have three weeks before we run out of imported Mexican avocados.

“You couldn’t pick a worse time of year because Mexico supplies virtually 100 percent of the avocados in the U.S. right now,” said Steve Barnard, president and chief executive of Mission Produce, the world’s largest distributor and grower of avocados. “California is just starting and they have a very small crop, but they’re not relevant right now and won’t be for another month or so.”

Trump’s threat caused the price of avocados to spike by 34 percent on Tuesday, the most in nearly a decade.

In a worst-case scenario, you don’t have much time to load up on your favorite avocado recipes. If you happen to have ripe avocados at home, you can freeze them to make them last longer. But don’t forget ― though avocados are loaded with nutrition, nutritionists actually suggest you limit yourself to half an avocado per day.

Check out our favorite recipes below!

Crispy Beer Battered Avocado Tacos
How Sweet It Is
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Mediterranean Avocado Chicken Salad
Half Baked Harvest
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Citrus Fennel And Avocado Salad
Foodie Crush
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Avocado Boats
Minimalist Baker
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Avocado Brownies
How Sweet It Is
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Avocado Tabbouleh
Cookie And Kate
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Avocado And Banana Bread
Damn Delicious
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BLT Lettuce Wraps With Avocado Ranch
How Sweet It Is
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Breakfast Enchiladas With Avocado Cream Sauce
Naturally Ella
Grilled Corn and Feta Egg In A Hole Avocado Toast
Half Baked Harvest
Chocolate Peanut Butter Avocado Pudding
Minimalist Baker
Spicy Smashed Avocado And Asparagus With Dill Havarti Grilled Cheese
Foodie Crush
Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
Cooking Classy
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Black Bean Tacos with California Avocado-Sweet Corn Salad
Naturally Ella
Green Goddess Egg Salad With Avocado
Feasting at Home
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Avocado Bruschetta With Balsamic Reduction
Damn Delicious
Chilled Avocado Soup
Naturally Ella
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Avocado Hummus
Cooking Classy
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Portobello Steaks With Avocado Chimichurri
Minimalist Baker
Buffalo Chicken And Avocado BLT Wraps
Half Baked Harvest
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Avocado Caprese Skillet Chicken
Cooking Classy
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Beet, Avocado and Fried Goat Cheese Salad
Foodie Crush
Sweet Corn Cake Eggs Benedict With Avocado Hollandaise
How Sweet It Is
Avocado Pound Cake
Macheesmo
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Cheesy Avocado Crab Stuffed Piquillo Pepper Ciabatta Pizzette's
Half Baked Harvest
Avocado Caprese
Foodie Crush
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Avocado Egg Rolls
Damn Delicious
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Grilled Corn, Tomato And Avocado Salad
How Sweet It Is
Chocolate Avocado Mousse
Adventures in Cooking
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Avocado Chickpea Salad
Naturally Ella
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Avocado, Egg And English Muffin Sandwich
Cookie + Kate
Roasted Summer Vegetable Mac And Cheese
How Sweet It Is
Southwestern Avocado Dressing
Buns in my Oven
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Avocado Chocolate Mousse With Summer Fruit
How Sweet It Is
10-Minute Garden Herb Avocado Dip
Half Baked Harvest
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Easy Classic Fiesta Guacamole
Half Baked Harvest
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Cajun Shrimp Guacamole
Bev Cooks
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Charred Lime And Roasted Tomato Guacamole
How Sweet It Is
Kale Guacamole
Cookie And Kate
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Greek Guacamole
Minimalist Baker
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Roasted Garlic and Pickled Jalapeno Guacamole
Foodie Crush
Chunky Guacamole
Gimme Some Oven
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Sriracha Guacamole
Damn Delicious
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Perfect Guacamole
Gimme Some Oven
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Caramelized Pineapple, Bacon And Goat Cheese Guacamole
How Sweet It Is
Sweet Corn Grilled Guacamole
Damn Delicious
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Festive Pomegranate Guacamole
Cookie + Kate
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Summer Garden Guacamole
Half Baked Harvest
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Green Chile And Roasted Tomato Guacamole
Two Peas and their Pod
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Do-It-Yourself Guacamole Bar
Averie Cooks
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Watermelon Feta Guacamole
Two Peas and their Pod
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Pesto Guacamole
Two Peas and their Pod
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Pineapple Guacamole
I Am A Food Blog
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