Whether it鈥檚 slathered on our lobster rolls or used for dipping our crispy veggie fries in, we鈥檝e long had a love affair with mayonnaise. But as much as we crave it, we all know that too much of a good thing is sometimes, well, bad. Using mashed, smashed or processed avocado is just one way you can hack a previously-loved mayonnaise recipe to make it a bit healthier. We鈥檝e gathered 12 of the best recipes that use avocado instead of mayo to start you off with a little avo inspo.

1. Avocado Caesar Salad: If you love Caesar salad, but are scared by its high number of calories (and let鈥檚 face it, who isn鈥檛?), then this is the perfect compromise: a Caesar dressing made with avocados instead of mayonnaise. (via What鈥檚 Gaby Cooking)

2. Smashed Chickpea + Avocado Salad Sandwich: Upgrade your lunchbox with these lean, mean, green sandwiches packed with creamy avocado and chickpeas. (via Two Peas and Their Pod)

3. Skinny Avocado + Tomato Tuna Melts: Taking the tuna melt to a new and healthier level, this combination sees tuna smashed with avocado instead of the usual mayonnaise. That means we don鈥檛 have to feel guilty about the layer of oozy, melty cheese鈥 right? (via Sweet Treats More)

4. Chicken Salad With Avocado Dressing: Not only is this version of chicken salad healthier than those slathered with mayo, but it also makes you look so much more sophisticated at the lunch table. (via Martha Stewart)

5. Avocado Deviled Eggs With Bacon: These eggs are so pretty it鈥檚 almost criminal to eat them. Topped with crispy bacon and pomegranate seeds, they are like little whipped bites of heaven. (via A Spicy Perspective)

6. BLT With Avocado Mayo: BLTs don鈥檛 have to be artery-cloggers. This lighter version of a sandwich classic combines whole wheat wraps with an avocado mayo, but still retains all the flavor. (via Dessert For Two)

7. Avocado Tuna Salad: Green is the new black, and this healthier version of tuna salad made with only good fats will have you feeling stronger than the Hulk. (via The Healthy Maven)

8. Simple Raw, Vegan Avocado Mayonnaise: While we鈥檙e on the subject of mayonnaise substitutions, why not throw in a vegan mayonnaise recipe? No nasties in this one, just tasty, fresh ingredients. (via Choosing Raw)

9. Creamy Avocado Potato Salad: It鈥檚 BBQ time, and that can only mean one thing: potato salad. If you鈥檙e going to indulge at every gathering, might as well make this version of a summery favorite. (via The Shelled Pea)

10. Homemade Avocado Ranch: We don鈥檛 feel half as guilty smothering our greens with more healthy greens, and this dressing will fool you into thinking it鈥檚 indulgent. (via Ella Claire Inspired)

11. Grilled Fish Tacos With Tomatillo Avocado Slaw: Who said coleslaw could only be made with a vat of mayonnaise? These fish tacos are light and fresh in more ways than one. (via Cherished Bliss)

12. Grilled Halloumi + Portabello Burgers With Spicy Avocado Mayo: You had us at halloumi. But seriously 鈥 avocado mayo on our burgers? We鈥檒l never look at a classic patty the same way again. (via Down Healthy Lane)

Have you used avocado as a mayonnaise substitute in any of your recipes? We鈥檇 love to hear your ideas in the comments below!