Avocado Toast with Semi-Soft Boiled Eggs and Homemade Anchovies Crumble
Avocado toast with semi-soft boiled eggs and homemade anchovies crumble (Photo: Colette Dike)

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past decade, you've probably noticed the avocado's astounding rise in popularity.

The Washington Post reported in 2015 that "sales of Hass avocados, which make up more than 95 percent of all avocados consumed in the United States, soared to a record of nearly 1.9 billion pounds (or some 4.25 billion avocados) last year, more than double the amount consumed in 2005, and nearly four times as many sold in 2000."

One food lover who is embracing this delicious trend is Colette Dike, a Dutch food stylist and blogger who crafts avocado-centered dishes that are almost too beautiful to eat. In addition to comforting mainstays like guacamole and avocado toast, Dike has been testing the boundaries of this creamy, green fruit. One of the most aesthetically pleasing ways she's done this is by mastering the meticulous skill of shaving avocados into pasta-like ribbons:

Avocado and Daikon Veggie 'Noodles' with Dukkah and Lime Zest
Avocado and Daikon Veggie 'Noodles' with Dukkah and Lime Zest (Photo: Colette Dike)

Although one of the most popular ways to make veggie noodles is to use a manual machine known as a spiralizer, the pappardelle-esque avocado noodles you see above are carefully hand-shaved by Dike.

Expanding on this lovely technique, Dike will often add a little extra pizazz to her other expertly styled dishes by incorporating her signature shaved "avocado roses," as seen in the mouthwatering dish below:

Grilled Pita Pizza with Cornflower Goat Cheese and Avocado
Grilled Pita Pizza with Cornflower Goat Cheese and Avocado (Photo: Colette Dike)

This penchant for incorporating avocado into her daily meals is now being channeled into a new cookbook, which Dike says will include "sweet and savory dishes with avocado as hero of every dish."

In addition to featuring recipes for avocado fries, avocado ice cream and other avocado-centered dishes, the book will also offer tutorials on how to shave avocados and make avocado roses.

Although the book won't be available until June, you can follow all of Dike's cooking adventures on Instagram and her blog, foodecco. In the meantime, continue below to see more examples of how this talented food stylist is revolutionizing one of world's most beloved and versatile fruits.

Egg in an Avocado Hole Sandwich
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Egg in an avocado hole sandwich


Oven Roasted Sweet Potato with Whipped Feta and Shaved Avocado
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Oven-roasted sweet potato with whipped feta and shaved avocado


Mason Jar Salad with Black Quinoa, Beet, Whipped Feta Sauce, Mint, Avocado, Lettuce and Pistachios
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Mason jar salad with black quinoa, beet, whipped feta sauce, mint, avocado, lettuce and pistachios


Goat Cheese-stuffed Avocado Coated with Pistachios, Almonds, Lime Zest and Chili Flakes
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Goat cheese-stuffed avocado coated with pistachios, almonds, lime zest and chili flakes


Avocado Pops Dipped in Tahini, Sesame Seeds and Chili Flakes
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Avocado pops dipped in tahini, sesame seeds and chili flakes


Avocado Toast with Watermelon Radish
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Avocado toast with watermelon radish


Daikon Pappardelle with Sesame-sushi Vinaigrette, Wasabi and Sesame Seeds
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Daikon pappardelle with sesame-sushi vinaigrette, wasabi and sesame seeds


Avocado toast with watermelon radish
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Veggie 'filet' American sandwich


Guacamole, Cream Cheese and Hot Sauce Dip
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Guacamole, cream cheese and hot sauce dip with tortilla chips


Avocado Polenta Pizza with Coeur de Boeuf Tomatoes and Buffalo Mozzarella
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Avocado polenta pizza with Coeur de Boeuf tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella


Yellow Curry Guacamole topped with an Avocado Rose
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Yellow curry guacamole topped with an avocado rose


Avocado Sushi Sandwiches
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Avocado sushi sandwiches


Avocado and Fried Egg Breakfast Pizza
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Avocado and fried egg breakfast pizza


Bagel with Avocadonaise, Grilled Halloumi and Shaved Avocado
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Bagel with avocadonaise, grilled halloumi and shaved avocado


Avocado Fries with Chorizo Mayo
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Avocado fries with chorizo mayo


Bacon-wrapped Avocado
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Bacon-wrapped avocado on toast


Homemade Chili with Fried Egg and an Avocado Rose
(Photo: Colette Dike)

Homemade chili with fried egg and an avocado rose