IN SEASON AVOCADOS

Green, creamy, smooth and buttery – we’re super excited about the much-anticipated arrival of avocados! This superfood is full of healthy fats, yet low in carbohydrates, high in fibre and contains more potassium than bananas. We've got some delicious avo recipes for you to whip up!

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Avocado Toast with Feta Cheese and Dukkah

 

Ready-in: 10

Serves:1                                        

 

Avocado toast

½ avocado

1 teaspoon lemon juice

¼-½ Lebanese cucumber

2 pieces grainy bread

1 tablespoon mint leaves

20g feta cheese

2 teaspoons dukkah (store-bought­)

Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil

 

  1. Roughly smash avocado and lemon juice in a small bowl and season with salt and pepper. Finely dice cucumber.  
  2. Toast bread until golden. Top toast with avocado, cucumber, feta cheese, mint leaves and a sprinkle of dukkah. Drizzle with olive oil.

 

Perfect for breakfast or lunch. Serve with a side of smoked salmon or crispy bacon for a little extra goodness.

Tips: Cut avocado in half lengthways and twist halves to separate. Remove stone using a spoon and scoop out flesh.

 

 

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Avocado Caprese Salad

 

Ready-in: 10

Serves:4                         

 

1 avocado

4 tomatoes

125g fresh buffalo mozzarella, drained

Drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil

Drizzle of balsamic glaze (store-bought)

2 tablespoons picked basil leaves

 

  1. Thinly slice avocado and tomatoes. Tear buffalo mozzarella into bite sized pieces.
  2. Arrange on a large plate or platter starting with tomatoes, then avocado and buffalo mozzarella.
  3. Drizzle over olive oil and balsamic glaze and top with basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper.

 

Serve with fresh crunchy bread or as a side to your favourite meat dish.

Tips: Cut avocado in half lengthways and twist halves to separate. Remove stone using a spoon and scoop out flesh.

 

 

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Guacamole

 

Ready-in: 10

Serves: 4                         

 

Guacamole

¼ red chilli (optional)

2 tablespoons coriander leaves and stalks

2 tablespoons finely diced red onion

 2 avocados

Juice of 1 lime or ½ lemon

2 teaspoons mild sweet chilli sauce

2 tablespoons spiced seeds (e.g. pepitas, sunflower) (store-bought)

 

  1. Finely dice chilli. Pick a few whole coriander leaves for garnish and set aside. Finely chop remaining coriander leaves and stalks.
  2. Add all ingredients, except spicy pepitas and reserved coriander to a medium bowl and mash until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with spiced seeds and reserved coriander leaves.

 

Serve guacamole with raw veggie sticks and your favourite corn chips.

Tip: Cut avocado in half lengthways and twist halves to separate. Remove stone using a spoon and scoop out flesh.

 

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Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Avocado Pudding

 

Ready-in: 1 hour 10 minutes 

Prep: 10

Serves:4                         

 

Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Avocado Pudding

5 medjool dates, pitted

2 avocados

1 ripe banana, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

4 tablespoons cacao or cocoa powder

2 teaspoons maple syrup

½ cup milk (e.g. cow’s, almond, coconut)

 

Topping

100g natural yoghurt (e.g. Greek, coconut) or ½ cup cream, whipped

2 teaspoons maple syrup or runny honey

1 tablespoon smooth peanut butter

100g chocolate, roughly chopped

200g mixed berries (fresh or frozen)

 

Bring a full kettle of water to the boil.

  1. Place dates in a small, heat-proof bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave for about 5 minutes, until softened. Drain.
  2. Add softened dates, avocado, banana, peanut butter, cacao/ cocoa powder, maple syrup, milk and a pinch of salt to a food processor. Blend until smooth, adding a little more milk, if needed.
  3. Divide mixture between 4 small glasses and chill for about 1 hour, until set.
  4. Just before you serve, top the puddings with a dollop of yoghurt or whipped cream. Drizzle with maple syrup/honey and peanut butter. Sprinkle over chocolate and berries.

Tip: Cut avocado in half lengthways and twist halves to separate. Remove stone using a spoon and scoop out flesh.

 

 

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