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Avocado: The diverse fruit of winter

Get creative with avocados. Pexels

Get creative with avocados. Pexels

Published Jul 26, 2018


Avocados are life! They offer many health benefits, and they are a good source of B vitamins, which help fight diseases. So why not start cooking with it?  

We spoke to the Executive Culinary Artist at Granny Mouse Country House & Spa, Wayland Green and Chef Khotso Mosia about things you can do with avocado when it comes to cooking and below is what they had to say.

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Baked avocado with sausage and egg

- Slice your avocado in half and remove the seed, season with salt and pepper the crack an egg into it, slice up your sausage and place that over the egg on the one side but not covering the yolk, bake in the oven till the egg white has cooked and the juices from the sausage has flavoured the avocado. 

- Serve with toasted Ciabatta.

Bacon & Avocado Wrap

- Lightly toast a tortilla wrap and stuff it with sliced up lettuce, mixed peppers & cherry tomatoes. 

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- Add in crispy bacon and sliced avocado with freshly squeezed lime juice, salt and pepper. 

- Fold and serve.

Avocado on toast. Picture: Pexels

- Toast a slice of health bread and add sliced avocado onto it, sprinkle with salt and pepper, add a few pieces of feta cheese then cover with grated cheddar. 

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- Bake in the oven till the cheese has melted then serve.

Blueberry & Avocado Muffins

Take your basic muffin mix with blueberries and bake as normal. 

Once cooled you can make a cream cheese icing and add avocado purée to the icing and ice your muffins. 

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This gives a great taste in a different way.

Eggs Benedict

- On a toasted English muffin add crispy bacon, and your soft poached eggs. 

- The avocado can be puréed and added to your hollandaise which will give it a richer and creamier taste, spoon this over your poached eggs and sprinkle paprika over this and serve.

Eggs Benedict. Picture: Pexels

Mosia’s tips to cook with avocado

A spread

- Purée avocado with salt lemon and pepper to make a tasty spread.

Vichyssoise with a twist

- Just blend avocados in with your chilled, but cooked potatoes, leeks and vegetable stock for a rich and creamy cold soup without using cream (dairy).

As a mousse

- It works well when blended with cream cheese, parsley, lemon and black pepper that can be enjoyed as a dip or spread on brioche and topped with smoked salmon and a poached egg of a delicious, healthy and decadent breakfast.

For a lovely Caesar Salad 

- Add avocados, tomatoes, chicken breast, bacon, cucumbers, olives, feta and toasted walnuts or almonds with a lovely horseradish dressing for a decadent, tangy and yet nutrient side or starter or main meal. 

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