This simple salad gives you even more reason to love avos.

They are packed with nutrients, versatile, easy to prepare and thank goodness avocados are back in season! 

There's so much to love about the humble avocado and it should definitely be part of your breakfast.

The price of avos has been a sore point for all of us lately, but hopefully that will change as it we welcome the start of the season.

Derek Donkin of the South African Avo Growers Association (SAAGA) says they have had “an excellent crop” this year, raising hopes of cheaper avo prices 

“We are looking forward to the new season and the good news is this year we’ve got a really good crop on the trees,” says Donkin.

“This year we have a really excellent crop of about 125 000 tons of fruit that have come from our trees.”

Avos are nutritious, free from cholesterol and a good source of potassium. 

This recipe is all the inspiration you'll need to wake up in the morning and enjoy an avo 

Avocado, egg and sausage breakfast “salad” with “avo-naise”

Salads are not only for lunch or dinner. This protein packed salad with avo-naise, is a great breakfast on the go, perfect for making in advance and taking to work or for school lunches 

Serves 4 

Ingredients

For the avo-naise

2 avocados, peeled and chopped

1 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon crushed garlic

1 lemon, juice and zest

pinch of sea salt

freshly ground black pepper

For the salad 

2 avocados, peeled and cut into cubes

4 quality breakfast sausages, cooked and sliced, or small meatballs

4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered

6 rashers bacon, cooked & chopped

Method

To make the avo-naise, place all the ingredients in a jug and blend with a stick blender until smooth and pourable. Add a couple of teaspoons cold water if necessary.

To assemble the salad, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and stir through a couple of tablespoons of avo-naise.

Place in lunchbox containers and keep chilled until eating.

Recipe courtesy of the South African Avo Growers Association