June is World Avo Month and with the avo season in full swing in South Africa, you can find this favourite farm fare product in abundance and at more affordable prices than the rest of the year. Here are the top four ways to use avo in traditional South African dishes, as shared with us by the South African Avocado Growers Association of South Africa (SAAGA).
Add avo to kotas
Fill your half loaf with grilled chicken breast, salad, sliced avo and creamy avo mayo. To make the avo mayo, whizz avocado in a blender with a squeeze of lemon juice and 1-2 tablespoons of good quality olive oil. Season and use as an eggless mayo replacement.
Add avo to boerie rolls
Mash or cube an avo, gently mix it in with your favourite atchar and add it to your boerewors roll.
Add avo to steak
Make your steak Michelin Star-worthy with a fresh avo topping. Mash two or three avos with lime juice, finely chopped spring onions, a deseeded chopped tomato, one clove of chopped garlic and a few splashes of Tabasco sauce. Add a few dollops to your braaied steak and top with biltong shavings. Serve with onion rings and a little extra guacamole for dipping.
Add avo to sambals
What is your favourite chicken curry without a sassy sambal on the side? Add diced avo and chopped fresh coriander to your traditional chopped tomato and onion, and add toasted coconut for a touch of the exotic.
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