From breakfast to dinner, lunchbox to padkos, add an avocado to any meal because it is versatile, easy to use and healthy for your heart.
According to South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA), which celebrates 50 years this year, avos meet the criteria for inclusion in diets aimed at lowering blood pressure; they’re versatile, convenient and offer nutritional benefits. With South Africa having one of the highest worldwide rates of hypertension (a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease), why don’t you limit this risk by adding an avo to your meal?
Try some of SAAGA’S avo recipes which include rostis topped with avo and poached egg; avo smoothies; chic salad with avo and braaied sweet corn; couscous and quinoa salad bowls with sliced avo ‘fans’; grilled chicken breast Kotas with avo mayo, and cauli-rice salad topped with avo.
- Add an avo… to your breakfast
Rosti: Top your favourite breakfast rosti or health bread with shaved avo and a poached egg for a power-packed start to your day.
- Add an avo… to your braai salad (paelo/vegan/gluten free)
- Add an avo… to your lunchbox(paleo/vegan)
- Add an avo… to your rice salad bowl(vegan)
- Add an avo… to your cauliflower-rice salad (paleo/gluten free/vegan/lactose free/egg free)
Whizz avocado in a blender with a squeeze of lemon juice and 1 to 2 tablespoons of good quality olive oil. Season and use as an eggless mayo replacement on cauli-rice for a grain-free rice salad. Top with chopped avo and Italian parsley.
- Add an avo to your kota (bunny chow)
- Add an avo… to your sandwich
- Add an avo… to your burger
Replace hamburger buns with avocado halves for a fun and wheat-free slider burger.
Recipe and images supplied by: SAAGA