Locally grown avocados are a very good reason to get excited about the upcoming winter. It is projected that South Africa can look forward to a fantastic avo season. For those of you who might be feeling a touch of the autumn chill, there’s no reason not to add generous helpings of diced avo to warm salads. There are loads of salad greens and vegetables in season now too, giving you even more reason to try this healthy and delicious option. The recipe below for a warm salad with quinoa and chickpea was shared via the South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA).
Warm salad with avo, quinoa and chickpeas
Serves 4 – 6
4 ripe avocados, peeled and quartered
1 cup quinoa
1 tin of chickpeas, drained
30g flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
- Cook the quinoa by placing 1 cup quinoa in a pot with 2 cups water. Bring to the boil, reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and cook for 12 minutes until water is evaporated. Fluff with a fork and the grains should be swollen and glassy.
- Toss all the ingredients together, season with sea salt and black pepper, and serve warm with lemon wedges and olive oil.
For more avo recipes go to www.avocado.co.za and like @iloveavocadoSA on Facebook. –SAAGA press release