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grilled avocado salad with dukkah and quick onion pickle



2 firm ripe avocados, quartered, leaving skin in place

2 Lebanese cucumbers, halved length-ways and deseeded

1 1/2 cups of coriander, leaves picked, stalks reserved

1/2 cup mint leaves, torn

1/2 piece preserved Pickled Wife Lime, julienne

1/4 cup Dukkah The Pickled Wife


2 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup olive oil Great Southern Groves

4 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp castor sugar

1 tbsp preserved Pickled Wife Lime, finely chopped

1 tbsp reserved coriander stalks, finely chopped

1/2 tsp coarse sea salt


1/2 red onion, thinly sliced in rounds

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 tsp castor sugar

1 tsp boiling water


Pickled Onions

To make pickling juice, in a small bowl, stir castor sugar into boiling water until dissolved, add vinegar.

Place finely sliced red onion into liquid and leave to pickle (10 mins at least).


Combine all of the ingredients and give a quick whisk to blend the flavours.


Pre-heat BBQ or griddle plate and bring to a high heat.

Whilst the BBQ or griddle is heating, prepare cucumbers, herbs and dressing ready for assembling.

In a separate bowl, toss cucumber through 3 tsps of salad dressing.

Drizzle avocado quarters lightly with oil and cook cut side down for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until lightly charred.

Turn and cook other side for a further minute.

Remove from heat, set aside and squeeze over a little lemon juice. Cool for 5 minutes, peel skins off and discard.

Assemble your salad onto a serving platter, firstly dusting half the Dukkah across the base of the platter, dressing salad with the remaining dressing and sprinkle across remaining Dukkah.


+ This salad would also work beautifully with grilled halloumi for a stand alone meal

+ When grilling any fruit or vegetable, the BBQ needs to be really hot to maintain a crispiness to the fruit to create char markings adding a smoky flavour + the fruit doesn't stick to the griddle. Give your grill plenty of time to heat through properly. The avocado in this salad responds best to a really high heat for a quick sear.

Recipe + styling - @kateflowerfood

Images - @harrietharcourt +

Sponsored by - @hartandco.applicances + @buywesteatbest


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