Delicious avocado recipe inspiration for a healthy and quick fix.

Celebrate this National Vegetarian Week (13-19 May 2019) with the World Avocado Organization. As more people are looking to make lifestyle changes by trying more vegetarian meals, exploring a plant-based diet or just looking to pack more of those all-important nutrients into their diet, there’s one superfood that should be top your shopping list.

Loaded with vitamins, potassium, fibre and healthy fats, the avocado is a versatile and nutrient-dense fruit, which packs a punch when it comes to nutritional value. The best part? Avocados go with virtually anything, so why not try a simple and delicious avocado recipe from food blogger Colette Dike of Food Deco in partnership with the World Avocado Organization (WAO):

The Symmetry Salad 

Fill yourself with some green goodness come lunchtime with this delicious (and gorgeous) salad.


  • 1 avocado, halved and peeled
  • 150g tricolore quinoa
  • 75g raw broccoli stem cut julienne
  • ½ cucumber sliced in long ribbons
  • 200g edamame
  • lettuce
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil


  • Walnuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Baby basil

The dressing:

  • ½ lime zest
  • 2 tbsp pickled ginger
  • 1 tbsp pickled ginger juice
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. tahini paste
  • 3 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil


  • Cook the quinoa according to instructions, and add 1 tbsp. olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Next, combine all the ingredients for the dressing with a hand blender and add a little bit of water if needed.
  • Divide all salad ingredients over two bowls and drizzle with olive oil and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use the avocado halves as dressing bowls and add the toppings

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    The Symmetry Salad. Photo: Colette Dike

Avocado Hummus

You thought classic hummus was moreish? Just wait ‘til you try this dip with a twist – perfect for a mid-afternoon snack


  • 2 avocados
  • 200g canned chickpeas
  • 100ml ice-cold water
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 lemon
  • salt & pepper


  • Chili flakes
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Olive oil
  • Chia seeds
  • Hemp seeds
  • Basil leaves
  • Lemon zest
  • Dried rose petals


  • Blend the drained chickpeas, tahini paste and lemon juice until completely smooth. While blending, add the ice-cold water and bring to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the avocado hummus in a bowl and use a spoon to make some swirls in the hummus and decorate with the toppings.
  • Serve with warm pita bread on the side
The Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus. Photo: Colette Dike

Avocado & Banana Superfood Pancake

Packed with an abundance of naturally sweet, superfood ingredients, this is a must for those in search of a lighter, healthier pancake with avocado recipe


  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and mashed
  • ½ banana, peeled and mashed
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • Salt
  • Vegetable oil for baking


  • Avocado
  • Mango
  • Blueberries
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Kiwi slices
  • Banana slices


  • Whisk together the milk, avocado, banana and eggs in a medium bowl then add the rest of the dry ingredients to the mixture and whisk.
  • Heat a large skillet (non-stick or cast-iron) over a medium heat and add vegetable oil, making sure it covers the complete surface.
  • For each pancake, spoon 3 to 4 tablespoons of batter onto skillet, using the back of the spoon to spread batter into a circle. Decorate as you like!
avocado pancake & fruit

Avocado pancake & fruit. Photo: Colette Dike

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