Simple Avocado Salad With A Middle Eastern Twist

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Total Time:    15 minutes

Nutritional per serving
Calories: 262 kcal
Fat: 25 g
Protein: 3 g
Carbohydrates: 7 g

Low in calories and with a slight Middle Eastern twist, this awesome, super Simple Avocado Salad is definitely one to try.

It should only take around 15 minutes to prepare so it’s great for anyone with a busy lifestyle and, to boot, weighing in at only 7g carbs per serving it’s ideal for anyone following a low carb or ketogenic diet.

Ingredients

Makes 2 servings

  • 4 Cos lettuce leaves, chopped
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 radishes, finely sliced
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • 50g cucumber, cut into small cubes
  • 25g flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
  • 25g mint leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped into chunky pieces
  • ½ tbsp sumac (a crushed red, lemony berry; find it in Middle Eastern and Indian markets and online)
  • ½ garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Simple Avocado Salad Directions

  1. For the dressing, mix the crushed garlic with a pinch of salt, the lemon juice and olive oil. Set aside until ready to serve.
  2. Combine the salad ingredients in a bowl, season and toss with the dressing just before serving.
  3. Serve with Crisp Za’atar bread (see below).

Tips & alternatives

Za’atar spice mix

Grind 50g toasted sesame seeds in food processor or with a mortar and pestle. Stir in 2 tbsp dried thyme leaves, 2 tbsp dried oregano leaves, 2 tbsp sumac and 1 tbsp cumin seeds with 1 tbsp salt and a pinch of paprika. Keep in an airtight jar and sprinkle over fish, meat or halloumi before grilling.

Crisp za’atar bread

Split 2 pittas through the middle into 4 rounds. Brush all over with 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with 2 tbsp za’atar spice mix (see above recipe). Place under a medium grill and toast until crisp.

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Photo and Simple Avocado Salad recipe courtesy of BBC Good Food Middle East

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