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Spiced Avocado Garden Boat with Hummus & Pesto

Anneke Lemmer Coetzee


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1 avocado (cut in half. remove pit) ̈2 tsp hummus ̈2 tsp pesto 1 tsp sumac spice

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp ginger powder

1 tsp dried herbs 1 tsp sesame seeds

1 tsp black pepper

Spring mixed greens

̈Pinch of salt


  • Start at the tip oft the avocado.

  • Place a chefs knife blade in a straight line gently touching the avocado leaving about 1 inch of the tip of the avocado exposed. Sprinkle the sumac on the avocado until it is covered completely.

  • On the other side of the blade sprinkle a thin line (about 1⁄2 inch thick) of turmeric spice.

  • Take away the knife.

  • You should have a straight line between Sumac and Turmeric.

  • Repeat with the ginger, dried herbs, black pepper and sesame seeds.

  • Repeat with other half of Avocado.

  • Add 1 tsp hummus and 1 teaspoon pesto inside the hole of the avocado halves.

  • Take a few small spring mix greens and stick them into the sauce in the hole of avocado so it looks like the leaves are growing out of the avocado.

  • Eat and enjoy! It’s like creamy flavor bomb in your mouth

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