Saturday, 7 April 2012

Avocado and Sprout Salad with Lime and Cumin Dressing

This salad looks great if you fan the avocado, as shown, but you could also cube it.
What happens when a perfectly ripe, buttery avocado meets a zingy, aromatic lime dressing? They sit down together on a springy bed of mixed sprouts, of course! This dish is packed with vitamins, minerals and "good"oils, and makes a great light lunch or starter. You may want to tweak the amount of salt or oil to suit your taste; I like it tangy! This recipe serves 4.

2 ripe (but not squishy) avocados -1/2 an avocado per person
the juice of 5 small limes
1 tab extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 level tsps cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of seasalt
1/4 tsp coarse-ground black pepper
4 heaped tabs mixed sprouts (I used alfalfa with chickpea, mung and aduki sprouts)- 1 tab per person
  • First, dry-roast the cumin seeds over a medium heat in a sturdy-bottomed pan, stirring until they begin to release their aroma. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine the cumin seeds with the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in a lidded jar. With the lid on tight (!) shake it until thoroughly combined.
  • Fan out half an avocado for each person, on a bed of sprouts of your choice. (I bet basil sprouts would be great.)
  • Pour about a tablespoon of dressing onto each avocado, according to your taste.
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