Avo Breakfast Salad With Egg, Sausage And “Avo-Naise”

Salads are not only for lunch or dinner. This avo and protein-packed salad with avo-naise, is a great breakfast on the go, perfect for making in advance and taking to work or for school lunches.

(This recipe serves 4)


(For the avo-naise)

  • 2 avocados, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon crushed garlic
  • 1 lemon, juice and zest
  • pinch of sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

(For the salad)

  • 2 avocados, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 4 quality breakfast sausages, cooked and sliced, or small meatballs
  • 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered
  • 6 rashers bacon, cooked & chopped

Method of preparation

1. To make the avo-naise, place all the ingredients in a jug and blend with a stick blender until smooth and pourable. Add a couple of teaspoons cold water if necessary.

2. To assemble the salad, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and stir through a couple of tablespoons of avo-naise.

3. Place in lunchbox containers and keep chilled until eating.

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Did you know this about avo?

South Africa has, traditionally, been one of the top three exporters to Europe and SAAGA is working with the South African government to gain access to markets in new territories like the United States, China, Japan, India, Thailand, South Korea, Israel, Vietnam and Mexico. Negotiations with these countries are underway.

Derek Donkin, CEO of the South African Avocado Growers Association (SAAGA) reports that the industry expects 2018’s crop to weigh in at 125 000 tons. Half of this produce is destined for the export market, while 40% will be consumed locally in the form of fresh avos. The remaining 10% will be processed into foods like guacamole and avocado oil.

Although South Africa’s avocado season traditionally runs from March to October, plantings have expanded into areas where cultivars can be harvested through November and December. This not only means that South Africans can enjoy year-long availability; it also reduces the country’s reliance on imports from the Northern Hemisphere.

Fuelled by steadily increasing demand from both the local and international markets, the South African avocado industry is looking forward to a good year in 2018. The robust health of the export market has informed a number of new developments within the industry. Although green-skin avos will still be available in abundance in South Africa, Hass-type (dark-skin) avocados make up the majority of the new orchards that have been planted, as the international market shows a marked preference for this type. This has benefits for the local market, too, as South African avo lovers will also enjoy the presence of greater numbers of Hass and other dark-skinned avocados on the shelf.

The avocado industry is a significant contributor to South Africa’s economic growth, while thriving exports help attract vital foreign currency into the country.

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