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Green African Avocado Salad Recipe

Green African Avocado Salad Recipe

Kenya is Africa's second-largest producer of avocados behind South Africa.

The five leading African avocado exporters are South Africa, Kenya, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Cameroon growing five avocado varieties, Hass, Fuerte, Edranol, Rayan and Nabal. The single most important market for African avocados is the European Union country of France.

Simple Avocado Salad Recipe

Green African Avocado Salad Recipe

Ingredients
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 medium avocados, peeled and cubed
1 package spring mix salad greens
5 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions
Drizzle lemon juice over avocados. In a serving bowl, combine salad greens, tomatoes, onion, walnuts, and avocados. Toss and serve with your favorite dressing or the juice of one lemon.

Five facts about avocados


They are a fruit, in fact, berries.

Have the highest protein and oil content of any fruit and the fat they contain is mainly unsaturated.

Nutritionists say avocados can help maintain healthy cholesterol levels when eaten in place of foods high in saturated fat.

Mexico produces more avocados than any other country - accounting for 45% of the global market. Kenya is Africa's largest producer.

The US is the biggest importer of avocados, followed by the Netherlands.


Did you know?
Vitamin E can be found in vegetable oils, nuts, green leafy vegetables, avocado, seeds, whole grains, and many other fruits and vegetables.

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Simple Cooking Tips

Make sure your cooking work area has good lighting so you can safely see what you are cutting, seasoning and cooking.

Get comfortable with the recipe, read it all the way through. Always read and re-read your recipes before you start cooking.

Season and taste as you go. Always taste your food before seasoning.

Spices and herbs are essential to African food cooking and baking. Keep your spices away from sources of heat like the stove or lights. Herbs and spices can lose their flavor when exposed to humidity and heat.

Recipes are only a guideline so feel free to substitute items that you like.

When cooking with chili peppers, protect your hands and eyes by wearing rubber gloves. Or coat your hands in vegetable oil and wash them with soap and water immediately after handling.