Potato Salad with Avocado Dressing

It’s salad weather again! 😀 I made this potato salad a lot last summer but never got round to sharing it here. It is very tasty. Avocado makes a healthy, creamy dressing.

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Ingredients

about 500g potatoes (I used salad potatoes I got in Aldi. I cut them into halves and quarters. You could also use other types of potatoes)

2 spring onions chopped

about a handful of fresh basil chopped

flesh of 1 avocado

juice of 1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

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Step 1: Steam or boil potatoes until soft (about 10 minutes). Allow to cool. 

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Step 2: Put potatoes in salad bowl along with spring onion and basil. 

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Step 3: To make dressing put avocado, lemon juice and olive oil in nutri bullet (or alternative blender). Blend until smooth. 

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Step 4: Pour dressing over salad. Mix everything together. 

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Step 5: Enjoy this salad as part of your lunch or dinner. 

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Blackbean and Avocado Quesadillas

I tried out this new quesadillas recipe today. Quesadillas make an easy, healthy, tasty lunch or dinner. I personally prefer my black bean and sweet potato quesadillas but this isn’t bad. Avocado gives the quesadillas an interesting taste and texture. Please let me know what you think of my recipes if you try them.

Avocado Tip: This morning my avocado was not yet ripe enough. I put it in a paper bag with a banana to speed up the ripening process. It worked! My avocado was ripe in time for dinner. 😀

 

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Ingredients

2 Tortilla wraps

1 tin black beans

flesh of 1 avocado

half a teaspoon cumin

half a teaspoon coriander

half a teaspoon paprika

1-2 handfuls spinach

 

Note: You could also use other spices such as chili or garam masala. 

 

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Step 1: Rinse and drain black beans. Put in mixing bowl along with avocado. Mash with potato masher or fork. 

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Step 2: Add in spices and mix well. 

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Step 3: Place 1 tortilla wrap on baking tray lined with parchment paper. Spread black bean and avocado mixture on top. 

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Step 4: Next put spinach on top of black bean and avocado mixture. 

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Step 5: Finally place 2nd tortilla on top. Bake in oven preheated to 180 c for about 10 minutes. 

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Step 6: Cut into quarters and enjoy as part of your lunch or dinner. If you have some leftover you can put it in the fridge and reheat it the next day.