This Avocado Salad Recipe with Peanuts is absolutely delicious! The contrasting flavors ignite your tastebuds and keep your mouth craving more! Plus, those peanuts add a little crunch. Try this recipe on its own, with chips, or as a side for fish.
When it was time to cook my second recipe from Côte d’Ivoire, I originally wanted to try this Smoked Turkey Leg in Egusi Sauce from Global Table Adventure.
But then I couldn’t find turkey thighs or melon seeds and the only pumpkin seeds I could find had the shells on (thanks Corona Virus). When I tried making the recipe with the pumpkin seed shell ON, it (understandably) did not turn out great. So…. time to pivot!
I have a friend that is also cooking a meal from every country in the world, and I saw that she made this Avocado Salad Recipe…. So I had to try it! I love avocado and the spices were intriguing to me. So here we are, a delicious avocado salad recipe for your enjoyment.
What Ingredients are in this Avocado Salad?
Smoked Paprika (can substitute normal paprika)
For recipe measurements and instructions visit the recipe card at the bottom of this page.
My favorite part about this recipe is the combination of paprika and cinnamon. My tastebuds couldn’t figure out how to feel! It was awesome.
How Do You Make this Recipe
Cut the avocados into cubes and add them into a large bowl.
Place the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and mix to combine. Sprinkle an extra bit of paprika on top of the salad as well.
Enjoy with tortilla chips, as a side to salmon, or even as a side to this Ivorian Fried Tuna Steak!
Does Avocado Go Brown in Salad?
Yes, unfortunately avocado does brown quite quickly, which means that if you make this salad ahead of time, it may brown. This is okay as the browning doesn’t normally change the taste of avocado that much if it is within a day or two of preparation.
The good news here is that there’s lemon juice in this recipe! Lemon juice can’t affect the browning completely but it can make the issue better! Your avocados won’t brown as much when mixed with lemon juice!
My ultimate suggestion, however, would be to refrain from making the avocado salad recipe until it’s just about time to eat. This will ensure the most delicious and refreshing product.
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Avocado Salad Recipe
- 3 avocados chopped
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- Fresh cracked pepper to taste
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ⅛ tsp cinnamon
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp roasted & unsalted peanuts chopped
- Cut the avocados into cubes and add them into a large bowl.
- Place the rest of the ingredients in the bowl and mix to combine. Sprinkle an extra bit of paprika on top of the salad as well.
- Enjoy with tortilla chips, as a side to salmon, or even as a side to this Ivorian Fried Tuna Steak!