Vitamin rich avocado, mango and basil salad


There is a certain sense of British cynicism towards putting fruit in savoury salads, it seems far too ‘LA’ for a British palette. However, avocado and mango are perfect for turning fruit&veg combination skeptics.

This salad is a perfect quick lunch and contains lots of good fats from the avocado, plenty of vitamins from the fruit and veg as well as B vitamins (especially important in a vegan diet) and protein from the seeds. As usual, all ingredients are available even in small supermarkets and reasonably priced.

Ingredients (to serve 2):

1 1/2 ripe avocados

Scooped and chopped into small cubes

1 ripe mango


3 spring onions

Finely chopped

2-3 medium salad tomatoes

Salad leaves (rocket or spinach are best)

Fresh basil

Roll and crush the leaves with hands to release flavour before finely chopping

A handful of sunflower and pumpkin seeds

Season with salt and cayenne pepper


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