Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style

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There are many avocado salads, but this avocado salad Ghanaian style, a special dish my Ghanaian wife makes for me, is elegant and superb. The spicy groundnut dressing really sets it apart from the competition.

Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style

(Photo Attributed to Author: Lablascovegmenu from London)

Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style with Spicy Groundnut Dressing Recipe-

  • 2 avocados, ripe, but not over-ripe and mushy
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tbsp. minced red onion
  • 3 tbsp. salted and roasted peanuts
  • 3/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • salt, to taste
  • chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • coarsely chopped peanuts, for garnish
  • Bishop seeds (Ajwain), for garnish
  1. Cut the avocados in half lengthwise, remove the pit and cube the flesh.
  2. Place in a bowl with the onions, mushrooms, lemon juice and olive oil, and onion and toss gently.
  3. Grind the peanuts (either use a coffee or spice grinder or just roll a rolling pin over the peanuts) so you have small chunks and mix with the paprika, cinnamon, cayenne, sugar and salt. Sprinkle over the salad mixture and toss gently.
  4. Garnish your authentic Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style with chopped cilantro, some more peanuts, and a sprinkling of Bishop seeds.

Note: This recipe is taken from our African Cuisine pages.

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12 thoughts on “Avocado Salad Ghanaian Style

  1. I’m from Ghana, and I remember my Mum making this. She would go out in the streets and pick dandelions and come back and make a delicious salad with the greens. Good to see this on an American food website.

    • Hi Fafali! My Ghanaian wife has the same name. 🙂 And when I was living with her in the Accra region she also would go gather wild dandelion greens to make this wonderful salad. Glad you found our site, please come back!

  2. This looks and sounds like a very good salad, with a lot going on in it! I’ll have to try it out, for sure.

  3. I like the sounds of this salad. The idea of a spicy peanut sauce with avocados is really cool!

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