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RECIPES: Two easy and healthy avocado dishes

Finding a perfectly ripened avocado is akin to finding hidden treasure. When you do, try these two healthy recipes

HT48HRS_Special Updated: Jul 21, 2016 18:08 IST
Meenakshi Iyer
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Nappa HakuSai at Dashanzi, JW Marriott, Juhu (Hindustan Times)

A fairly recent addition to our veggie vocabulary, the avocado has garnered quite a few fans (especially among health freaks) over the past couple of years. Known for its many nutritional qualities, the fruit has abundance of vitamins C, E and K. Avocado contains healthy fats, and can be added to all kinds of dishes – from salads to toasts, even desserts. In this edition, our expert chef whips up a cabbage and avocado maki roll and our winning reader recipe gives it a sweet and savoury twist.

Chef Venecio Cadavida, Japanese chef, Dashanzi, JW Marriott, Juhu (Photo: Satish Bate/HT )

Nappa HakuSai (Cabbage and avocado roll)

Recipe by Chef Venecio Cadavida, Japanese chef, Dashanzi, JW Marriott, Juhu

Serves: One

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Wasabi powder: ½ tsp

Soy sauce: 1 tbsp

Gari (pickled vegetable): 1 tbsp

Chinese cabbage: 4 leaves

White asparagus: 1

Takuwan stick: 1

Avocado: ½

Turnip: 1 slice

Onion: 1/2

Hand full of mixed cress

Method

1. Peel the turnips and cut it in batons.

2. Peel avocado and cut to batons.

3. Caramelise the sliced onions and blanch the white asparagus.

4. Blanch the Chinese cabbage and arrange the same to form a sheet.

5. Arrange the vegetables, cress on the cabbage sheet and roll the maki (roll) with the help of makisu (bamboo mat).

6. Torch the roll with blow torch to get a charred flavour

7. Cut the roll equally and serve with wasabi, soya sauce and gari

Winning reader recipe