Avocado and Sprout Salad with Lime and Cumin Dressing

This salad looks great if you fan the avocado, as shown, but you could also cube it.
What happens when a perfectly ripe, buttery avocado meets a zingy, aromatic lime dressing? They sit down together on a springy bed of mixed sprouts, of course! This dish is packed with vitamins, minerals and "good"oils, and makes a great light lunch or starter. You may want to tweak the amount of salt or oil to suit your taste; I like it tangy! This recipe serves 4.

2 ripe (but not squishy) avocados -1/2 an avocado per person
the juice of 5 small limes
1 tab extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 level tsps cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch of seasalt
1/4 tsp coarse-ground black pepper
4 heaped tabs mixed sprouts (I used alfalfa with chickpea, mung and aduki sprouts)- 1 tab per person
  • First, dry-roast the cumin seeds over a medium heat in a sturdy-bottomed pan, stirring until they begin to release their aroma. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Combine the cumin seeds with the oil, lime juice, salt and pepper in a lidded jar. With the lid on tight (!) shake it until thoroughly combined.
  • Fan out half an avocado for each person, on a bed of sprouts of your choice. (I bet basil sprouts would be great.)
  • Pour about a tablespoon of dressing onto each avocado, according to your taste.
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