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Herbed Avocado Spread

This simple spread of avocado with fresh herbs makes a delicious a sandwich filling. You can also use it as a dip for raw vegetables or crackers.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Yield: Makes 4 Sandwiches


If you are avoiding all fats for health purposes, you can substitute 1 cup of mashed chickpeas or sweet potato in place of the avocado.


  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 tbsp. chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp. sliced scallions (spring onions)
  • 2 tsp. hot pepper sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed


1. Halve the avocado and scoop out the flesh. Place in a bowl and mash with a fork until only small lumps remain. Add all remaining ingredients and stir through to combine.

2. Serve on whole grain bread with tomatoes and salad greens. If you're feeling lazy, as I often am, just use it as a dip for the bread instead.