5 Must-Try Avocado DishesBy Malika Dalamal
February 19, 2014
We won't bore you with the countless health benefits that come with eating lots of avocados because - aside from helping to reduce cholesterol levels, prevent ageing, cancer and heart disease - they simply taste really good. Find avocados on menus around London in breakfast dishes, soups or warmed up at dinner time. Read on for some of our favourite ways to eat the tropical fruit.
Avocado and Poached Eggs at The Electric Diner
Avocado on toast at The Electric Diner in Notting Hill is sprinkled with salt and chile and topped with a soft-poached egg. Break the yolk over the avocado and add a little squeeze of lemon for the perfect - hearty and healthy - start to the day.
191 Portobello Rd., W11 2ED; 020 7908 9696
Caldo Tlalpeño at Taqueria
This traditional Mexican soup is a tasty mix of chicken broth, chickpeas, rice, chipotle chile, diced onions, coriander and lime. Slices of buttery and nutty avocado round off the collection of Mexican flavours in this healthy alternative to a deep-fried tostado.
139-143 Westbourne Gr., W11 2RS; 020 7229 4734
Avocado Caldo at Scalini
Artery-clogging comfort food is what you'll find at this Walton Street institution. The baked avocado with crab and creamy cheese sauce might be the least healthy way to eat an avocado, but it's worth every calorific bite.
1-3 Walton St., SW3 2JD; 020 7225 2301
Avocado Bruschetta at The Avocado Cafe
The Avocado Cafe provides - you guessed it - avocado-based dishes to office, private events and markets around London. Find avocado bruschetta - topped with everything from chicken and mango to chorizo and red onion - at Maltby Street, Thomas Moor Square and One New Exchange Food Market.
Scrambled Eggs and Avocado Salsa at Granger & Co.
Order a side of avocado salsa with your scrambled eggs at Aussie hangout Granger & Co. in Notting Hill for a healthy and zingy start to your day. The little pot of avocado mash with tomato and onion goes just as well with the full English, sweet-corn fritters or simply spread on toast.
175 Westbourne Gr., W11 2SB; 020 7229 9111