Apple and avocado winter salad

Apple and avocado winter salad




  • 1/4 cup almonds (skin on)
  • 1 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice (*optional)
  • 1 apple (large, peeled, cored, diced)
  • 1/2 avocado (large, diced, flesh removed)


Preheat oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced) and line a cookie tray with baking paper.

Spread almonds out and dry bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Once cooled, chop the almonds into small pieces.

In a small pan, gently heat the honey, vanilla and spice until melted together, then add apples and turn heat down very low allowing to soften – about 15 minutes. Then transfer to a large mixing bowl.

Add the chopped almonds and avocado and gently toss together. Serve immediately.

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Serving Suggestions


  • This recipe would be equally suited to firm pears instead of apples and is lovely served with some buttered sourdough fingers.
  • If nut allergies are an issue, replace the almonds with sunflower seeds.
  • This recipe was created by Katie Rainbird for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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