An Avocado Recipe for Avocado Detractors

Avocado and Feta Salsa

I’m sure we can all think of a few foods that we wish we liked, but just can’t seem to acquire a taste for. Whether it’s the hottest superfood, guaranteed to extend your life and fight disease, or the trendiest haute cuisine that has everyone swooning but leaves you scratching your head; no matter how many times and ways you try it, you just can’t see what the fuss is about.

For me, it’s always been the avocado. There. I said it.

For years I’ve tried to develop an appreciation for this wonderfruit, loaded with lots of good fats, potassium and vitamin E. I just couldn’t get past the mushy texture and bland, neither-here-nor-there flavour. Until now.

A few weeks back, we were enjoying some cocktails at our neighbours’ house when they served this fabulous salsa. I can guarantee that even the most ardent avocado-haters in your house will be forced to reconsider their positions.

Avocado Feta Salsa



2 plum tomatoes, chopped

1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped

1/4 cup finely chopped red onion

1 clove garlic, minced

1 tbsp snipped fresh parsley

1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp red or white wine vinegar

4 oz feta cheese, crumbled


1. In a bowl, gently stir together tomatoes, avocados, onion, and garlic. Mix in parsley and oregano. Gently stir in olive oil and vinegar. Then stir in feta. Cover, and chill for 2 to 6 hours.

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