He’s suave and sophisticated, a Bond dad, if you will. He’s quirky and crazy, and invented bad dad jokes. He’s fit and fab, and had you riding a bike before you could even walk. He’s your dad and it’s time to spoil him with a little something special this Father’s Day.
Nothing says ‘thanks’ quite like a home-cooked meal. For this we present the ultimate in go-to ingredients: the mighty South African avo.
Whether your dad’s a lean green health-mad machine or believes ‘meat is meat and a man must eat’, adding an avo to his Sunday lunch is the Father’s Day gift that keeps on giving. Not only are avos delicious and add a luxurious touch to even the plainest of meals, but they’re also nutritious, and add health benefits for dad too.
Avos are high in copper, a source of fibre and contain antioxidants. This potent combination helps to support dad’s immune system function. This is true for all types of avos, from the buttery, creamy green-skinned avo varieties to the nutty dark-skinned avos.
Luckily for us (and dads across South Africa!) Father’s Day falls in peak avo season, making it really easy to add some gorgeous green deliciousness to your Dad’s Day dishes.
There’s no end to the versatility of avos, but this year our star recipe is quick and easy T-bone steak topped with avo. Don’t forget to serve his steak with pap and sheba. If dad’s a plant-based eater, you can’t go wrong with warm salads, Buddha bowls and veg bakes starring ripe and ready avos.
So, no matter what you’re cooking up for dad this year, make sure you add an avo to his Father’s Day feast.
FATHERS DAY STEAK TOPPED WITH AVO
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Ingredients for avo topping:
- 2 large ripe avocados, peeled and pip removed
- 2 cloves garlic, finely crushed or grated
- 2 teaspoons hot sauce (optional)
- Good squeeze of lemon
- Pinch of salt and good grinding of black pepper
- 2 steaks cooked to your liking
- Sheba (tomato and onion relish), or chakalaka
- Pap or samp
- Make the topping by mashing the avocado roughly with a fork and mixing in the other ingredients.
- Spoon dressing on top of cooked steak, serve immediately with sheba, chakalaka and pap.