Avocado Sashimi Salad with Sesame Dressing

A tantalizingly tasty and nutritious dish that's ready in just 20 minutes
Avocado Sashimi Salad with Sesame Dressing
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Avocado Sashimi Salad with Sesame Dressing
January 24, 2019
Level Intermediate
Preparation Time 20 minutes
Serves 4

PHOTO BY Hein Van Tonder
RECIPE BY Christine Capendale
FOOD STYLING BY Hein Van Tonder & Emma Nkunzana


2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp fish sauce
1 tsp ginger, finely grated
Zest of 1 lime
300g sushi salmon, cut into 5mm slices

For the sesame dressing

2½ tbsp sesame oil
Juice of 1 lime
1 garlic clove, crushed
2½ tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp spinneysFOOD Honey
1 chilli, chopped
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted, for garnishing

For the salad

2 avocados, stoned, skin removed and cut into cubes
1 small red pepper, deseeded and chopped
4 tbsp spring onions, chopped
1 small cucumber, cubed or sliced
Handful of spinneysFOOD Fresh Coriander


  • 1

    Mix together the rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, ginger and lime zest. Add the salmon to it. Marinate for 1 hour

  • 2

    To make the sesame dressing, combine all the ingredients (except the sesame seeds) and mix well

  • 3

    To make the salad, combine the avocado, baby spinach, red pepper, spring onions, cucumber and coriander in a bowl

  • 4

    Add some of the dressing to it and toss well. 4 Divide the avocado salad between 4 serving plates and top with the salmon (drained)

  • 5

    Sprinkle with the sesame seeds, some coriander and serve with the rest of the dressing on the side


To prevent cut avocados from browning, squeeze lemon or lime juice over them!


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