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Kidspot Kitchen

Apple and avocado winter salad recipe

Juicy apple, creamy avocado and the crunch of roasted almonds mingle to make this one salad that you will want to eat this winter.

Serving Size:




  • 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.


  • 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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