Updated 30 July 2022
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National Avocado Day: 6 avocado-infused Arab dishes to try

National Avocado Day: 6 avocado-infused Arab dishes to try

In celebration of the national avocado day in the US on July 31, here are some avocado-infused Arab dishes worth trying. 

  • Smoky avocado muttabal

    Muttabal is traditionally made with eggplant, but for this recipe just switch it out for an avocado and you get a smoky and sour dip. 

  • Avocado pistachio ice cream

    A creamy, smooth, nutty and sweet treat that everyone will enjoy. It’s great for the summer heat and a perfect little snack.

  • Avocado fruit cocktail

    The humble fruit cocktail — an Arab staple — is always best with a smooth layer of pureed avocado. Add a drizzle of honey and some chopped nuts for an ideal sweet treat. 

  • Arab-style guacamole

    Made with all the regular ingredients found in guacamole, this Arabized version has the surprise elements of pomegranate seeds, pomegranate molasses and sumac for a hint of tanginess. 

  • Avocado tabbouleh

    Add diced avocado for a spin on the traditional Levantine salad that is made up of parsley, tomatoes, mint, burghul, olive oil and lemon juice.

  • Avocado smoothie

    A thick, rich, and refreshing smoothie made from avocados, a milk of choice, dates, honey and ice all blended together.