Spinach, Avocado and Papaya With Cumin Scented Dressing

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READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by BakinBaby

Taken from "Posh Nosh" by noted African chef Lannice Snyman.Spinach,avocado and papaya were created to share space on the same plate, add sun-dried dates and a seductive dressing with ovetones of citrus and cumin and you've found a gourment African salad.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cumin Dressing

  • 12 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 12 orange (juice of)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seed (lightly roasted in a dry frying pan)
  • 1 tablespoon mint (chopped)
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • Salad

  • 1 bunch spinach (small tender leave()
  • 1 avocado
  • lime (juice of)
  • 1 papaya (also known as pawpaw-peeled and chopped)
  • 12 dates (sun-dried,pitted-optional, cut into slivers)
  • 1 red onion (finely sliced)


  1. Whisk salad dressing ingredients together, refrigerate.
  2. Wash spinach, trim stems, dry leaves; place in a bowl, toss in dressing and coat well.
  3. Halve, skin and stone the avocado, slice onto a plate,drizzle with lime juice.
  4. Pile spinach with dressing on individual plates, top with avocado, pawpaw and dates; garnish with red onion.

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