Malagasy Lasary Avocat is a very simple avocado salad. It utilizes the avocado as a vessel for the delicious simple salad which makes for a lovely presentation. The avocado is called zavoka in Malagsy, avocat is the French name. The season for them is January to April. The cost of one avocado is only about ten cents each! One of the highlights I understand about visiting Madagascar is to try all sorts of fruits that are only found there. Some have no translation to the English language. We enjoyed this pretty salad as part of Malagasy meal however it would be delicious for any occasion.
Malagasy Lasary Avocat (Avocado Salad)
- 2 large avocados
- 1 green onion chopped
- 1 to mato diced
- For the dressing:
- 4 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Cut the avocado lengthwise and remove the pits, Use a big spoon to scoop out the half in one big piece.
- Put each avocado half on a plate and evenly distribute the chopped onions and tomato
- In a bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients and drizzle over each plate
- Serve immediately