Savouring Spring Flavours with the #AVOEXPERTS

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Westfalia Fruit bannerWith spring officially here, we can’t wait to welcome bright, fresh flavours. If you need some cooking inspiration, we’ve created the ideal seasonal meal – Juicy Chicken Skewers with Gremolata Guacamole. A super simple dish that’s brimming with bold flavours, thanks to Westfalia Fruit’s products. Ready to call your friends and family for the ultimate braai bash? Let’s do this!


With Westfalia Fruit’s fantastic range of Guacamoles and Avocado Oils, you get to enjoy the goodness of avocados all year round. Their products are perfect for creating no-fuss meals that are full of flavour and packed with all the goodness of heart-healthy fats that avocados are known for – no wonder they’re called the #AVOEXPERTS!

Enjoy the goodness of avocados all year round!

Goodness Gracious, Great Guacamole!

We all know Westfalia Fruit Guacamole is ideal for dipping, but it’s also great for so much more. Each tub of Westfalia Fruit Guacamole is made from the flesh of about two ripe avocados. These avocados are hand-scooped to create delicious chunks of fresh avocado, available in three flavours to satisfy all tastes: Plain, Spicy, and Sweet Chilli Salsa.

Westfalia Fruit pays special attention to food safety practices to ensure their guacamole is of the highest standards. High-pressure processing (HPP) is used, giving the product a yummy, fresh taste without the need for preservatives or other additives.

Westfalia Fruit Guacamole is ideal for dipping, but it’s also great for so much more.

Perfect for vegans and vegetarians, this versatile dip is a great addition to a colourful crudité platter – simply pick your fave fresh veggies and let the scooping begin. We’ve used it as the ultimate way to finish a platter of braaied chicken skewers, bringing in a luscious creaminess that’s loaded with nourishing goodness and healthy fats.

Westfalia guacamole the #AVOEXPERTS

Liquid Gold

Westfalia Fruit’s Avocado Oil is so versatile, 100% pure and can be used for different cooking methods: roasting, pan-frying, braaiing and baking – you name it. There are four flavours in the range: Plain, Lemon, Garlic, and Butter.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Make the most of spring weather and indulge in these crowd-pleasing chicken skewers with a herby, zesty gremolata guacamole.

To ensure the chicken thighs are super juicy and flavourful, marinate them in a combination of Westfalia Plain and Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil, smoky paprika and thyme. When ready, thread onto skewers with red pepper between each chicken piece and braai to charry, juicy perfection.

Finish off the dish with flair by crowning it with generous dollops of gremolata guacamole. Whip up your guacamole by adding chopped fresh parsley, a zing of lemon zest and juice, along with a drizzle of Westfalia Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil. The oil adds just the right balance of flavour, without overpowering the dish with too much pungency.

Tuck in and savour all those delicious flavours with a crisp green salad. Enjoy!

Recipe: Juicy Chicken Skewers with Gremolata Guacamole

Elevate your outdoor cooking game with the #AVOEXPERTS and this super delish, shareable meal; just watch friends and family beg for seconds!

Chicken Skewers with Gremolata Guacamole recipe with the #AVOEXPERTS.Yields: 8 skewers | Prep time: 60 minutes (30 minutes prep + minimum of 30 minutes for marinating) | Cook time: 10-15 minutes | Difficulty: easy



2 Tbsp (30 ml) Westfalia Plain Avocado Oil
2 Tbsp (30 ml) Westfalia Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil
juice of 1 lemon
2 tsp (10 ml) fresh thyme
1 tsp (5 ml) paprika
1 tsp (5 ml) salt
1 tsp (5 ml) black pepper
700 g boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into large cubes
2 red peppers, cut into 3×3 cm pieces

Gremolata Guacamole

1 Tbsp (15 ml) Westfalia Garlic Flavoured Avocado Oil
2 Tbsp (30 ml) finely chopped flat leaf parsley (leaves & stalks)
zest of 2 lemons
juice of ½ a lemon
1 x 200 g tub Westfalia Plain Guacamole
salt and black pepper

To Serve

10 g (a handful) micro herbs (optional)
1 lemon, cut into wedges
180 g snacking cucumbers, sliced



Mix the avocado oils, lemon juice, thyme, paprika, salt and pepper together. Pour over the chicken and mix to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Thread the skewers, alternating between cubes of chicken and red pepper, until all of the ingredients have been used.

Prepare a braai with moderately heated coals. Braai the skewers, brushing with any remaining marinade and turning every 3-5 minutes, until the peppers are caramelised and the chicken is cooked. Tip: for best results and to ensure that the chicken remains juicy, braai for no more than 10-15 minutes. Remove from the heat and add to a serving platter.

braai time with the #AVOEXPERTS.

Gremolata Guacamole

While the skewers are braaiing, mix the avocado oil, parsley, lemon zest and juice together to make the gremolata. Stir this into the guacamole; taste and adjust the seasoning if need be, then cover and set aside until ready to serve.

To Serve

Add dollops of gremolata guacamole to the skewers. Garnish with a scattering of micro herbs and cucumbers, if using, and lemon wedges for squeezing over.

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