This is when your favourite avos are in season

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This is when your favourite avos are in season

Trying to eat more seasonally? Luckily, if you are an avocado fan, you have almost all year-round to enjoy this rich and creamy fruit! Here’s a breakdown of when green-skinned avocados and dark-skinned Hass type avocados are in season


When it comes to avos, which do you prefer? Are you a fan of the creamy, green-skinned, or the rich, nutty, dark-skinned avocados? No matter which type of avocado you enjoy, they’re all equally good! If you’re keen on eating seasonally, here’s a breakdown of what you need to know when it comes to avos.

Green-skinned avo varieties are available from March until October, while the dark-skinned varieties are in season from March until late summer. Remember that green-skinned avos remain green when ripe, while the dark-skinned avos turn purple-black when ready to eat. Even though avocados may vary in colour, shape and size, they remain delicious and nutritious.

When it comes to getting creative in the kitchen, dark-skinned and green-skinned avos shine equally brightly, as there’s no end to their uses in snacks, light meals, starters, main meals, desserts, bakes and even sweet treats.

In the mood for some avo? Here are 4 inspired recipes to try:


1. Spinach-and-broccoli pasta

A green dream, this pasta is the perfect “meat-free Monday” dish. It comes together in just 20 minutes and is served with avo for added creamy goodness.


Find the recipe for spinach-and-broccoli pasta here

2. Easy vegan tacos

When it comes to Mexican dishes, you don’t only have to use avos for guacamole. These easy tacos are filled with crunchy baked avocados and they are delicious.


Find the recipe for easy vegan tacos here. 

3. Broccoli and bulgur wheat with spicy halloumi

This light salad is perfectly balanced and the addition of avo adds some creamy indulgence to the dish while keeping it wholesome.


Find the recipe for broccoli and bulgur wheat with spicy halloumi here. 

4. Corn-and-coriander salad

This will be your new favourite braai salad! It’s super-easy to make and the charred avos make it look fancy!

Find the recipe for corn-and-coriander salad here. 

For further information and avo recipes, visit or follow iloveavocadoSA on Facebook and Instagram.

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Photographs: South African Avocado Growers’ Association | TASTE

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