Burmese Avocado Salad

Forget what you think of as a salad if you’re thinking south-east Asia, you won’t see a lettuce leaf in miles. Here it means any kind of vegetable dish that doesn’t require cooking and one of the nice things about Burma (Myanmar) is the proliferation of avocados. The only avocado I ever saw in Thailand was £10 in the posh international food market of Siam Paragon mall in Bangkok. I’m a big fan of avocados.

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  • 2 Avocados
  • 1/2 Red Onion
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Tbsp Crushed Peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Oil/Olive Oil
  • Pinch Garlic Salt
  • Pinch Chinese Five Spice
  • Juice of Half a Lime
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds


All you have to do is chop your veg up small and then mix all the ingredients together. Et voila! Sprinkle with roasted sesame seeds as a garnish.

The original recipe requires chicken powder which I have substituted with garlic salt and Chinese Five Spice. It also requires peanut oil which isn’t always readily available here. In its absence any other nut oil will suffice, alternately olive oil or even chilli oil work well.


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