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Avocado Francis

Serves 6

The flavour of this dish, writes  Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, is “exceptional.” The green-skinned Fuerte avocado grown in Florida is lower in fat and has a lighter flavour than the black-skinned Haas variety but either type can be used. The chives, Rawlings notes, are “very important.”


  • Florida Avocado diced, 2 cups
  • Celery very finely diced, 1 cup
  • Chives minced, 1 Tbs
  • Mayonnaise ¼ cup
  • Sweet Chili Sauce ½ cup
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Bacon 2 rashers, cooked and chopped
  • Soft Lettuce Leaves for serving

Make It

  1. Mix all ingredients except the bacon, handling with a light touch.
  2. Chill briefly in the fridge.
  3. Serve over lettuce and scatter each serving with bacon.

Recipe adapted from Cross Creek Cookery by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.  C. Scribner’s Sons 1942.