• Recipe by Chef Izelle Hoffmann


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    Creamy Viavi Avocaodos & shallot cups

    Serves: 12
    Prep Time: 10 -15 min Cooking Time: 30min Total Time: 45 mins



    • 2 cans of chickpeas, drained, washed and pulped (I used a stick blender for this)
    • 2 Viavi Avocados mashed till smooth
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
    • 5 eggs, whisked separately
    • 100g almond flour, plus extra for garnish
    • 1 tsp Oryx Salt

    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 2-3 Dutoit shallots, diced
    • 1 tsp Oryx salt
    • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
    • 2 tsp Italian herbs
    • 2 tbsp raw honey
    • 100g sundried tomatoes, plus extra for garnish (cut into chunks or small pieces)



    Preheat oven to 180’C


    Prepare 2 muffin pans with non-stick spray and dust with almond flour, you can also bake them in cupcake liners


    Prepare the filling by mixing the pulped chickpeas, smashed avocado, unsweetened almond milk, whisked eggs and 1 tsp of Oryx salt


    Preheat a medium size pan with olive oil and fry the shallots till golden brown, season with the salt, pepper, herbs and honey, allow the honey to caramelize before removing from the heat. Set aside


    Mix 3/4 of the shallots (keep the rest for garnish) and 100g of chopped sun-dried tomato into the filling.


    Scoop the filling into muffin cups, garnish with the rest of the fried shallots, some sun-dried tomato and a sprinkle of almond flour.


    Finish off with ground black pepper


    Bake for 25-30min


    Allow to cool off completely before removing from the muffin pans if you are not using cupcake liners

    Why are we making use of the following ingredients?

    Creamy Viavi Avocaodos

    Viavi Avocados

    Avocados are an Anti-inflammatory that boost Immunity and are high in fiber

    What makes VIAVI avocado’s different?

    • Longevity after slicing
    • Smaller seed
    • Bigger fruit
    • More food

    Born and bred in the fruitful valleys of Venda, Limpopo, Viavi is the first and only truly South African avocado to date. Viavi is selected by hand for perfect maturity and optimum quality only once the fruit has been ripened. The word Viavi is deducted from the Tshivenda word for a Chameleon, Lua’Viavi, as the skin of the fruit transitions from green to purple-black as it matures in the ripening process.



    Chickpeas are anti-inflammatory that boosts immunity and is high in fiber that’s essential for gut health. A healthy gut means a healthy body



    Shallots are anti-inflammatory, helps boost immunity and fights allergies. It is a natural anti-biotic, antiviral and anti-fungal.


    Almond flour and almond milk

    Milk, flour butter or flakes, almonds help boost the immune system, are anti-inflammatory, prevent cancer, reduce risk of osteoporosis and is a potent alkalizer.


    Ground black pepper

    Essential for nutrient absorption


    Raw honey

    Raw honey is an antiviral, anti-fungal, powerful antioxidant. It wards off allergies, boost the immune system and promotes digestive health.


    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com