Luke Hines’ Loaded Avocados with Lemony Dream Cheese

Simple, tasty and oh-so-Instagram worthy, Luke Hines’ loaded avos make the perfect weekend breakfast – or brunch!


  • 2 avocados, halved
  • 80ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbs flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the dukkah

  • 3 tbs sesame seeds
  • 70g (1/2 cup) pistachio kernels, finely chopped
  • 3 tsp ground coriander
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt

Lemony dream cheese

  • 240g (1 1/2 cups) macadamia nuts or cashew nuts
  • 3 tbs canned coconut milk or coconut cream
  • 2 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


Step 1.
For the dukkah, toast the sesame seeds in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until golden. Add the pistachios, ground spices and pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute until aromatic. Stir in the salt and set aside to cool.

Step 2.
For the dream cheese, add all the ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.

Step 3.
To serve, arrange the avocado halves cut-side up on individual serving plates and fill the holes of each with a tablespoon or so of dream cheese. Drizzle over the olive oil, sprinkle over the dukkah and parsley and season with salt and pepper. Tuck in.

Serves 2


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The Fast Low-Carb Kickstart Plan by Luke Hines.
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