Avocado Mousse Recipe

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 Updated 11/10/2015

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A smooth, sensuous mousse that makes a great way to get you romantic meal off to the perfect start.


  • 2 avocados
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon gelatin or vegetarian alternative
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped or minced spring onion
  • 1/2 pint hot vegetable stock
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons double cream
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 3 teaspoons lemon juice
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


  1. Scoop the flesh out of the avocados and either mash and sieve it or blend in a food processor.
  2. Add the lemon juice.
  3. Season and add the onion.
  4. Dissolve the gelatin in the water over a very gentle heat and when dissolved add the hot stock to it.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Add this mixture to the avocado and blend until smooth.
  7. Leave in fridge until completely cold and then fold in the mayonnaise and cream.
  8. Put into a buttered mould (a teacup will do) and leave to set for at least 3 hours.
  9. When required dip mould into hot water and turn out onto serving plate.
  10. Decorate with stoned black olives, fresh parsley, tomato wedges and lemon twists.

Prep Time: 225 minutes

Yield: 2 portions


Nice recipe, but you don't say how many avocados!
#0 - Carroll Reuben - 11/19/2007 - 19:07
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