Since I stumbled on their Instagram page, I've been waiting for Pineapple Express to launch in Dubai and this October, they finally have! I immediately reached out to them for a recipe of their famous Smashed Avo, apparently a hit in their flagship restaurant in Australia. 

I'm headed over there this weekend to taste the entire menu and I'll be back with a full report, but if it's half as good as this Smashed avo? Then I'm sold.

It's quick, delicious and easy. I present to you, Smashed Avo Drizzled with Persian Fetta and Cherry Bliss Tomatoes on lightly toasted sourdough.  


You’ll need:
2 slices Sourdough bread
1 Hass Avocado (ripe)
50g Persian Fetta Cheese
50g Cherry Bliss Tomatoes
50g Dukka
Lemon Wedge
4 mint leaves
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Salt & Pepper to taste  

Place the avocado in a medium size bowl and mash roughly with a fork. Add mint and a large squeeze of lemon juice, mash until just combined.

Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 

Slice in the cherry tomatoes in half and leave aside in a small bowl

Toast or grill rye sourdough until golden brown. To serve, spoon half of the avocado mixture onto each slice of sourdough. Top with cherry tomatoes, sprinkle feta, drizzle a little coconut oil and a sprinkle of Dukka and serve immediately.

Add In: A poached egg or turkey bacon for added protein.

I couldn't find "Persian fetta" so I used regular old feta cheese from the grocery store, and it still tastes awesome.

Dukkah might be new to some of you. Its originally an Egyptian spice mix that's  made with a mixture of herbs, hazelnuts and spices. 


About Pineapple Express
Aussie favourite Pineapple Express is set to bring aburst of vitality to JLT. With a special emphasis on superfoods and snacks that aren’t just healthy but taste great too, they’ll be serving up a delicious menu of healthy treats throughout the day, from grab-and- go snacks to balanced meals for all the family to enjoy.

Location & Timing
Pineapple Express is open Saturday to Thursday 6:30am-10pm and Fridays 6:30am-8pm. You’ll find it on the First Floor of Almas Tower in Jumeirah Lake Towers.





Gbemi Giwa