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Recipe

No-bake avocado, mint and lime cheesecake

Avocado for dessert?! This avocado cheesecake recipe is here to make every avo lover's dream a reality. Gently flavoured with mint, lime and scattered with dark chocolate, this no-bake cake is a must-try for any avocado addict

By Jo Wilcox
  • 30 mins preparation
  • 3 hrs marinating
  • Serves 10
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Ingredients

Cheesecake base
  • 20 plain biscuits (about ¾ packet)
  • 2 tablespoon cacao powder
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 110 gram butter, melted
Filling
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 2 teaspoon matcha powder or spirulina powder – optional (see recipe tip)
  • 12 mint leaves, finely shredded, plus a few whole leaves to garnish
  • 2 tablespoon finely grated lime zest, plus extra to serve
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 250 gram cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 200 gram crème fraîche
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon gelatine
  • cacao nibs and dark chocolate, to decorate

Method

  • 1
    Whizz biscuits to fine crumbs then add cacao and coconut and pulse to mix well. Add butter and whizz until mixture clumps together.
  • 2
    Press the crumbs into a lined 20cm springform tin and smooth down firmly with the back of a spoon. Chill while you make the filling.
  • 3
    Whizz the avocados, matcha powder (if using), shredded mint, zest and honey until smooth. Add the cream cheese and crème fraîche and blend until well mixed.
  • 4
    Place the water in a small, microwave-safe bowl and sprinkle the gelatine on top. Allow to swell and become spongy for a few minutes. Then heat gently in the microwave for 10-15 seconds and stir until dissolved and clear. Cool, then whizz with the avocado mixture until just blended.
  • 5
    Spoon avocado mixture onto biscuit base and smooth the top. Sprinkle with cacao nibs and chopped dark chocolate. Chill for at least 3 hours or until set.
  • 6
    To serve, gently run a thin knife around the edge of the cheesecake and carefully unclip the tin. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with extra chopped chocolate, lime zest and mint.

Notes

  • Serves 10-12. - Matcha is a fine powder made of specially grown and processed green tea leaves. It’s available from organic shops, specialty food stores and some supermarkets.

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