Recipes - Salads

Arequipa Avocado Salad

Arequipa is one of the most beautiful cities in Peru. Its colonial architecture and great weather make it a perfect place to sit outdoors and enjoy its own unique cuisine. This refreshing salad is better known by its cheeky name 'Solterito Arequipeño'. A 'soltero' is someone who is unmarried; and an 'Arequipeño' is a someone from Arequipa. The dish may have got this name because, like each ingredient in this dish, handsome single men from Arequipa are never short of company.

Serves 4 - 6
Preparation Time: 35 minutes



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1 ripe Hass avocado

1 large carrot, peeled and cubed

300g feta cheese

500g broad beans

2 red onions

2 Choclo Peruvian giant kernel corn (or sweet corn cob)

1 aji amarillo chilli (or mild red chilli), finely chopped

150g black olives, stone removed

Juice of 2 limes

Pinch of salt and pepper

1 tsp olive oil

3 sprigs of parsley, finely chopped


  1. Boil the corn for 10 minutes then add the broad beans and carrot and boil for a further 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and when the cobs have cooled slightly take the kernels off the corn by slicing downwards with a sharp knife.
  2. Chop the onions, avocado and feta cheese into cubes and slice the olives into round strips.
  3. In a separate small bowl mix the olive oil, lime juice and salt and pepper and add the finely chopped chilli and parsley.
  4. Stir this marinade into the rest of the ingredients in a large salad bowl or plate.
  5. Chill for 10 minutes and serve. Delicioso!

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