Avocado mousse and chorizo blini

Six friends, 10 bottles of wine and one yoghurt inspired canapé - it was the perfect start to my Just Add Yoghurt dinner party. 

This light, salty, slightly sweet and creamy canapé brings together a handful of ingredients to make the perfect bite. 



Blini
  • 1 cup(150g) plain flour
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon Greek Yoghurt
  • 1egg
Method:
  • Sift flour and mix with sugar, baking powder and salt
  • Mix the milk, Greek yoghurt and egg together
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients together with a hand whisk until it forms a smooth batter. Similar to a pancake butter
  • Heat a pan until hot
  • Spray pan with oil
  • Once pan is hot, place 1 tablespoon of batter and pour with spoon facing down to make a circle. Repeat until you use all the batter
  • Put blinis aside.
Topping:
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 tablespoon caramelised balsamic
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoons yoghurt
  • 1  teaspoon lime juice
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 chorizo, thinly sliced
  • 50g feta cheese cut into small 50mm cubes.
Method:
  • Finely chop tomato into small cubes and cover with the caramelised balsamic
  • To make the avocado mousse, beat avocado, yoghurt, lime juice, salt and pepper together using an electric beater until smooth
  • Heat a non-stick pan and once hot place thinly sliced chorizo on there. Cook until both sides are brown.
Putting it together:
  • Place 1 teaspoon of avocado mousse on each blini
  • Place one slice of chorizo on each
  • Place around 3-4 small pieces of caramelised balsamic tomato on each
  • Top with a small piece of feta
  • Serve on a platter.

I love this dish - it's fun, delicious and looks impressive (a lot harder then it actually is!). 

Farewell fun yoghurt fact: All yogurt begins its life in the same way: Milk is heated, cooled, and left to ferment.

*http://mentalfloss.com/article/63073/12-tangy-facts-about-yogurt 


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