Meghan has revealed her favourite recipe from her new charity cookbook is a green chilli and avocado dip.
The Duchess of Sussex, 37, describes in the foreword of the book how she was treated to her ‘very favourite avocado dip that I now make at home’ by the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen in west London.
The recipe for the dip is by Munira Mahmud, who is described by Meghan as the ‘resident chef de cuisine’ of the group, all of whom gathered together following the devastating Grenfell Tower fire.
Meghan worked with the women from Hubb to create Together: Our Community Cookbook, released on Thursday – with all proceeds going back to the community kitchen.
Describing the Hubb Community Kitchen in her foreword to the book, Meghan writes: ‘[U]pon departure you will have been stuffed to the gills with samosas flecked with cinnamon, chapatis flavoured with carrots and onion, Russian Semolina cake, Persian teas and my very favourite avocado dip that I now make at home.’
Speaking about meeting Munira for the first time, Meghan described how she was immediately encouraged by the mother-of-two to muck in.
‘On my first visit, I asked Munira, the resident chef de cuisine (so to speak), how I could help,’ she writes.
‘An apron was quickly wrapped around me, I pushed up my sleeves, and I found myself washing the rice for lunch.
The recipe features in the Together: Our Community Cookbook
2 green chillies, halved and de-seeded
25g fresh coriander
3 tbsp natural yoghurt
Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
4 garlic cloves, peeled
Flesh of 1 ripe avocado
4 tbsp mayonnaise (optional)
Salt and pepper
Put all the ingredients except the mayonnaise into a food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Add mayonnaise (if you wish) and stir to combine, then transfer to a serving bowl.