Herby Lentils with Spinach and Smoked Mackerel

A dish which is light and incredibly healthy, full of omega 3 and protein and fibre.

Serves 2

100g puy lentils
1 lemon
a small bunch each of basil, mint and flat leaf parsley
2 spring onions
2 fennel bulbs
1 ripe avocado
125g baby spinach leaves
2 smoked mackerel fillets
1 teaspoon sumac
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
salt and pepper

Place the lentils in a small pan, cover with water and add a little salt. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes. Drain the lentils off and transfer to a bowl. Finely chop the herbs and spring onions.

Make the dressing: place the Dijon mustard in a bowl and add lemon juice to taste, salt and pepper. Whisk 4 tablespoons through. Mix the herbs, spring onions and lentils through the dressing and set aside.

Finely slice the fennel bulbs and break the mackerel fillets into chunks.

Peel the avocado and slice thinly. Mix the spinach and fennel through the lentils. Divide the salad between 2 plates.

Divide the mackerel pieces and avocado slices over the salad. Sprinkle over the sumac and black sesame seeds and serve.



voor 2 personen

100gr puy linzen
1 citroen
1 klein bosje elk basilicum, munt en bladpeterselie
2 lente uien
2 venkel
1 rijpe avocado
125 gr baby spinazieblaadjes
2 gerookte makreelfilets
1 theelepel sumac
1 theelepel zwarte sesamzaadjes
4 eetlepels olijfolie
1 theelepel Dijon mosterd
zout en peper

Doe de linzen in een pannetje met water en zout en breng aan de kook. Kook ze zachtjes 15-20 minuten. Giet af en doe in kom. Snijd de kruiden en lente uien fijn.

Maak de dressing in een kom: meng 1 theelepel Dijon mosterd met citroensap naar smaak, zout en peper, klop er 4 eetlepels olijfolie doorheen. Schep de kruiden, lente uien en linzen door de dressing en zet opzij.

Snijd de venkel in dunne reepjes en breek de makreelfilets in grove stukken.

Snijd de avocado in dunne plakjes en meng samen met de spinazieblaadjes en venkel door de dressing. Verdeel de salade over 2 borden.

Verdeel de stukjes makreel er overheen, bestrooi met de sumac en zwarte sesamzaadjes en serveer.

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Chorizo, Avocado and Roasted Pepper Bowl

A great use of summer Spanish flavours in a healthy and spicy bowl.


Serves 3

3 fresh chorizo sausages
3 red peppers
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
2 ripe avocado’s
1 lemon
1 ciabatta roll
1 tin chickpeas
125g baby spinach leaves
7 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

Preheat an oven to 200°C. Rinse the peppers and place on an oven tray. Drizzle with 2 tablespoon olive oil and roast in the oven until the skins are black, about 20 minutes. Alternatively, place the peppers over an open gas flame until blackened. Place the peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Leave to stand until slightly cooled so the skins peel off easier.

Break the ciabatta into chunky pieces and drain the liquid from the chickpeas. Place both on an oven tray and drizzle with 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil and fry the chorizo sausages until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Peel the peppers, remove the seeds and cut into thin strips.

Add the sherry vinegar to the pan with sausages and allow to reduce slightly. Remove the sausages from the pan and cut into diagonal slices. Halve and peel the avocado’s and cut into thin slices.

In a bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon lemon zest and the reduced vinegar from the pan. Place some baby spinach leaves into a serving bowl and spoon avocado and peppers next to the spinach. Add the chorizo and chickpea-ciabatta crumb to the bowl and spoon over the dressing.


 voor 3 personen

3 stuks verse chorizo worstjes
3 rode paprika
3 eetlepels sherryazijn
2 rijpe avocado’s
1 citroen
1 ciabatta broodje
1 blikje kikkererwten
125g baby spinazieblaadjes
7 eetlepel olijfolie
zout en peper

Verwarm een oven voor op 220°C. Spoel de paprika’s af en leg ze op een bakplaat. Besprenkel met 2 eetlepels olijfolie en rooster ze in de oven totdat de schil zwart is in ongeveer 20 minuten, of leg ze op een vlam van gasfornuis totdat ze zwart worden. Doe de paprika’s in een kom, dek af met plasticfolie en laat enkele minuten staan.

Breek de ciabbata in grove stukjes en giet het water van de kikkererwten af. Leg beide ingrediënten op een bakblik en besprenkel ze met 3 eetlepels olijfolie, zout en peper. Zet het blik in de oven voor ongeveer 10 minuten.

Verwarm een koekenpan met 2 eetlepels olijfolie en bak de chorizoworstjes hierin goudbruin, ongeveer 12 minuten. Schil de paprika’s, haal de zaadjes eruit en snijd ze in dunne reepjes.

Voeg de sherryazijn toe aan de pan met de worstjes en kook licht in. Haal de worstjes uit de pan en snijd ze in schuine plakjes. Haal de schil van de avocado en snijd in dunne plakjes.

Meng in een kom 2 eetlepels olijfolie, 1 eetlepel citroensap, 1 theelepel citroenrasp en de ingekookte azijn uit de pan. Leg wat bladspinazie in de kom, lepel wat avocado en paprika naast de spinazie, leg daarnaast wat chorizoworstjes en daarnaast wat kikkererwten en ciabatta. Lepel de dressing er overheen.

Guacamole Hamburger

This is one of our all time favourite recipes for BBQ season and the best guacamole you'll ever make!


Serves 2

2 beef hamburgers
2 pita breads
2 ripe avocados
20g pickled jalapeno chilli
1 tomato
3 spring onions
1 lime
1 small bunch coriander
50g rocket
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

Slice the avocados in half, remove the seeds and spoon out the flesh into a bowl. Mash with a fork. Finely chop the jalapeno chillies, tomato, spring onions and coriander and stir through the avocado. Season with lime juice, salt and pepper.

Heat a grill pan over medium heat. Warm the pitas through on the grill pan for 1-2 minutes on each side. Slice them open.

Flatten the hamburgers with the palm of your hand and brush them with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Gill them in the pan for about 4-5 minutes on each side.

Dress the rocket with 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper. Fill the pitas with rocket, the hamburgers and a generous spoonful of guacamole.

Serving tip: Serve with tortilla chips.


voor 2 personen

2 runderhamburgers
2 pita broodjes
2 rijpe avocado’s
20g gepekelde jalapeno pepers
1 tomaat
3 lente uien
1 limoen
1 bosje koriander
50g rucola
2 eetlepels olijfolie
zout en peper

Snijd de avocado’s in tweeën, verwijder de pitten en lepel het vruchtvlees in een kom. Plet grof met een vork. Snijd de jalapeno pepers, tomaat, lente uien en koriander fijn en meng door de avocado. Breng op smaak met limoensap, zout en peper.

Verwarm een grillpan op medium vuur. Verwarm de pita broodjes in de grillpan voor 1-2 minuten aan elke kant. Snijd ze open.

Plat de hamburgers met je hand en bestrijk ze met 1 eetlepel olijfolie. Doe ze in de pan en grill ze ongeveer 4-5 minuten aan elke kant.

Maak de rucola aan met 1 eetlepel olijfolie, zout en peper. Vul de pitabroodjes met wat rucola, de hamburgers en een flinke lepel guacamole.

Serveer tip: Lekker geserveerd met tortilla chips.

Lentil Salad with Avocado and Goats Cheese

A delicious salad which combines both the end of winter and beginning of spring.

Serves 2

200g puy lentils
1 shallot
2 cloves garlic
1 bunch carrots
2 sticks celery
1,5 teaspoons caraway seeds
3 sprigs thyme
2 avocado's
1oo g soft goats cheese
75 g purslane
7 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine- or sherry vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preheat an oven to 230° C. Finely chop 1 carrot, the shallot, garlic cloves and celery sticks. Peel the remaining carrots and cut lengthways in half. Place on a roasting tray with 3 tablespoons olive oil, salt, pepper and the caraway seeds and roast for 15 minutes.
Heat a pan over medium heat with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sweat the shallot, carrot and celery for 5 minutes. Add the garlic and fry for a further 1 minute. Add the thyme and lentils and enough water until the lentils are covered. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for about 15 minutes until the lentils are al dente.
Drain off any excess liquid and return the lentils to the pan. Season with 2 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine – or sherry vinegar, salt and pepper. Set aside to cool off slightly.
Peel the avocado's and slice thinly. Crumble the goat’s cheese and remove any hard stalks from the purslane.
Mix the purslane through the lentils and spoon on to a plate. Place the sliced avocado on the side and top with the roasted carrots. Sprinkle over the crumbled goats cheese and serve.

Club Sandwich - Amsterdam Flavours Style

All too often, we are served sandwiches consisting of limp bread and flavourless, uninspiring fillings. So, we've taken it upon ourselves to change all that and show you with just a little care and attention, that a sandwich and be exciting and leave you wanting more.

Serves 3

9 slices white spelt bread
2 free range or organic chicken breasts
100 g smokey bacon rashers
2 avocados
1 small red onion
50 g rocket
mayonnaise, for spreading
salt and pepper
olive oil

Heat a grill pan over high heat and grill the bread on both sides. Halve the avocados, remove the stone and scoop out the flesh into a bowl. Mash roughly using a fork and season with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Finely slice the onion and halve the chicken breasts horizontally, seasoning with salt and pepper.

Heat a frying pan over medium heat with a drizzle of olive oil and fry the bacon until crispy. Remove on to a plate. Fry the chicken in the same pan with the bacon fat for about 3 minutes on each side.

Lay out the slices of grilled bread. Spread the mashed avocado on the first layer and top with the crispy bacon. On the second slice of bread, spread generously with mayonnaise. Top with a handful of rocket leaves and some red onion. Slice the chicken breasts and lay them on top.

Place the chicken layer on top of the avocado layer, topping the sandwich off with the remaining grilled bread and securing it with a skewer.

Serve on wooden board or plates and dig in!

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours

Smashed avocado and baked egg

4 slices bread of your choice
2 haas avocados
2 eggs
olive oil
salt and pepper
sprinkling of ground cumin

Halve the avocados, remove the stones and scoop out the flesh. Coarsely mash in a bowl with fork and season with salt and pepper. If you wish, you can add a few drops of lemon juice.

Toast the bread until golden and crispy. Heat a non-stick frying pan with a splash of olive oil. Fry the eggs until cooked to your liking (we prefer sunny side up with a soft yolk). Season with a little salt and pepper.

Spread the mashed avocado on the toast and top with the fried egg. Sprinkle with a touch of ground cumin, before serving.


We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours


mexican hamburger

2 beef hamburgers
2 ripe Haas avocado's
1 lime
1 tomato, finely diced
3 spring onions, finely sliced
pickled jalapeño chillies, to taste
small bunch coriander, finely chopped
75 g rocket
pita breads or hamburger buns, to serve

Begin by making the guacamole. Halve the avocado's, remove the stones and scoop the flesh into a bowl. Mash coarsely with a fork and add the juice from the lime.

Add the finely diced tomato and sliced spring onions. Chop the jalapeño and add to the guacamole - you can make it as mild or as spicy as you like. Season with salt and pepper. Lastly add the chopped coriander. Place the avocado stones into the guacamole and cover with plastic wrap. This helps prevent the avocado from discolouring.

Heat a griddle pan over medium heat. Drizzle the hamburgers with a little olive oil and grill until cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. The cooking time depends on the size your hamburgers. If they happen to be quite thick, a good tip is to flatten them with the palm of your hand before you cook them.

Remove the burgers from the pan, wipe out some of the excess fat with paper towel. Slice open the pita or hamburger buns and toast lightly.

Dress the rocket with a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper and discard the avocado stones from the guacamole. Fill each pita or bun with a handful of rocket, top with the burgers and spoon a generous amount of guacamole on top.

This is one of our favourite recipes! 

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours