Named for her Bree Street deli, Olami by Nirit Saban, R330, Jacana, showcases the same fuss-free cooking that’s put her Cape Town kitchen on the map. Nirit’s recipes are a fusion of flavours inspired by her Libyan, Romanian and Israeli heritage


3 avocados

2T olive oil

squeeze of lemon juice and zest 1 lime

1t soya sauce

drop honey

6 Romanita tomatoes, chopped

1 small red onion, sliced

1 red chilli deseeded and sliced diagonally

1 green fresh jalapeño, deseeded and sliced diagonally

1T freshly chopped coriander leaves

1t chopped dill

crushed peanuts and toasted sesame seeds (optional)


  1. Dice the avocado into chunks and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Drizzle over the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, lime juice, soya sauce and honey.
  3. Add the chopped vegetables and herbs and mix lightly. If you decide to add the crushed peanuts or sesame seeds, add half when mixing and the other half as garnish.