• Serves 10
  • Makes 10
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 11 Ingredients


Layers of Moreton Bay bugs and avocado with lemon mayonnaise and Roma tomato make the perfect entrée for any Christmas lunch.

Ingredients (serves 10 | makes 10 servings)

  • 15 ALDI Specially Selected Moreton Bay bugs (cooked), removed from shell and cut in half length ways
  • 4 avocados
  • 1 eschalot cut into a fine dice
  • 300ml ALDI Colway Light or Creamy Mayonnaise
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 handfuls picked rocket and mixed salad leaves (preferably mesclun), coarsely chopped
  • 20 Roma tomatoes peeled, seeded and very finely chopped
  • ALDI The Olive Tree Extra Virgin Olive Oil to brush the top
  • ALDI Stonemill Salt
  • ALDI Stonemill Pepper
  • 1 bunch basil


  1. Cut avocados into 1cm chunks and season with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
  2. Add the juice of 1 whole lemon to 300ml mayonnaise.
  3. Place a third of the chopped avocado inside each ring.
  4. Mix the bugs with the salad and lemon mayonnaise. Place 3 half bugs on top of the avocado and top up with the diced tomato.
  5. Brush the top with a little olive oil and squeeze of lemon.
  6. Serving Suggestion Place ring in middle of the plate and remove the ring gently (if using). Garnish with basil. Equipment 10 x 10cm pastry rings (optional)

  • What a masterpiece!! Very well done!!


  • This looks amazing and I bet it tastes like it too, so impressive!


  • Oh jeepers – I love this recipe… Yum Aldi


  • A gorgeous recipe that every-one would love and perfect for entertaining!


  • oh wow. i never thought that i would ever see, how to make something as good looking as this! this is so fancy and looks like it should be served up at a resturant.


  • The plating up of this recipe is absolutely amazing!


  • This dish looks beautiful; perfect for entertaining!.


  • These are bugs that I do like! ;)


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