Monday, August 26, 2013

Tomato Basil Avocado Toast

I'm a big fan of avocado toast. You know, when you smear ripe avocado on a warm piece of rustic bread and sprinkle it with a little salt? Yeah, a simple avocado toast snack is something that makes me crazy happy. Now, I normally like my avocado toast just as I described above: super simple, nothing fancy, not even a dusting of black pepper. Well, yesterday that changed in a really big way.
If you haven't gotten on the avocado toast train, then I suggest you do. Avocados are amazing for you. They're an incredible source of healthy fats that aid in fighting inflammation in the body. Tomatoes, too, have pretty great health benefits. They're filled with the powerful antioxidant, lycopene. In order for lycopene to be absorbed by the body, it needs to be consumed with fat. So what I have here on these pretty little toasts is a perfect synergy between these two foods. I love that.
Ok, I understand that what I'm about to share with you isn't mind blowing. It's not some complicated recipe or flavor combination. It's not even a recipe, really. I had no intention of blogging about this. At all. But really, you need to try this. All you need is some really good bread, an equally good avocado, a tomato plucked from the garden, some basil leaves, and sea salt. Oh, and black pepper. Don't forget that.

Tomato Basil Avocado Toast

2 slices of rustic whole grain bread or sourdough bread
1 small avocado
1 small garden tomato
a few leaves of fresh basil
sea salt and black pepper

1. Lightly toast the bread. While it is toasting, slice the tomato and chiffonade the basil. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.

2. Remove the bread from the toaster and let cool slightly. Then, scoop out avocado on each slice and mash it on the bread with a fork. Sprinkle with sea salt and top with basil and sliced tomato. Sprinkle again with sea salt and black pepper. That's it.



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3 comments:

  1. Mmmmm mmmmm one of my favourate combinations!!! Simply beautiful, delicious and infallible!!! and that avocado looks like perfection. Im all about the basics and revelling in dishes that are all comfort, ease and familiarity...so I love this. Big love xxxamy from www.thewoodenspoon.net.au

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting. It's the simple things that are the most comforting, for sure. Much love to you.

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  2. Ah such beautiful pictures! This sounds so delicious :)

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