Sunday, March 25, 2018

Avocado Toast: 3 Ways!

Avocado toast is one of life’s simple pleasures, and it also happens to be super easy to make and very healthy, too. Avocados are packed with potassium (more than in a banana) and vitamins and have been shown to help reduce inflammation. Here, I use the fruit to make toast three different ways, transforming a simple snack into a feast for senses. So the next time you have some ripe avocados on hand, try one (or all) of these variations.


For Tomato and Hemp Seed Toast:
Ingredients
1/2 medium avocado
1 slice of whole wheat bread (or bread of your choice)
3 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 tablespoon hemp seeds
1 tablespoon chopped fresh herbs (cilantro, basil, parsley)

Preparation 
  1. Toast the bread. While the bread is toasting, mash the avocado in a small bowl with a pinch of salt. 
  2. When the bread is done toasting, top with the mashed avocado. Sprinkle with hemp seeds, chopped herbs, and tomato halves. Serve at once.

For Radish and Sprout Toast
Ingredients
1/2 medium avocado
1 slice of whole wheat bread (or bread of your choice)
1 small radish, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons microgreens or fresh sprouts

Preparation 
  1. Toast the bread. While the bread is toasting, mash the avocado in a small bowl with a pinch of salt. 
  2. When the bread is done toasting, top with the mashed avocado. Top with radish slices and micro greens or sprouts. Serve at once.

For Smoked Salmon Toast
Ingredients
1/2 medium avocado
1 slice of whole wheat bread (or bread of your choice)
2 thin slices of smoked salmon
1 teaspoon of sour cream
1 teaspoon capers
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

Preparation 

  1. Toast the bread. While the bread is toasting, mash the avocado in a small bowl with a pinch of salt. 
  2. When the bread is done toasting, top with the mashed avocado. Top with smoked salmon and small dollops of sour cream. Sprinkle with capers and fresh dill. Serve at once.

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