If all vegan food would taste like avocado toast I would be on the bandwagon and converted today. This is an easy and delicious recipe. A light, yet satisfying Sunday brunch item. Pour yourself a mimosa, put your feed up and enjoy this great toast and forget about everything. Monday will be here soon enough again.
Personally, I prefer a nice thick slice of crusty sourdough bread, but any bread will do in your pantry as long as you toast it so you get a crunch with the softness of the mashed avocados.
Make it a little bit more elegant and instead of egg add lox and a sprig of chervil of finely sliced chives. As the saying goes, eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a nobleman, and dinner like a beggar. Pickled onions are optional and I am guessing not too many people are lusting after onions in the morning, but if you want the recipe I will post it as a separate post this week.
Avocados come with 160 calories, 2 grams of protein, and 15 grams of healthy fats. Although it contains 9 grams of carbs, 7 of those are fiber, so there are only 2 net carbs, making this a low-carb friendly plant food. Avocados do not contain any cholesterol or sodium and are low in saturated fat. They also contain the following Daily Values.
Vitamin K: 26% of the DV Folate: 20% of the DV Vitamin C: 17% of the DV
Potassium: 14% of the DV Vitamin B5: 14% of the DV Vitamin B6: 13% of the DV
Vitamin E: 10% of the DV
12 proven health benefits of avocados
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5 Hass avocados, pitted and peeled
juice of 1/2 lime
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper mix
4 - (3/4-inch) thick slices rye or sourdough bread
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper mix
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes or sliced Roma tomatoes
1/2 cup pickled onions, optional
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
balsamic glaze, store-bought, optional
4 fried eggs, sunny side up, optional
Turn on the broiler in the oven.
Place avocados in a bowl, squeeze the juice of 1/2 lime over it, and sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper mix. Mash with a potato masher. Chunky is OK, it doesn't have to be completely smooth. Set aside.
Brush or drizzle bread slices with extra virgin olive oil on both sides and season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper mix on both sides. Toast under the broiler until lightly brown, flip over and toast the other side.
Spread mashed avocado onto toast, as thick or thin as you like. Top with cherry tomatoes, pickled onions and sprinkle with cilantro.
Cut each toast in half or three slices and place it on a plate. Drizzle a zig-zag of balsamic glaze, top with egg or lox, and serve.
Makes 4 damn good toasts
Egg "Sunny Side Up"
1/4 teaspoon canola, vegetable oil, or cooking spray
1 large egg
salt and pepper
Heat oil in a small nonstick sauteé pan over low heat. Make sure the bottom of the pan is covered with a slight film of oil.
Crack the egg into a small bowl without breaking the yolk. Carefully slide the egg from the bowl into preheated sauté pan. Repeat this process if you are doing more than one egg.
Cover the pan with a lid and let the egg cook without disturbing it until whites turn from translucent to a solid white, about 3 to 4 minutes.
If you prefer your egg “over-easy/hard,” now would be the time to flip it with a spatula and finish the cooking process.
Season with salt and pepper just before serving.
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