Fancy Up Your Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast- Savory Edition
Sometimes you just need a quick bite for lunch or dinner. In times like this I love making avocado toast. According to Women’s Health Magazine who spoke with Torey Armul, a registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, says, “Avocados are a good source of fiber and various vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium.” And since they are monounsaturated fats they “have cardio-protective properties and support healthy cholesterol levels.” Avocado toast is very simple to make and you can experiment with various topping depending on what you have in your fridge or pantry.
- 1 Slice of whole grain bread
- 1 avocado
- 1 small lemon
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tomato
In small bowl grab your avocado and slice it in half. With a small spoon scoop out the avocado and discard the seed and outer layer. Now take a fork and mash the avocado until you have a nice textured consistency. Next add a spritz of lemon juice to keep the avocado from browning.
Once that finished, grab a slice of your favorite bread and spread the avocado mixture on top. If you want your bread with more of a crunch you can toast your bread first and then place the mixture.
Now that you have the basic layer of avocado, it’s time for toppings. For this recipe, I choose to go for a savory route. Grab a handful of baby arugula and place it on top of your prepared avocado toast. Next, cut a tomato into slices, placing two slice on top of the arugula on the toast. If you have cherry tomatoes that will work too. Finally sprinkle some salt and pepper to taste. Another option is instead of tomatoes adding slices of organic rainbow radishes. Simply give the radishes a quick rinse and cut thin slices, layering them on top of the arugula and once again sprinkling them with some salt and pepper. Finish your avocado toast with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and enjoy.