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AVOCADO TOAST

Okay avocado masters! Now that we’ve introduced our avocado tutorial, it’s safe to assume we have some distinguished avocado picker-prepper-uppers. (For those of you who have missed it, GO HERE ya n00b.)

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I’m not much of a morning person so when it comes to breakfast, it has to be simple and fast. And not having to cook anything is also a plus because fire + sleepiness = epic disasters.

My dream breakfast would be something nutritious and filling and simple. In comes avocado toast. Takes 5 minutes from start to finish and it’s awesome tasting.  While the bread is toasting, prep your toppings, and then assemble and go! Plus you can be creative with it and switch up the flavors so you’re not stuck eating the same thing every morning.

Let’s start with a super basic recipe -- I like to use this recipe as a base and add from there.

For the bread, I enjoy using the Ezekiel brand for two reasons: it’s sprouted grain bread so it’s nutrient dense and it usually comes frozen so it can last in your freezer for up to 3 months.

Freshly cracked black pepper adds a great amount of flavor so take the extra step in either buying a grinder or I absolutely adore these. Maldon sea salt is a great finisher and gives any dish a surprising texture and flavor. You can find it at specialty grocery stores and you might be lucky enough to find it in some bulk sections. That way you can buy in lesser portions.  

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Basic Recipe

Avocado Toast with Cracked Black Pepper and Maldon Sea Salt

(Serving Size: 1 ; Prep Time: 5 minutes)

  • 1 slice Ezekiel Sprouted Bread
  • ½ avocado
  • freshly cracked black pepper and Maldon sea salt

1. Place bread in toaster

2. Slice avocado into cubes  

3. Spread cubes evenly on bread

4. Finish with freshly cracked black pepper and Maldon sea salt

*** Add chili flakes or a squeeze of lemon for an extra kick

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Goat cheese is great for those who are lactose intolerant. It’s high in protein and lower in fat and cholesterol than most other cheese. Black sesame seeds add great flavor and contains vital minerals and lemon zest really adds a nice brightness and serves as a digestif. 

Avocado Toast with Goat Cheese, Black Sesame Seeds and Lemon Zest

(Serving Size: 1 ; Prep Time: 5 minutes)

  • 1 slice of Ezekiel Sprouted Bread
  • 1 oz goat cheese
  • ½ avocado
  • pinch black sesame seeds
  • few thin slices of lemon zest
  • freshly cracked black pepper and maldon sea salt to taste

1. Place bread in toaster

2. Prep avocado slices

3. Take one thin slice of lemon and remove flesh and white pith

3. Spread 1 oz goat cheese on bread

4. Place avocado slices and top with black sesame seeds

5. Finish with lemon zest and taste with salt and pepper


*** Feel free to use a zester for the lemon in this recipe if you have one.

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Avocado Toast with Habanero Pepper Jam, Arugula and Olive Oil

(Serving Size: 1 ; Prep Time: 5 minutes)

  • 1 slice of Ezekiel Sprouted Bread
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 small spoonful habanero pepper jam
  • small handful arugula
  • drizzle of high quality olive oil
  • freshly cracked black pepper and maldon sea salt to taste

1. Place bread in toaster

2. Prep avocado slices

3. Spread jam onto toasted bread

4. Top with arugula and drizzle with EVOO

5. Finish with salt and pepper

 

Feel free to substitute habanero pepper jam for any other type of savory jam. You can also use any type of greens if arugula is not available.


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