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Five Avocado Toast Recipes


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Five Amazing Health Benefits of Avocado Toast!
  1. Healthy source of fat. Avocados contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are linked to lower levels of bad (LDL) cholesterol.

  2. More potassium than a banana. This mineral helps keep your heartbeat steady!

  3. Avocados have lutein and zeaxanthin, which absorb light waves that can harm your vision.

  4. Boost your mood. In a cup of avocado slices, you'll get about 118 micrograms of folate, also known as vitamin B₉. People who don't get enough of this B vitamin could be more prone to depression. Avocado is also an rich source of additional B-vitamins, including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), and niacin (B3), all of which help convert the food you eat into energy.

  5. Source of vitamin E. This vitamin is believed to slow decline in memory and thinking skills as a result of its antioxidant properties!


1. Avocado toast with a scrambled egg and bacon

Chop bacon, regular or a vegan alternative, into small pieces, approximately 1 cm by 1 cm. On the stovetop, cook the bacon until ready, then add in your egg! Cook until the egg is to your liking.


2. Avocado toast with feta cheese and tomato!

Top your toast with tomato, as well as regular feta cheese, goat cheese, or a vegan alternative!


3. Avocado toast with pico de gallo

Pico de Gallo recipe:

Ingredients:

  1. White onion, about 1 cup.

  2. Jalapeño or serrano pepper, 1 finely chopped.

  3. Lime juice, ¼ cup lime.

  4. Sea salt, ¾ teaspoon.

  5. Tomatoes, 4.

  6. Cilantro, ½ cup finely chopped.

Instructions

  1. In a medium serving bowl, combine the chopped onion, jalapeño, lime juice and salt. Let it marinate for about 5 minutes while you chop the tomatoes and cilantro.

  2. Add the chopped tomatoes and cilantro to the bowl and stir to combine. Taste, and add more salt if the flavors don’t quite sing.

  3. For the best flavor, let the mixture marinate for 15 minutes or several hours in the refrigerator. Serve as a dip, or with a slotted spoon or large serving fork to avoid transferring too much watery tomato juice with your pico. Pico de gallo keeps well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 4 days.

Source: https://cookieandkate.com/classic-pico-de-gallo-recipe/



4. Avocado toast with garlic mushrooms

Garlic mushroom recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Sliced mushrooms, 200 g.

  • Oil, 1 tbsp.

  • Garlic, 2 cloves.

  • Salt to taste.

  • Black pepper, to taste.

  • Lemon juice, to taste.

Instructions

  1. Heat pan on medium high heat. Add oil, mushrooms, salt and pepper. Cook mushrooms until they caramelize and release and cook off their moisture. Add garlic and cook until garlic becomes fragrant and translucent, but not burnt. Remove mushrooms from heat and add fresh lemon juice to taste.

  2. Cut avocado in quarters and remove from skin. Cut each avocado quarter into thin slices.

  3. Layer each bread slice with avocado slices from 1/4 of the avocado. If you want more avocado, then add more!

  4. Spoon mushrooms over the avocado toast. Add your favorite toppings and a drizzle of olive oil. Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed. Enjoy!


5. Avocado Toast with Honey or Maple Syrup


Looking for a sweat snack? Avocado toast with honey or maple syrup! ADDITIONAL TIP: It is also possible to tad of chilli pepper flakes for a flavour kick!



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