old vegan news: avocado, the perfect spread!

when nigella lawson (yes, her again! and no, i am not obsessed!) talked about avocado spread on toast, there was an outrage as it was doomed too simple a recipe for such a delicately palated chef to present. but isn’t the most joy to be had from the simple things in life?!

yes it is!!!! this is not low-carb but so very worth it:


ingredients for one serving:

half an avocado

dash of lime or lemon juice

pinch of salt, pinch of pepper or chili flakes

2-3 fresh basil leaves

good quality artisan bread

preparation time is a couple of minutes and then you are ready to indulge. scoop the avocado out of its shell into a small bowl. add a dash of lime juice and seasoning and mash it all together coarsely with a fork.

toast a slice of a nice artisan bread (i don’t wanna brag, but IMHO nothing beats a good german bread – we are so fortunate here as we have such a great variety of breads! in the picture you see a  sourdough variety made from wholemeal wheat and rye with added sesame seeds) and while it is still warm, spread the avocado mash on top. garnish with some torn basil leaves and some additional chili flakes.

the crunch of the toasted hot bread and the creaminess of the avocado are a match made in heaven so tug in and enjoy. this is a perfect breakfast or snack on any day you want a good boost that is not low-carb (and with an artisan bread it is good carbs in any case)…

ps. should you wonder what that yellowish ‘thing’ towards the right of the picture is: it is a slice of fresh ginger. i do like to start my day by chewing a slice of fresh ginger to give my digestion and circulation a kick!


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