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Pesto Avocado on Toast

Now Avocado-on-Toast has become popular in recent years and is seen as a healthy option, but I wanted to try and add more flavour and protein, so for a twist on avocado on toast I have come up with pesto avocado on toast.  For the mixture I still used one avocado but mixed it up by adding ingredients you would find in a homemade pesto by including spinach leaves, along with pine nuts and brazil nuts which add protein and nutty texture. To give a more pesto flavour I added garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, basil leaves and salt to taste. 

I tried using a blender and a nutribullet – but I found this lost texture and became too smooth and needed more liquid to blend making it too runny. So I found actually using a food processor gave me the best result, super quick and easy to make just by placing all the ingredients in the food processor and blending, leaving a nice coarse texture, full of flavour.  

This makes a perfect lunchtime meal, serve the pesto avocado on toasted sourdough or bread of choice; it is vegan, dairy free and depending on the toast can be gluten free as well. Do try this take on avocado-on-toast and enjoy the nutty pesto twist! 

Ingredients – serves one

  • 2 slices of sourdough bread toasted 
  • 1 avocado 
  • Handful of spinach
  • About 10 small brazil nuts  
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts 
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Juice of a lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Basil leaves 

Method Pesto Avocado on Toast

  1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor. Blend the avocado, spinach, brazil and pine nuts, garlic, lemon juice, salt, olive oil and basil leaves until smooth 
  2. Toast the sourdough bread or bread of choice 
  3. Serve the Pesto Avocado on the toast 

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