Protein-Packed Avocado Toast

Avocado toast is one of my favorite health trends and I’m so happy it is still going strong (at least it is for me).  I adopted the routine early on as my mid-morning “can’t make it to lunch” snack.  Or, sometimes as my actual lunch.  I love to bulk my avocado toast up with veggies and plant-based protein to keep me fuller longer.  In this recipe, I smear my favorite creamy homemade hummus as the first layer and top that with avocado and thinly sliced radish.  For added flavor I garnish with fresh herbs.  And, for the perfect crunch to go with my crispy toast I love to sprinkle on Manitoba Harvest Toasted Hemp Seeds.  You could use regular Hemp Hearts too.  Either way, it sneaks in more nutrients and plant-based protein.

This is such an ideal snack since it contains whole grains, plant-based protein, veggies and healthy fats.  You could certainly switch things up and try different spreads such as black bean dip.  Sometimes instead of radishes I go for grated carrots or grated zucchini as my veggie.  And you can alter the flavor with the fresh herbs.  In the recipe below I mention an optional lemon or lime squeeze at the end to brighten the whole thing up.

All this for a piece of toast!  When did toast become so high maintenance?  I guess as soon as I decided to eat it on a regular basis.  I keep upping the game with new toppings and different combinations.  The recipe below is my go-to savory combo that is vegan and gluten-free.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  It is a flexible recipe and can be adapted to your preferences.

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This post is in partnership with Manitoba Harvest.  In the recipe below I include a coupon code for 15% off all products from Manitoba Harvest (such as their Hemp Hearts and Toasted Hemp Seeds).  

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Protein-Packed Avocado Toast


  • Author: Elaine Gordon
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 mins
  • Total Time: 8 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This little slice of avocado-toast heaven is perfect for a mid-day snack or easy lunch. It is full of plant-based protein, fiber and healthy fats. I love the different textures and fresh flavors. Together, this is one amazing piece of toast!


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Instructions

  1. After your bread is toasted allow to cool slightly then smear with hummus.
  2. Top with avocado, radishes and fresh herbs such as cilantro or parsley (or both!).
  3. Sprinkle toasted hemp hearts throughout allowing them to stick to the avocado and the hummus mostly. You may want to top with salt and pepper. Sometimes I squeeze a tiny bit of lemon or lime on top of the toast to bring out all the flavors. You could even drizzle with a very small amount of olive oil or agave for added flavor. Enjoy immediately.

Notes

* Toasted Hemp Seed Discount: follow the link I provided here and use promo code “ToastedOnToast” for 15% off their entire website until July 31, 2017

  • Category: Snack or Lunch
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Avocado Toast, Avocado, toast

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