Flowering Avocado ToastPrint Recipe
- 1 large leaf torn off a baguette
- 1/4 large ripe Avocado or 1/2 Mini Avocado
- 1/4 cup Chervil Microgreens
- 1 tsp finely chopped organic Mint
- squeeze fresh lemon
- 1/2 cup Broccoli Rabe Flowers
- Maldon Sea Salt Flakes
- Freshly ground pepper
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Take the bread, slice in half and toast to your liking.
In a bowl, add the avocado, chervil microgreens, pepper, lemon juice, and mint. Using the back end of a fork mash the avocado and stir to incorporate the other ingredients.
Top each 1/2 of the toast with 1/2 of the mixture and top each piece with 1/4 cup of the rabe flowers. Top with Maldon sea salt and drizzle extra virgin olive oil.
Cant find the broccoli rabe flowers? Take 2 stalks of mature broccoli rabe per serving and sauté in a pan or blanch in slated water before using per receipe.
This herbed leaf baguette (amazing btw) that I still had a big chunk left over from last nights dinner was sitting on my counter this morning so decided to go with the avo toast route and farmers market bounty alongside a big serving of kimchi. Any bread can work for the base except for a rye or pumpernickel, those flavors are a bit to powerful and will commandeer the subtle spring notes your about to consume. If your sensitive to gluten, then a gluten free option would work just as well, just make sure its somewhat similar to bread, no crackers for this one. The big pockets of air in the bread let the avocado thats mashed with lemon and the microgreens sink into all the gaps. This also allows the broccoli rabe flowers to perch nicely on top and it all gets finished with crunchy salt flakes and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. There is some much going for this dish, for example it can be eaten in 10 minutes for when you forget you booked that yoga class, but it is the complexity that stays with you through the grueling forearm planks and push ups, that I will probably butcher trying to describe. Crunchy, buttery, peppery, sweet, fruity-that was my best shot. Salivating yet?