Loaded Avocado Toast

This is for all my avocado lovers out there. You know who you are. This will change your avocado game! I recently went to South Beach for a two-day little getaway and I think the best thing to come from this trip was this dish! I stayed at the Nautilus in South Beach and had the Avocado Toast dish at Driftwood Room the first day of the trip. It was so crave worthy, I had it on day two as well. This dish had pepitas (pumpkin seeds) in it and I am always on the lookout for recipes that use pumpkin seeds. I use Go Raw sprouted pumpkin seeds for TONS of recipes that call for nuts. They are an incredible substitute and so good for you too! Check out this amazing recipe below. Based on the bread and oil you choose, you can make this recipe egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, etc. Tailor it to fit your needs! I definitely cannot take credit for the creation of this dish; that is all Driftwood, but I tried to re-create it as best I could. I had to be able to enjoy this little gem in my own home!  

LOADED AVOCADO TOAST 

Re-created from the Avocado Toast at Driftwood Room 

  • English muffin (or bread of your choice) 
  • Olive oil (butter, or buttery spread of your choosing)
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 freshly squeezed lemon or lime  
  • 1 tbs capers
  • 1-2 tbs Go Raw sprouted pumpkin seeds 
  • Small handful fresh baby spinach 
  • Coarsely ground sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste  

Drizzle your bread with olive oil or a buttery spread of your choosing and broil in the oven until lightly golden and crispy. 

Meanwhile, throw some olive oil or butter in a small pan and lightly brown the capers and pumpkin seeds in the pan over medium heat. Watch them carefully so they don't burn and stir occasionally. When the seeds start to brown and smell fragrantly toasted, remove from heat.

Chop up your avocado into small squares and put into a small bowl. Squeeze your lemon or lime juice on the avocado and toss to coat. Add the capers and pumpkin seeds; season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss together and slightly mash up some of the avocado in the bowl so all the ingredients stick together. 

Top your toast with a handful of fresh spinach and top with the avocado mixture. Enjoy!

 

Posted on February 14, 2016 and filed under Recipes.