I love all things green and I’m currently obsessed with green goddess dressing. Perhaps it has to do with the fact that I am in love with avocados, serve them to me for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day please. This recipe takes an easy twist on the delicious green goddess concept and embraces avocados at their finest, taking little to no time out of your morning. It’s also a huge plus that avos are packed with wonderful nutrients such as potassium, omega-3 fatty acids, lutein (good for eye health) and many more which contribute to a long list of health benefits for your body. These creamy slices of heaven also help you absorb healthful nutrients from other foods allowing you to get the best of everything. Avocado and cucumber bundled with the right amount of crunch from warmly toasted nutty bread…you can’t go wrong… there is just something about starting your day off with a healthy nibble to get you through the morning and squared away for lunch.
-1/2 organic ripened avocado
-4 thin slices of organic cucumber
-1 slice of organic sprouted whole wheat or whole grain bread (Alvarado St. Bakery makes a good sprouted whole wheat)
-pinch of lemon pepper
-organic extra virgin olive oil
-salt & pepper to taste
Start with halving your avocado by using a small knife. Slice through the skin until you hit the seed drawing a circle lengthwise around the entire avo. You will only need ½ or less depending on how large it is. Go ahead & use the half without the seed, place the half onto a cutting board and lightly cube the avo slicing linear and horizontal lines through it. Place on the side. Grab your cucumber, ensure its been rinsed, place it onto the cutting board and slice off 4 thin circles. Place on the side.
Toast your bread and place onto a plate, drizzle onto the top of the toast a little extra virgin olive oil. Take your avo and scoop it onto the toast. You can press the avo down onto the toast with a fork to ensure it sticks even better. Salt and pepper the avo to taste along with a sprinkle of lemon pepper. Go ahead and top on your cucumber circles and finish with another drizzle of olive oil.
Tip: If you’re in the mood for an even creamier flavor, substitute the olive oil for a thin layer of organic cream cheese on your toast, it’s quite delicious.
Take your remaining avo half and leave the seed in, place it into a plastic bag and put it into your fridge. It sounds odd, although keeping the seed in the avo helps it stay fresh and brown less especially if you wont be using it immediately. Use it the next day for breakfast round two!
Prep time: 10 minutes