Smash up these simple yet flavorful dishes within minutes

Avocado toast makes such a light refreshing meal in the summertimeone that you can have for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. While smashed avocado on bread is great on its own, there are plenty of ways to jazz it up: you can serve it vegan, vegetarian or even add some seafood into the mix.

Here are three recipes to up your avo toast game...

 

1. Mushroom, Feta, Avocado Toast

Christine McAvoyINGREDIENTS

  • Half a large avocado
  • A handful of mushrooms (whichever are in season or whichever you prefer)
  • 1 tsp olive oil or coconut oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 slice of multigrain bread
  • Lemon juice
  • Feta (optional, vegan if you have it or want to make it)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Chop mushrooms and sauté in olive oil on medium heat until tender.
  2. Toast the bread.
  3. Meanwhile, smash the avocado in a small bowl, seasoning with a splash of lemon juice. Spread onto toast.
  4. Layer the mushrooms on top, sprinkle with feta, and salt and pepper. You can also add chili flakes or hot sauce if you like it spicy.

Serves 2
Can be made vegetarian or vegan

 

2. Avocado Tofu-Egg Salad

Christine McAvoyTofu Egg Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pack of medium to firm tofu
  • 2 tsp of Shani' seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayo    

Egg Salad INGREDIENTS

  • 3 to 4 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 tbsp vegan mayo    

REMAINING INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium-sized avocado
  • Pea shoots, or sprouts of choice
  • Paprika
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 to 2 slices of multigrain bread   

Tofu Egg Salad INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Press and drain the tofu to remove the excess water.
  2. Roughly chop the tofu and place in a bowl. Sprinkle 2 tsp of Shani’ seasoning or create your own seasoning with garlic powder, turmeric, paprika, black salt and pepper to taste. It will take a bit of tweaking to get it how you like it.
  3. Once everything is mixed, you may want to add some more seasoning. Try it and see if it needs it.

Egg Salad INSTRUCTIONS 

  1. Hard boil the eggs and immediately cool in ice bath.
  2. When eggs have cooled, peel them and chop them. Sprinkle with some salt and pepper.

TOAST INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Smash your avocado in a separate bowl then add to the tofu or egg mixture. Add in the mayo and combine.
  3. Spread on the bread and top with shoots/sprouts (amount is up to you) and a bit of paprika sprinkled on top.

Serves 2
Can be made vegan or vegetarian

 

3. Egg, Garlic Shrimp and Roasted Tomato on Avocado Toast

Christine McAvoyChristine McAvoy

INGREDIENTS

  • Half a medium avocado
  • 1 egg
  • 6 grape tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 6 to 8 prawns (depending on size)
  • Lemon juice
  • 3 tsp olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice tomatoes in half and toss in 1 tsp of olive oil. Place cut side down in a frying pan and roast in pan undisturbed for 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from pan, and set aside (covered to keep warm).
  2. In another pan, add another teaspoon of olive oil and then add the shrimp. Cook for 2 minutes, then add garlic and flip the shrimp to the other side. Cook until they become pink and slightly toasty. Place into bowl, then squeeze some lemon juice into the pan, releasing the garlic, cooking for a minute, then pour over the shrimp (cover to keep warm).
  3. Fry the egg to your liking, toast your bread, and smash the avocado (add some lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste)
  4. Plate in this order: Toast, avocado, tomatoes and shrimp (evenly spread around toast), and top with the fried egg with a bit of salt and pepper     

Serves 1
Can easily be doubled