Avocado Toast with Pumpkin Seeds
Basic avocado toast gets a new twist with shelled pumpkin or sunflower seeds as the crunchy finishing touch. This variation is as easy as sprinkling some seeds and crushed red pepper flakes on top of a lime and mashed avocado mix. Toasting the seeds in a hot skillet for about 30 seconds brings out their nutty flavor, and is worth the extra effort. Want to add protein? Top your toast with a poached egg or scrambled egg whites.
Total Time: 10 min. Prep Time: 10 min. Cooking Time: None Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients: 1 ripe medium avocado, mashed 1 dash sea salt 1 dash fresh ground black pepper ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 2 tsp. fresh lime (or lemon juice) 4 slices low-sodium sprouted whole-grain bread, toasted ¼ cup raw pumpkin (or sunflower) seeds, toasted
Preparation: 1. Combine avocado, salt, pepper, pepper flakes (if desired), and lime juice in a medium bowl; mash until well mixed and slightly chunky. 2. Evenly spread avocado onto each slice of toast. Top evenly with pumpkin seeds.