Like we talked about last week, not everyone loves mushrooms. And a great way to encourage trying a new food (or teaching yourself to like it as the case may be), is to add it to something you already like.
One of my favorite, last-minute lunches is what I simply call Avocado Toast – basically it’s a piece of good quality bread (toasted or not), with avocado, sea salt, and if I have them on hand, radishes or sprouts. It’s super quick, delicious and healthy.
So . . . to bump it up a notch – and even make it a little fancy, I added some sautéed mushroom. YUM! This made it a very hearty and filling meal – perfect for lunch, OR you could put it on little pieces of bread and even serve it as an appetizer.
Avocado Mushroom Toast
Quality bread – whole wheat or a nice baguette – sourdough is even nice
2 – 3 mushrooms, sliced
garlic infused olive oil
Step one: Saute the mushrooms in the olive oil (if you don’t have garlic infused oil, just add some chopped garlic to regular olive oil)
Step two: Toast the bread (or not), and spread the avocado on it – nice and thick.
Step three: Top the bread with the sautéed mushrooms and sprinkle on a little sea salt and lime juice. You can skip the lime juice if you are eating it right away, but if you plan on serving as an appetizer, it will help keep the avocado from browning.
If you love avocado, please give this a try – it is so tasty and an excellent way to get some healthy fats and vitamins in your daily diet!