Last updated on January 5th, 2020 at 09:23 am
Disclaimer: If you’re not a baby, you shouldn’t spend your afternoons like this.
Saturdays I’m very lazy and I’m not exactly in the mood to eat only healthy stuff. So last Saturday I went for a coffee and a cake.
Now you’re like: “Wow, interesting story, tell me more, please!!!”
Fine, I will.
It was a special occasion (…it was Saturday). The cake was delicious, the coffee was fine – it was worth the calories and the guilt trips.
However. I don’t know what was in that cake and in the coffee, but I had to take a loooooong afternoon nap aka siesta.
When I woke up I decided to try and eat some vegetables. Basically I was trying to trick my mind into thinking that I don’t only eat cake and sleep all day. And I made a big discovery.
This avocado toast.
It tastes like pizza.
It was one of the happiest moments in my life. If you’ve read any of the other stuff here, you’ll notice I mention pizza a lot.
Because I’m in love with it.
It’s the one thing I miss most when I try to completely avoid junk food and gluten. I’ve tried all kinds of “healthy” pizza versions and they were disastrous.
Yes, I’m talking about you, cauliflower crust pizza! You suck.
There’s nothing more disappointing than spending around 1.5 hours making something that tastes like somebody’s already digested it a few times.
Yes, I mean you, cauliflower crust pizza!
I don’t even consider cauliflower crust pizza healthy.
True, it might not have that many calories, and it might be made with cauliflower, but it’s cauliflower that’s been baked until it’s super dead. So all the good things that prevent cancer and aging are gone.
Before I make cauliflower crust pizza cry, I must say, fine – you like it, eat it!
Better than no pizza.
But this avocado toast tastes very much like a light and fresh pizza with so much basil…
So why do you need this avocado toast:
- It’s actually healthy, because the vegetables we use here are fresh.
- You won’t notice you don’t have any cheese in it
- You’ll wake up in a microsecond from your afternoon nap
- And you’ll only need 5 min to make this vegan recipe.
That’s something worth trying.
Make it for breakfast, lunch, dinner – whenever you need something quick and delicious, this avocado toast will do the trick.
And you get about 2 servings of vegetables right there.
To make this avocado toast gluten-free or paleo, use gluten-free bread or paleo bread. I don’t think it’s going to taste amazing as a lettuce wrap, but it might.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF THIS AVOCADO TOAST
Oh, yes. Like I said – this avocado toast is very healthy and good for your skin, because we have tons of carotenoids for healthy complexion, vitamin C to build some collagen and vitamin E to protect from free radicals. This sums up to an antioxidant bomb.
This avocado toast with tomatoes, basil and olives is a healthy savory vegan breakfast you can make in less than 10 minutes!
- 2 large slices of whole grain bread/ gluten-free bread /paleo bread, toasted
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 olives, sliced
- 5 cherry tomatoes OR 1 medium tomato – halved/sliced
- 1 small red pepper, striped
- 10 basil leaves, washed, cleaned
- 1-2 artichoke hearts, from a jar – sliced
- Toast your bread, let cool off for about a minute.
- Scoop out flesh of avocado and spread on toast – ½ avocado per slice.
- Top with artichokes, sliced & pitted olives, tomatoes and red pepper – spreading them evenly on the toast.
- And then to make it all even better: top all that with basil leaves.
And that’s it – everyone’s happy. I hope you like this simple snack/breakfast/dinner/lunch idea and invest a few minutes to make it. You can even have this avocado toast instead of a bag of chips while you’re watching a movie…well I guess now you know how productive I was last Sunday as well.
P.S. Cauliflower crust pizza, I’m sorry.
Attention, attention, UPDATE: I updated the pictures, because I made this avocado toast a few days ago and started shooting like a crazy person, because I thought it looked so pretty. So I updated the pictures. And then I ate it. Still, more than a year after the discovery of this avocado toast – it is one of my favorite things.