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Tasty Tuesday // Avocado Toast with Sweet Potato & Tahini

I’m bringing back the avocado toast! I took a brief hiatus from having avocado toast for breakfast because I could not for the life of me find a good vegan & gluten-free bread here in Hong Kong. Then, last week I was feeling really under the weather and literally all I wanted to eat was toast. I was craving a warm piece of toast with avocado and sweet potato (a.k.a. loads of good carbs!). I trekked all the way to the health foods store in Central district and to my surprise they had a new vegan & gluten-free loaf of bread! My dream came true: I finally got to have avocado toast with sweet potato & tahini for breakfast.

This has to be the most satisfying breakfast ever, especially during winter. I don’t even have a toaster, so I heated up the bread on a frying pan with no oil, just straight up bread on the pan. It worked and in a minute or two, the smell of fresh toast was wafting through my apartment. That smell alone was enough to make me drool!

avocado-toast-graphic I was so excited to have perfectly ripe avocados handy. I quickly cut it open and generously slathered the avocado on my toast like it was butter. Side note: avocado is a great vegan alternative for butter. I happened to have leftover baked Japanese purple sweet potato from dinner the night before, so I sliced it up into little pieces and arranged them on top of the avocado. 

avocado-toast-28 The best topping in my opinion that really makes the perfect avocado toast is tahini. If you’ve never tried it, tahini is just ground up sesame seeds. It’s like a nut butter almost, but it’s made from seeds instead of nuts. I got a locally produced jar full of pure raw tahini with no added oil in it, which was super creamy and so smooth. I drizzled it straight from the jar directly on top of my toast. 

avocado-toast-24 I ended up sprinkling on a pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt for the finishing touch. The final result was toast heaven in my opinion. It’d been so long since I last had toast, I felt like I had been seriously missing out. I will never go another week or even two days without avocado toast from now on.

avocado-toast-6 I definitely recommend heating it up after you make it, just a couple of seconds in the microwave until it’s warm. That’s the best way to enjoy it in my opinion! This toast is completely vegan & gluten-free, but not only that it’s also a delicious breakfast, lunch, or afternoon snack. I can’t tell you enough how life changing avocado toast is with sweet potato & tahini!

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AVOCADO TOAST WITH SWEET POTATO & TAHINI
 
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Avocado toast taken up a notch with the addition of sweet potato & tahini! A healthy, plant-based breakfast or snack.
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Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free
Ingredients
  • 1 slice of vegan & gluten-free bread
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • baked sweet potato
  • 1 tsp tahini
  • pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt
Instructions
  1. Toast your bread until lightly browned on both sides & crispy.
  2. Slice avocado and spread it on top of your toast with a knife.
  3. Cut up baked sweet potato into small pieces and place on top of your avocado.
  4. Drizzle with tahini.
  5. Sprinkle on sea salt.
  6. Enjoy!

 

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