The buzzy heat of chillies is a perfect antidote to cold mornings and you don't get much more zingy that this delicious walnut salsa that I lovingly adapted from an Ottolenghi recipe. Sometimes I feel that life is too short for finely chopping, especially at breakfast time, so I use shop-bought purees for the chilli and garlic in this recipe.
Toast a handful of walnuts and chop. Put in a small mixing bowl and add a squeeze of red chilli puree, a squeeze of garlic puree, a splash of red wine vinegar, and a glug of olive oil. I add whatever fresh or frozen herbs I have around (coriander, flat-leaf parsley, mint, tarragon). Mix it all about, add seasoning, adjust the balance of salt, chilli and vinegar. Spoon over a mashed avocado on toast. A perfect high-fibre breakfast.
Yet another brilliant combination of eggs and avocado on toast. This time from Sisley at Sew White. She sprinkles the finished affair with just a dash of chilli flakes for an extra kick. | This is sure to keep you going till lunch time (or dinner time!)
What better way to start the day of off than with the classic avocado on toast. It seems every health fanatic and food blogger is going mad for avocado but with good reason! Packed with healthy fats, this green bombshell is a great way to fill yourself up. By ditching sugary breakfasts, and replacing it with healthy fats and carbs, you will feel fuller longer and won't be craving a chocolate bar by 10am.
There are some things that can't be messed with; some things that can't be improved. And the classic combo of avocado, crispy bacon and runny fried egg all perched atop a golden slice of toast is one of them. Thanks delicious. magazine for reminding us!
Satisfying starter or light lunch, bruschettas offer endless possibilities. Avocado is king in my diet and this bruschetta celebrates it deliciously!
1 ripe avocado, cubed
2 slices of your favourite crusty bread
a dozen cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered
¼ a red onion, diced
½ a lemon, juiced
2 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper
a few basil leaves
Toast or grill the bread slices.
Mix the avocado, tomatoes, onion & seasoning, and toss with lemon juice and oil.
Place on top of the bread on a serving plate.
Scatter some basil leaves and enjoy!
Jamie Oliver's take on Australian cafe-food is a perfect breakfast idea for a special occassion (Mother's Day is coming up folks!) | You can slow-roast the tomoatoes in advance | Why not make a big batch and keep some in the fridge to scatter over salads and add to pasta sauce.