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I was beyond excited when the Recipe Redux announced this Avocado theme.
AKA my favorite food. AKA the thing I need to learn portion control around.
The humble avocado is not only a good source of healthy, mono-unstaturated fats, it also packs quite the fiber punch! Each avocado contains around 300 calories, 15g heart-healthy fat, and 10g fiber. That’s in addition to a 1/3 daily value of Vitamin C and 1/2 daily requirement of vitamin K.
These green globes hold a very special place in my heart. If I have time for a sit-down breakfast, I will almost always choose avocado toast: toasted Ezekial bread, 1/2 smashed avocado, sprinkle of salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Come to mama.
This sandwich is a classier, ladies-who-lunch version of my avocado toast. Layers of fresh spinach, grilled portabello mushrooms & lemon spread. Wow. Crispy, creamy, crunchy, it’s a texture party!
- 1 portabello mushroom cap,sliced thin
- 1 avocado,sliced thin
- 3 tbsp. Veganaise (or mayo)
- ½ lemon,zested and juiced
- ⅛ cup basil,thinly sliced
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 whole-wheat lavash wrap,cut into 6 equal pieces
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- salt/pepper to taste
- Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
- Lightly rub olive oil into mushroom slices, season with salt/pepper or all-purpose seasoning.
- When pan is hot, add mushroom slices and grill 3-4 minutes per side, until slightly charred.
- Remove from grill and set aside.
- Add sliced lavash bread to the grill and heat 1-2 minutes per side until crispy. Remove and set aside.
- Combine together the mayo, lemon juice, zest, and sliced basil.
- Spread lemon-basil mayo on 4 slices of lavash bread.
- Stack: Lavash bread with spread, avocado slices, spinach, mushroom, lavash bread without spread, avocado, spinach, mushroom, lavash bread with spread.
I received free samples of California Avocado mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by California Avocado and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.