"Tartine is a fancy French word for, well, toast topped with a spread, otherwise known as an open-faced sandwich. Tartines are great for a quick breakfast or anytime snack, or served with a side salad for an easy lunch. Tartines can be sweet (think: almond butter and mashed banana) or savory. My favorite tartine is très simple: mashed avocado sprinkled with spices or mixed with fresh herbs or veggies du jour." — Rebecca Leffler, author of Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic: Eat (and Live!) the New French Way with Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Season
HURRIED AND CURRIED AVOCADO TARTINE
Add a pinch of curry powder to the top of your Avocado Tartine au Naturel.
HERBED AVOCADO TARTINE
Chop up some fresh basil, chives, cilantro, and parsley and mix into the mashed avocado mixture.
Grate 1 small carrot and mix with 1 teaspoon of miso paste and a splash of lemon juice. Top the avocado toast with this mixture.
CHOUCROUTE GARNIE TARTINE
(One of my all-time favorite combinations!) Top your Avocado Tartine au Naturel with 1 to 2 tablespoons sauerkraut.
AVOCADO AND WHITE BEAN TARTINE
Mix together ¼ cup white beans, mashed avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, salt/pepper, and fresh or dried herbs. Spread onto toast.
SWEET AVOCADO TARTINE
Mash an avocado in a bowl with ½ banana. Spread onto toast. Top with a pinch of cinnamon and/or a drizzle of maple syrup.
Recipe from Très Green, Très Clean, Très Chic: Eat (and Live!) the New French Way with Plant-Based, Gluten-Free Recipes for Every Season, copyright © Rebecca Leffler, 2015. Reprinted by permission of the publisher, The Experiment. Available wherever books are sold.
- 2 slices bread
- 1 small avocado, pitted and peeled
- Pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 Teaspoon lemon or lime juice
- Salt, to taste
- Pepper, to taste
Toast the bread.
In a bowl, mash the avocado and other ingredients together with a fork. Spread the avocado mixture onto the toast. Voilà!