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Avocado Sweet Potato Toast

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Summary

Replace your bread with nutrient-dense sweet potato and add even more super nutritious foods like avocado, radish, onion, arugula, lemon, and oregano. Does it get any more healthful than this? The fact that it’s also ridiculously yummy makes it a perfect breakfast. Tip: Make the sweet potatoes ahead of time so they can easily be warmed up and ready-to-eat all week long.

Yields1 ServingPrep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins

Ingredients

 1 large and long sweet potato
 1 tbsp vegetable broth (no salt added, preferably homemade)
 1 handful arugula
 1 large avocado (smashed)
 2 medium radishes (sliced)
 ½ cup broccoli sprouts (or your preferred sprout)
 1 small lemon (juiced)
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 1 tbsp basil (fresh, chopped. Optional)
 ¼ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper (optional)

Directions

1

Wash and cut sweet potato lengthwise so you have ”toast-like” slices, ½” thick.

2

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add enough water so that all potatoes will be covered.

3

Boil potatoes for about 5 minutes or until tender, but not so soft that they’re breaking apart (pierce with a fork to test).

4

Once soft, drain the water and set potatoes aside.

5

Heat a stovetop pan or griddle to medium-high heat. Add the vegetable broth. Place the sweet potatoes in the pan, side by side.

6

Heat on one side until lightly browned and then flip; about 5–7 minutes per side.

7

While the potatoes are browning, gather the rest of your ingredients.

8

Lay two slices of sweet potato on each plate (breakfast for two!)

9

Top with a layer of arugula followed by smashed avocado, sliced radish, and sprouts.

10

Squeeze lemon juice on top, sprinkle with oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper (if using).

Chef's Notes

Second cooking option
Heating the sweet potatoes on the stovetop allows the texture to stay firm and consistent throughout. But baking them is an option too! The outside of the sweet potato will get nice and crispy while the inside becomes soft and sweet. It’s less ideal for a sturdy “toast” texture but still works and is really good. Baking brings out more natural sweetness from the potato so if you’d like to try it, preheat the oven or toaster oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 30 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Substitutions
Add any vegetables hanging out in your kitchen. Experiment and have fun!

Instead of arugula, you can use mixed greens, organic spinach, or organic kale.

Other herbs to consider if you don’t have basil on hand include rosemary, dill, cilantro, or parsley.

Layer it up
Add kimchi or kraut on top for a boost of probiotics, more nutrition, and a bit of tang to balance the sweetness of the potato.

Sprinkle chia or flax seeds for an omega-3 boost.

Add some pumpkin, hemp, or sunflower seeds or cashews or pecans for a protein and zinc boost.

Ingredients

 1 large and long sweet potato
 1 tbsp vegetable broth (no salt added, preferably homemade)
 1 handful arugula
 1 large avocado (smashed)
 2 medium radishes (sliced)
 ½ cup broccoli sprouts (or your preferred sprout)
 1 small lemon (juiced)
 ½ tsp dried oregano
 1 tbsp basil (fresh, chopped. Optional)
 ¼ tsp crushed red pepper (optional)
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)
 ¼ tsp ground black pepper (optional)

Directions

1

Wash and cut sweet potato lengthwise so you have ”toast-like” slices, ½” thick.

2

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add enough water so that all potatoes will be covered.

3

Boil potatoes for about 5 minutes or until tender, but not so soft that they’re breaking apart (pierce with a fork to test).

4

Once soft, drain the water and set potatoes aside.

5

Heat a stovetop pan or griddle to medium-high heat. Add the vegetable broth. Place the sweet potatoes in the pan, side by side.

6

Heat on one side until lightly browned and then flip; about 5–7 minutes per side.

7

While the potatoes are browning, gather the rest of your ingredients.

8

Lay two slices of sweet potato on each plate (breakfast for two!)

9

Top with a layer of arugula followed by smashed avocado, sliced radish, and sprouts.

10

Squeeze lemon juice on top, sprinkle with oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper (if using).

Avocado Sweet Potato Toast