It is always surprising to me how much our teenage boys love to create in the kitchen. Maybe it has something to do with their bottomless stomachs! Unfortunately, during the school year, like most teens, they have a jam-packed agenda that allows little time to practice their master chef skills. Thankfully, with a much slower schedule this summer, they have some free time on their hands to exercise their culinary muscles. They have been given the task to produce a few meals a week of their own choice. I would love to say they choose only healthy, plant-based meals, free from refined sugars and artificial flavours but alas that would be a lie. For the most, their choices are quite good but from time to time, it can be an all out carnivore's dream. It is their turn in the kitchen to explore and learn so with great difficulty I have agreed to step aside and let it all unfold.
For an easy lunch (they actually eat this more often for breakfast than lunch) they decided on one of their favourites. Open-faced smashed avocado on spelt bread. This is typically presented on toast but the boys prefer a hearty bread served open-faced à la tartine style. To make any dish look and taste better, a few pomegranate jewels were added. This meal is so easy to make, yummy, and super healthy (hurray!) The boys also had fun trying to help arrange and take the photograph :-)
Open Faced Smashed Avocado Sandwich
2 ripe avocados
fresh bread (we used spelt)
-Peel the avocados and cut into chunks. Place in a bowl.
-Using a fork, mash the avocados into a fairly smooth consistency.
-Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice from each piece into the avocado mixture.
-Add a pinch of sea salt to the mixture and stir all together.
-Spread the mashed avocado over the bread and top with a bit of grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and a few pomegranate seeds. So easy and so delicious!!
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