Do you love eating breakfast, brunch or snacks that includes salmon and avocado but are wanting to reduce the amount of gluten or bread products that you consume? This kumara crostini is a great alternative to bread (or crackers) as a base for our superstar toppings. Along with salmon, avocados are nutrient-dense foods and contains vitamins, nutrients and phytonutrients. Both foods are an excellent source of healthy monounsaturated fats (your skin will thank you) and have naturally low levels of sugar. Why we adore eating these crostinis? It’s not just the combination of the crunchy kumara base and the smooth duo of the avocado and salmon we love, but the monounsaturated fatty acids from the dish keep us feeling fuller for longer. Also, kumara is also packed with vitamins B6 and C, fibre, Vitamin A and magnesium and is best paired with healthy fats (avo, salmon and olive oil) to maximise nutrient absorption. On that topic, did you know that vitamins A, D, E and K are fat-soluble, along with antioxidants like carotenoids (which are found in kumara)? Studies show that when we add avocado to dishes that contain these nutrients, we are able to increase antioxidant absorption 2.6 to 15-fold! So, not only is avocado highly nutritious on its own, it has an amazing nutritional function – it can dramatically increase the nutrient value of other plant foods that we are eating.
Prep time 30 minutes
4 servings – 1 slice per serve
1 Large kumara sliced into even thin rounds
1 tsp Olive Oil
1/8 tsp Sea Salt
70 grams Smoked Salmon – roughly chopped
1 tbsp Chives (finely chopped)
Preheat the oven to 200ºC and line a tray with baking paper.
In a bowl, add the kumara rounds along with olive oil and sea salt. Toss to combine.
Place the rounds on the baking sheet, ensuring they are spread out evenly. Bake for 12 minutes, flip and bake for 10 minutes more. Remove and set aside
In a bowl, add the avocado and mash with a fork with salt & pepper. Add the mashed avocado to the kumara crostini and top with smoked salmon and chives.
Recipe : Feel fresh Nutrition