So this Avocado Toast with Tamari Mushrooms is hardly a recipe but it’s SOOOOO delicious I just had to share. I made it for supper last night and then again for lunch today, yes it’s really that yummy. Just one piece of advice – because there are so few ingredients it’s important they’re good quality. Although this is such an easy quick lunch or supper it still manages to pack a nutritional punch. Mushrooms as we know are medicinal thanks to their immune boosting and anti inflammatory powers, avocados are full of vitamins, contain no cholesterol (because they don’t come from animals!) and have more potassium than bananas. Make sure you use a fantastic hearty bread like a wholewheat sourdough nothing soft or flimsy!
A word about mushrooms, they contain a good deal of water so remember to let them saute without adding salt to them until after they’ve released their juices, turn up the heat when you’re cooking them to dry up all that liquid otherwise you’ll end up with floppy pale mushrooms inside of deep brown meaty ones. Also don’t overcrowd the pan, you don’t want them to steam, if you have a small pan cook them in two batches. I recommend eating these immediately to experience them at their best, not difficult I promise!Print
Avocado Toast with Tamari Mushrooms
4 –6 pieces of good quality wholegrain bread, depending on the size of the pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 medium red onion, peeled and diced
Sprinkling of kosher salt
2–3 cloves garlic, minced
8–10 ounce box mushrooms (any you desire) cleaned and sliced
2 tablespoons tamari soy sauce
2 avocados, peeled and mashed
Zest and juice of a lime
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro (optional) finely chopped, a couple of sprigs reserved for garnish.
Pinch of salt and grinding of fresh black pepper
- Heat the pan until warm, add the olive oil allow to heat up then add the red onion and saute for about 6-8 minutes, sprinkle a little salt over to prevent burning.
- Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
- Add the sliced mushrooms. Allow them to cook pretty much undisturbed until they have released their juices, once they are beginning to brown sprinkle over a little salt and pepper.
- Add the tamari and combine well, cook for 2 minutes or until cooked through.
- While the mushrooms are cooking toast the bread.
- Cut the avocados in half and spoon out the flesh into a bowl, add the lime zest and juice and cilantro if using, reserving a few sprigs of cilantro for garnish, mash gently with a fork making sure some lumps are remaining.
- When the toast is ready, very generously spread with the mashed avocado, then spoon the mushroom mixture over the top.
- Sprinkle with a few cilantro sprigs and a pinch of salt and pepper if desired and serve immediately.
Are you an avocado toast and mushroom fan? Let me know X