Monday, 7 May 2018

Mother's Day Recipes: Avocado Toast with Tabasco

You can never have enough avo-on-toast recipes in your repertoire, and this one will definitely give you a morning wake-up call with the added hit of Tabasco!  

Ingredients:
Serves 2
Prep Time: 12 minutes

  • 2 slices of thick-cut country bread  
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 50g celery, diced widthwise (cut to just under 1cm chunks)
  • 50g Persian cucumber, thinly sliced widthwise
  • ½ tbsp white wine vinegar
  • Friendly pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp TABASCO® Sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • 4 slices carved chicken breast (optional)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds 
  • Flaky salt to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper to taste 
  • 50g of the inner light green leaves of celery (optional)



Method:
1. Brush two slices of bread with the melted butter. Lightly toast bread, if desired, but ensure bread is cooled before adding vegetable topping. 

2. In a bowl, combine the celery, cucumber, white wine vinegar, salt and TABASCO® Sauce. It should be spicy and bright in flavor.

3. Cut the avocado in half. Use your knife, safely, to remove the pit. Take a spoon and place it between the skin and the flesh and gently move it around the top of the avocado and then down around the base in order to carve the avocado out from its skin. Place the two sides of avocado face down on a cutting board and cut each half into 5 or 6 pieces lengthwise. Fan out the two halves of the avocado.  

4. Build your toast: using a slotted spoon, place an equal amount of the vegetable mixture on each toast. Then place your deli meat (optional). 

5. Place your knife underneath the avocado fan to lift up and place on top of the toasts.

6. Finish Avocado Toast with a healthy helping of sesame seeds, flaky salt and freshly cracked pepper.

7. Finally – take the inner celery leaves and give them a quick toss in the remaining celery/cucumber liquid. Place on top of the toasts to give them a finishing touch. Enjoy!

This recipe was created by chef Jessica Koslow of Sqirl (U.S.) to celebrate TABASCO®'s 150th anniversary. 

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