Monday, April 9, 2012

Avocado Tartine

This recipe was sent in by a friend who had tasted the dish at a restaurant. Even though I have made a few changes, the final result was delicious.
All the ingredients except the onions are from the original recipe and the options in the brackets are what I used.
Bread of your choice (I used regular whole wheat slices)
Julienned cucumber (I did not use this)
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped onions
Cooked chickpeas (I used black beans instead)
Tahini Sauce (I used hot sauce instead)
Lemon juice to taste
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
Cilantro for garnish
Mix in lemon juice, salt and pepper to the peeled and pitted avocado, and mash into a slightly chunky consistency. Spread the avocado mix onto a slice of toasted wheat bread. Sprinkle julienned cucumber, tomatoes and onions, a few chickpeas/beans, top off with tahini/hot sauce, and cilantro leaves and serve immediately.
Change the ingredients around to suit your taste buds. Bon App├ętit. 

Note 1) Adding lemon to the avocado keeps it from browning.
        2) Thick yogurt flavored with cumin powder could be a substitute for  tahini.