When it comes to a light lunch or a quick snack, you can’t do better than this wild-caught salmon and avocado toast. Both salmon and avocado and packed full of nutrients, and sourdough is a delicious and easily digestible bread. This recipe will leave you feeling full, satisfied and energized to tackle the rest of your day.
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Sourdough bread takes a long time to ferment and rise, which gives it its characteristic taste and health benefits. Those with gluten sensitivities sometimes find they can eat sourdough because of the fermentation process in true sourdough bread. This may be due in part to the bread’s prebiotic content and probiotic-like properties. The fermentation process is thought to degrade much of the gluten in the flour. Not all of the gluten is degraded, so those with gluten intolerances or celiac disease should consume only gluten-free sourdough bread. Store-bought sourdough bread is most likely not a true sourdough and thus does not contain the same health benefits. Sourdough bread is healthier than regular bread in a variety of ways. Sourdough contains less phytates than regular bread which makes it easier for your body to absorb the minerals found in sourdough. The fermentation process also increases folate levels in sourdough bread.
Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which is an essential fatty acid (meaning it must come from the diet) that most North Americans are low in. Salmon contains high quality protein and is high in B vitamins. It also contains antioxidants, may reduce the risk of heart disease and may help with weight control.
Avocados are also a superfood. They contain monounsaturated fatty acids which have been shown to increase heart health. They are rich in fiber which is essential for a healthy gut and proper digestion. Avocados will help keep you feeling full and give you sustained energy.
- 2 slices gluten-free sourdough bread
- 2 slices wild-caught smoked salmon
- ½ avocado
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- ¼ teaspoon honey
- ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 5 sprigs fresh dill, chopped
- Salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Place the avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, honey and apple cider vinegar in a mixing bowl.
- Blend until smooth.
- Stir in the garlic and fresh dill.
- Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
- Spread the avocado paste on the bread slices.
- Place the salmon on top.
- Grind some more black pepper on top before serving.
Total time: 15 minutes Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: None
NUTRITION INFORMATION: Calories: 318 Fat: 20.6g Carbs: 29.1g Protein: 6.7g
We hope you try out this quick and healthy salmon toast recipe, and enjoy every bite! What we put in our bodies is absolutely essential for our overall health and wellbeing, and we are happy to provide you with recipes to help you thrive.
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