“Bacon.” Lettuce. Avocado. Tomato. I don’t like to eat avocados in restaurants. They’re a go-to vedge option on almost every menu these days. But they can be mushy and, well, I like making them for myself. At home. For breakfast at this time of year. So, here’s a meatless riff on the classic open-faced B.L.T. Meaty, a little spicy, juicy, creamy, crunchy, protein and brain-food (fat) rich. Are you hungry yet?
INgredients to serve one
one teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
one slice sourdough bread
2-3 pieces seitan bacon
one Tablespoon grape seed or safflower oil
one half avocado
4 grape tomatoes
5-7 mixed lettuce leaves
one half lime
Heat the sourdough bread in a cast iron or stainless skillet with about 1 teaspoon olive oil. Heat it on a medium flame for about one minute, on both sides. Remove and plate. Fry the seitan bacon in grape seed or safflower oil and dredge on a brown paper bag. Cut the avocado in half. Use the pitless half; carve about 5 slices into the avocado half while still in its skin.
Place the seitan strips on the toasted (fried) bread.
Top with avocado slices.
Halve the grape tomatoes lengthwise and scatter them on the avocado.
Top with a mix of green leaves including beet greens, romaine, butter lettuce,baby kale, mizuna, sorrel, red oak lettuce, radicchio and more.
Serve on a plate, placing it so that it seems to be crowning the plate.
Take small bites. Savor each. Chew each mouthful well.
©Nancy Wolfson-Moche 2017
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