Avocado main3Sometimes you just can’t overthink lunch.  Often the simplest things are the most memorable & most yummy! I would say it’s fairly safe to bet that if there’s a kale salad or an avocade toast on a menu, I swoon & ultimately need to order it!

Kale and ripe avocados are also essential staples when I visit the market & always have a place in my kitchen, so this easy breezy lunch is an amalgam of the overtly obvious for me.

We all have an arsenal of fave recipes we pull from of our bag of tricks when in need of a quickie, inspired, inpromptu lunch.  This is hands down the dish I turn to most often when hosting family & friends out at my  house in Amagansett. It’s guaranteed to please…super hearty, & healthy!

Honestly, it’s just so easy to throw together & swoon~able. Trick here is a surplus of lemon, a touch of spice, maldon sea salt, and some great quality Extra Virgin Olive Oil. My personal building blocks of flavor!

Avocado & Kale Toast


  • Ingredients

      • 1 ripe avocado
      • 2-3 leaves Tuscan kale leaves
      • 1 pint baby tomatoes (cherry, heirloom, grapes)
      • 1 small shallot
      • 1 lemon
      • 2 slices whole grain bread
      • Maldon sea salt
      • Crushed red pepper
      • Extra virgin olive oil
  • The Prep

    • Remove spines from your kale, stack leaves, & chop into very fine ribbons, chiffonade style

      Peel a long strip of rind from your lemon and slice very thin (you can also use a lemon zester)

      Cut shallot in half and cut into half moon slices. Cut 8-10 tomatoes in half

      Put above ingredients together in a small bowl, add a drizzle of evoo $ squeeze half a lemon, season with maldon sea salt. Let flavors develop and set aside

      Cut avocado in half and remove pit. Cut 4 slices length and 4 slices width, creating a grid. Careful not to cut through the skin. Scoop out inside of avocado with a spoon.

      Place avocado cubes into a bowl. Season with red pepper and sea salt. Squeeze other half of lemon with a fork so that all elements combine.

      Toast your bread wile smashing the avocado. Place the avocado mixture onto the bread and place your kale and tomato salad atop the avocado.

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