Another Saturday, another sweet potato and avocado filled brunch! For day 28 of my vegan Whole30, brunch’s theme was “stuff on sliced vegetables.” I made yet another vegan Whole30 avocado toast spin. This time, I topped sweet potato toast with mashed avocado and finished it with a hefty sprinkle of my Brazil nut parmesan. To go with the sweet potato toast, I sliced some tomatoes I got at the farmers market just that morning and topped them with pesto and radish microgreens. Instead of the traditional basil and pine nuts (which I also love!), this pesto had a charred spring onion and pistachio base. That combo is very sweet, and the resulting hummus is super buttery. I really can’t think of anything it wouldn’t go with 🙂
This brunch was pretty light. Because of that, it’s not super high in protein. One serving of the toast provides 3.5g protein from sweet potato, 2g protein from avocado and 2g protein from Brazil nut parm. It’s a little harder to guess how much protein was in the pesto tomatoes, but one batch of the pesto has a total of 12.5g protein from cashews. If you’re hungry, you could definitely double up on either the avocado toast or tomatoes!
- 2 very large sweet potatoes (about 1 lb. each), peeled and cut into 4 slices lengthwise each
- olive oil, for brushing
- 2 avocados
- juice of 1 lemon
- ¼ c. Brazil nut parmesan (recipe here)
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Spread out the sweet potato slices on 1 or 2 greased or lined baking sheets. Brush with oil. Bake until tender, about 20-25 minutes.
- Lightly mash the avocado and lemon juice in a bowl until it forms a chunky puree.
- Top sweet potatoes with the avocado mixture, then sprinkle with Brazil nut parmesan.
- 5 T. olive oil, divided
- 2 large bunches spring onions or scallions, chopped into 1-2" lengths
- ½ c. shelled pistachios
- 2 T. lemon juice
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¾ tsp. sea salt
- Heat 1 T. oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until charred all over, about 5 minutes.
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor until mostly but not completely smooth.