Salmon & Avocado on Toast

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 baguette
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) regular sour cream
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) each salt and ground black pepper
  • Snipped chives (optional)
  • 1 avocado
  • 12 slices smoked salmon, about 1/2 lb (250 g)

PREPARATION

Make ahead:
Toast baguette slices up to 2 days before serving. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Prepare cumin-lime sauce up to 1 day ahead. Wrap and refrigerate. Don’t slice avocado until just before it’s needed (or else it will turn brown). When ready to serve, slice and peel avocado and assemble toasts.

  1. Preheat oven to 400F (200C). Cut 12 slices from baguette, each about 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. Serve leftover baguette with dinner or use the next day for french toast. Arrange slices on a large baking sheet. Toast in centre of 400F (200C) oven, turning over halfway through, until bread is golden and crisp on both sides, from 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from oven. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. To make cumin-lime sauce, finely mince onion. It should measure about 1/4 cup (50 mL). Do not use any more than this or the onion will be overpowering. Place in a small bowl. Stir in sour cream, lime juice, cumin, salt, pepper and chives, if using. Taste, then add more seasoning, if needed.
  3. Slice avocado in half, remove peel and discard pit. Slice each half crosswise into 12 slices, each about 1/4 inch (0.5 cm) thick. Spread slices out, then sprinkle with additional pinches of salt and pepper, if you like. Spread about 1 heaping teaspoon (7 mL) cumin-lime sauce over each baguette toast. Place 2 slices of avocado on each toast. Cover with a piece of salmon, folding over or draping to fit. Then place 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sauce on salmon. Repeat with remaining toasts, salmon and sauce. Arrange on a platter and serve immediately.
  4. Spread the spinach filling over half the omelette, leaving a 10mm border and reserving 1 tablespoon of the mixture for the garnish. Lift up the omelette at the edge nearest the handle and fold in half, slightly off-centre, so the filling just peeks out. Cook for 2 minutes. Slide the omelette onto a plate and garnish with the reserved filling. Serve at once.

NUTRITION

Nutrients per toast
5.4 g protein
5.2 g fat
9.4 g carbohydrates
1.3 g fibre
0.8 mg iron
26 mg calcium
287 mg sodium
104 calories