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Southwest Avocado Toast

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. ­– Who doesn’t love avocados? For today’s Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is combining avocados with an assortment of vegetables and serving up Southwest Avocado Toast.

“Our recipes are great for getting kids to help in the kitchen. Kids are more likely to try new foods when they helped make them.”

–Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension nutrition specialist and registered dietitian

Ingredients

  • Four slices of whole-wheat bread, toasted
  • One avocado
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • ½ cup corn
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Lime juice, to taste

Pro Tip

Canned vegetables are great but can be full of salt. Drain and rinse the black beans and other canned vegetables before using.


Directions

Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out the inside. Spread the avocado on each slice of bread. In a bowl, mix the beans, corn, tomatoes and onion. If using canned ingredients, be sure to drain and rinse the vegetables. Add this mixture onto each slice of bread, and top with salt, pepper and lime juice.

Want to learn more? Step by step instructions for the Southwest Avocado Toast recipe, as well as an instructional video, are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.


Live Well Alabama

Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.

“Live Well Alabama recipes are all about trying fruits and veggies in tasty, easy and budget-friendly ways,” Funderburk said. “Our recipes are easy to prepare, and they don’t require any fancy kitchen equipment.”

Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget friendly.

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