AVOCADO NORI CROSTINI
MAKES 16 CROSTINI
2 sheets of nori ½ cup mashed avocado (about 1 large) ½ tsp fresh lemon juice ¼ tsp sea salt 4 slices sprouted-grain bread* 1 tbsp coconut oil 1 tbsp chia seeds ¼ cup chopped raw walnuts
Over a wide bowl, crumble the sheets of nori into the smallest flakes possible. In a small mixing bowl, combine the mashed avocado, lemon juice and sea salt. Gently fold half the crushed nori flakes into the mixture until thoroughly mixed together. Toast the bread until golden, 1 to 2 minutes on each side. Lightly brush one side of each piece of toast with coconut oil and cut it into quarters. Spread each quarter with a spoonful of avocado mixture, then sprinkle with chia seeds, some of the remaining nori flakes and a few of the walnuts. Arrange on a plate and serve immediately. *Sprouted-grain bread, which is now available at many natural food stores, has a pleasant, lightly nutty flavour and is particularly beneficial, thanks to its naturally higher protein content. For more traditional crostini, use thick slices of a toasted baguette instead.