AVOCADO TOAST WITH HERBS, RADISHES AND HARISSA
Avocado toast is everywhere, and for good reason: smooth, creamy avocado contrasts wonderfully with toasted slices of hearty bread. We like topping ours with fresh herbs, crisp radish slices and dots of harissa, a spicy Middle Eastern chile paste. You can find harissa at many specialty groceries and at Middle Eastern markets.
Avocado Toast with Herbs, Radishes and Harissa
Makes four servings
4 slices whole-grain bread (about ½ inch thick)
2 ripe avocados—halved, pitted and thinly sliced lengthwise
2 radishes, thinly sliced
¼ cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
¼ cup roughly torn chives
Juice of ½ a lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
Flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- In a toaster, skillet or oven, toast the bread until crisp. Slice each piece of toast on the diagonal.
- In a bowl, toss the radishes and herbs with the lemon juice and olive oil.
- Fan the avocado slices over the warm toast, using half an avocado per slice of bread.
- Add a generous dot of harissa to each toast half, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spoon the radish mixture on top of each piece of toast, distributing evenly. Transfer to a serving plate or board and serve.