Creamy, dreamy, and packed with protein, Sweet Pea Power Pesto Avocado Toast is easy to whip up and perfect for a quick lunch or festive brunch.
½ cup frozen peas, defrosted (or fresh, shelled peas)
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
⅓ cup toasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast*
½ cup ripe avocado
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
4 slices of gluten-free or whole wheat bread, toasted
1 large, ripe avocado, sliced
4 radishes, thinly sliced
½ cup pea shoots
¼ teaspoon flaked sea salt
- Add the peas, garlic, pepitas, nutritional yeast, avocado, lemon juice, and salt to a food processor. Pulse until the ingredients are well combined. Turn to high and drizzle in the olive oil. Continue to blend until smooth.
- Divide the pesto between the four slices of toast. Spread evenly, then top with sliced avocado, radish slices, pea shoots, and a sprinkle of sea salt.
*Nutritional yeast adds a cheesy flavor without containing any dairy. Find it on the bulk aisle of your natural foods store, or in the baking section. If you can’t find or don’t want to use it, feel free to omit, though it will be missing that “cheesy” flavor.
Not feeling toast? Toss with warm pasta and a little pasta cooking water to thin the pesto. Yum!
If you can’t find or don’t want to use pepitas, sunflower seeds will work instead.