Saturday Mix | A Sunny Avocado Toast

March 19, 2016

A Sunny Avocado Toast // by Faring Well #vegan #recipe

Its almost spring! Two more days. Can you feel it? I could last week. We had about a month of warm, sixty to seventy degree weather. And then winter dropped four inches of snow on us yesterday. It was like the child crying for attention after their new baby brother or sister is born. WHAT ABOUT ME. With children, of course, I have much more sympathy. But winter? I’m like PEACE OUT YO. We’ve moved on. So I’m shrugging off the snow and getting amped for a little spring celebration in a few days. Starting with this sunshine avocado toast! Wait, you’ve never seen avocado on toast before? I know, I’m brilliant, a true trend setter. I’ll accept my award later, but for now lets move onto this slice of sunshine. Its inspired by a toast Scott loves to get at our fave neighborhood cafe here in Capitol Hill, called Black Eye. They use cashew butter instead of tahini, and top it off with roasted cashews rather than jalapeños. This version and theirs are totally stellar and you should try them both for sure. Here I love the slight bitterness from the tahini to balance the sweet corn. Then there is the creamy avocado, a little chili powder and jalapeño for spice, and fresh cilantro with a squeeze of lime to keep things fresh. Its filling, and a down right lip-smackable kind of delicious. I hope you guys have fun times lined up this weekend, maybe I’ll make a little snowman to send winter off without a frown.

You might have seen my Instagram post last week, but I am currently obsessing over the Love & Lemons cookbook. Its so beautiful and functional. It truly feels like the most revolutionary way to curate a cookbook, and I am a big advocate for a copy being in everyone’s kitchen!

Are you sick of my house plant links yet? Cause I am still riding that train and loving this post on all the stellar varieties trending this year! One of each. Please.

I’ve never followed a fashion blog, until I stumbled upon Unfancy, and I’ve fallen for her clean and simple approach to looking stellar without all the frills.

If I could have a few of my favorite bloggers cook for me this weekend I would choose Laura’s sweet potato noodle salad, Nina’s banana bread, and The Kitchn’s veggie nori rolls to ring in spring!

I am constantly blown away by all the amazing content Gena pumps out each week – she is a living inspiration. And her post this past week on her crazy, endless list of brilliant lunch bowl combinations has me feeling super motivated to shake things up more often.

My Vitamix arrives next week (!!!) and before I hyperventilate and pass out from excitement, having waited over five years for this glorious machine to grace my kitchen with its presence, I want to BLEND EVERYTHING. Any favorites?

This is my album of the week, I will forever be on summer vacation in high school when it plays. Even in the midst of this bloody snowstorm.

My theme for this weekend (week?) (life?). 

Makes 2 servings.

2 large slices of whole grain bread
2 tablespoons tahini
1/2 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons of water
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
2 medium, ripe avocados
fresh cilantro leaves
thinly sliced jalapeño
1 lime, quartered

Add the frozen corn and 2 tablespoons of water to a saucepan on the stove and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover, and let cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain the corn and add to a small bowl with the salt and chili powder. Toss and set aside.

Toast the two slices of bread and spread a tablespoon (or two) of tahini on each slice. Remove the pit and skin from each avocado, slice, and divide between the two toasts. Top each toast with the seasoned corn, a few leaves of fresh cilantro, jalapeño slices, and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy right away.


A Sunny Avocado Toast // by Faring Well #vegan #recipe


  • Reply Nina @ Nourish Atelier March 19, 2016 at 3:50 am

    Yum, Jessie, this avo toast is next level! Great Links again and so fun to see my banana bread in there :) aauww!
    Did you say Vitamix :) Enjoy blending, it’s been on my wish list for ages! And let’s stay stoked! Have beautiful weekend sunshine girl!

    • Reply Faring Well March 22, 2016 at 10:49 am

      Eee yay thank you Nina! I’m glad this toast is speaking to you like it did me, and of course about your STELLAR banana bread. Sheesh. Need to whip up a batch stat. Hope you’re week is sunny and that you’re staying stoked! ;)

  • Reply Erin March 19, 2016 at 4:30 am

    There can never be too many recipes for avocado toast! And this one is definitely calling my name! So bright and beautiful. Love it xx

    • Reply Faring Well March 22, 2016 at 10:49 am

      I totes agree, and thank you Erin! <3

  • Reply Rebeca March 19, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Avocado toast with tahini? You’re speaking my love langauge, Jessie. Only good things can happen when you combine the two of them.

    I’ve never followed fashion blogs either; I’ve always felt they “say(s) nothing to me about my life”. Like, do people really have the time to think about the very last detail of their outfit and always look so perfect? My style is more like ” oh crap, I’m going to be late! These jeans and that tee will work.” Do I make sense or do I sound like a crazy perdón? Probably the latter, haha. Unfancy does look neat, though.

    For your brand new Vitamix (!), my favourite smoothie bowl this past winter:
    Happy weekend!

    • Reply Rebeca March 19, 2016 at 5:44 am

      Silly autocorrect… Perdón should be person!

      • Reply Faring Well March 23, 2016 at 8:50 am

        I think the way we feel about fashion is probably the way lots of people feel about food! To each his/her own ;) right?! <3

        And thank you for that link! That smoothie bowl looks and sounds so so delicious Rebeca! XO

  • Reply lindsey March 19, 2016 at 7:34 am

    loving all these sunshine-y vibes, lady! the perfect toast to usher in spring :) excited for all your blending, the Vitamix seriously changes lives. we actually just upgraded to a new model which has the ability to self-clean which is such a game-changer for dishwasher-less city peeps ;) so, enjoy enjoy!!! xo

    • Reply Faring Well March 23, 2016 at 8:51 am

      Ooo I love the sound of this upgrade Lindsey! And thank you, totally already blending everything in my mind right now, it couldn’t get her faster ;) happy happy spring friend! <3

  • Reply Laura March 19, 2016 at 8:05 am

    I would cook you salad any time, girl! Thanks for the link-up, and this toast looks incredible. I’m still too scared to try avocado again though haha ;)

    • Reply Faring Well March 23, 2016 at 8:52 am

      I love it, “cook you salad” – adore you, and hope it happens in person one day! Thanks for the toast love, so sorry to hear about that darn avo incident. What a weird thing?! Anywho, happy spring Laura! XO

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full March 19, 2016 at 8:18 am

    AHHHH you’re geting a Vitamix!!!!! I am simultaneously insanely jealous + insanely excited for you! But seriously, my mind is racing with all the amazing culinary possibilities that are open to you now. AHH!! (P.S. This avocado toast looks so vibrant and happy! It really is a sunny toast!!)

    • Reply Faring Well March 23, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Ah thank you Sarah! So much excitement. Love it. xoxo

  • Reply Emma {Emma's Little Kitchen} March 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Crushing so hard on this trumped up avo toast! Corn + tahini = lush!

    • Reply Faring Well March 23, 2016 at 8:53 am

      Eee thank you Emma! We think so too! <3

  • Reply Maya | Spice + Sprout March 19, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I totally feel ya! We got a light blanket of snow yesterday but I just wasn’t having any of it and walked out of the house wearing rolled up jeans and a light spring jacket… Still firmly backing up my choices haha. Love this toast, it gives me all the spring vibes I am looking for <3

    • Reply Faring Well March 23, 2016 at 8:54 am

      YES! I will be doing the same today. Hang in there girl! We are almost home free <3

  • Reply danielle // rooting the sun March 19, 2016 at 9:42 am

    two of the best joys, jessie: all of the sunshine beaming from your avocado toast (it’s snowing here as we speak!) and third eye blind forever (and the forever after that). happy weekend love! xo

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High March 19, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Love this toast! It looks so bright and refreshing. Also, I’m obsessed with Caroline (Unfancy)’s blog! I love her style.

  • Reply Amy | Lemon and Coconut March 19, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I LOVE avocado on toast, especially with tahini and lemon and salt, I could eat only that. Bring on Spring!! :)

  • Reply La petite poire March 20, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Hi Jessie! I just love the colours used in your delicious looking avocado toast. Just the welcome to springtime we all need and the jalapeños just make it for me!!!! I can’t wait to try. Well done 🍐

  • Reply Jayme | holly & flora March 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    You already know my thoughts about this avo toast. I crave this on the daily. This makes me so happy just seeing that you made it – we’ll have to go back to Black Eye one of these days soon. I’m overdue for another one of these. I’m sure yours is just as good, if not better! ;-) XO

  • Reply Jodi March 21, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Happy Spring, Jessie! This toast is so sunny and delightful – I can’t wait for all the fresh veggies to pop up over here! I alm so, so pumped for you and your vitamix, I’m thinking it’s going to be love at first blend. I don’t have one (yet!) but I’m so curious to see how quickly it can pump out nut butters :) Be more stoked. YES. xx

  • Reply Lauren March 21, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Okay, I’ve tried to post this comment three times so apologies if this is a repeat :)

    I think you may have accidentally left out the avocado in the recipe :) I eat that toast from Black Eye (their LoHi location, which actually uses a pea puree instead of cashew butter and it is equally phenomenal!) about once a week. I can’t wait to try your version!

    • Reply Faring Well March 21, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Sorry your comments kept going to spam Lauren! I don’t know why. But I just saved them :). Thank you for letting me know I left out the most important ingredient (**covers eyes in shame**) haha! Just fixed it so it should be swell now. Still need to try that location’s toast too! That pea spread sounds super YUM.

  • Reply Gena March 24, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Savory breakfast is just about my favorite thing, so naturally I love this wonderful, sunny toast. And thank you so very much for including my bowl post. I could say the same about how impressed I am with what you create here each week on your blog!

    • Reply Faring Well March 28, 2016 at 3:15 pm

      Aw thank you Gena! You are the best. So sweet of you to say. I’m all for the savories when I wake up too <3

  • Reply Barb@ThatWasVegan? March 28, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    A) This toast looks fantastic, I want to eat it all right now, and B) I work in Cap Hill, so how is it not possible that I’ve never even heard of Black Eye!?

    • Reply Faring Well March 28, 2016 at 3:16 pm

      AH. Get yourself there ASAP lady, deal!?

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