Smoked salmon, avocado & beet crostini with whipped cream

Smoked salmon, avocado & beet crostini with whipped cream

Smoked salmon, avocado & beet crostini with whipped cream
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought it might be fun to come up with an easy-to-prepare menu dedicated to men (or women) who don’t cook very often. I designed a menu with recipes that have three steps or less, so you don’t need to be a whiz in the kitchen to cook them.

The idea came to me during a serious conversation with my boyfriend.

Marilou: I’d love it if you cooked me something for Valentine’s Day.

Alex: Same.

Marilou: Don’t be so enthusiastic…

Alex: You’ll be disappointed. All I can make is toast.

Marilou: Sounds good to me.

Alex: Really?

Marilou: Yup, but just wait till you see the toast recipe I’ve got for you!

Alex: …

  • ServesServes 2
  • Prep time10 min
  • Cook time-
  • Timeout-
  • FreezingFreezes well

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado, finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
    Replacement options

    or lime juice

  • 2 tablespoons pickled beets, finely diced
  • 2 slices white bread
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    or bread of your choice

  • 4 oz smoked salmon
  • Salt and pepper
For the whipped cream
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon store-bought horseradish (sold in a jar) *Optional, but highly recommended
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Steps

  1. In a bowl, whip all the whipped cream ingredients until the texture is smooth. Refrigerate.
  2. In a bowl, combine the avocado, chives, and lemon juice. Season. Refrigerate.
  3. When ready to serve, toast the bread and top with the whipped cream, smoked salmon, avocado mixture, and beets.
Recipe published on August 19, 2018