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Breakfast Inspiration – Broccamole Toast With Dukkah

Breakfast Inspiration - Broccamole Toast With Dukkah

Broccamole is definitely a keeper in my morning and snacks routines.

I am going through a breakfast crisis, better say, breakfast inspiration crisis. I am a morning person and I like to enjoy breakfast every time possible. These days it feels like no cereal bowl, no smoothies, no tomatoes and cheese (because that’s what we eat in Romania in the summer 🙂 ), no eggs are good enough to take me out of this crisis.

But there it was, Nigella Lawson’s cookbook, Simply Nigella which got into my hands a few weeks ago, and she was excitingly describing her Broccamole recipe. Say what?!? Why did I keep my avocado plain and simple until now, when there was Broccoli, anxiously waiting to be part of morning guacamole toast?

Breakfast Inspiration - Broccamole Toast With Dukkah

My Broccamole is basically the mix between avocado, broccoli, lime juice, coriander, salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Of course you can add onion, garlic or even some chopped tomatoes, but I kind of liked keeping the taste of those two main ingredients more dominant.

Breakfast Inspiration - Broccamole Toast With Dukkah

This mix can definitely transform your breakfast from ok to wow in less than 10 minutes. And I know the struggles of waking up in the morning, and rushing through the routine to be in time for work, sometimes skipping breakfast or eating something that you don’t really enjoy, or you’re simply just stuck, as I was, in the same ol’ routine, cereals, milk, or sandwiches.

Make more, toast a few extra bread slices and take it with you as a snack for in between meals, we all know how much you starve at 11 and at 16:00, I sure did and I didn’t feel good for rushing to the vending machine for something to eat.

And will all this Broccamole going on, don’t forget about Dukkah, uhmm..a delicious spice blend with Egyptian roots. Dukkah has countless variations, but the most common recipes include nuts, sesame seeds, coriander and cumin. I made mine with toasted hazelnuts, pistachio and almonds, cumin, mustard and coriander seeds with a pinch of chili flakes and salt. And now I can’t decide if I should eat it as it is, with the teaspoon, or just store it, properly in the pantry and use it for cooking. That tasty it is.

Breakfast Inspiration - Broccamole Toast With Dukkah

I’ll leave now with the recipe, so go grab the ingredients to rock tomorrow’s breakfast 🙂

Love,

Cori

Breakfast Inspiration - Broccamole Toast With Dukkah

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By Cori Costache Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins Cooking Time: 5 mins

Broccamole is definitely a keeper in my morning and snacks routines.

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocado
  • 2 big broccoli florets
  • 1 small baguette
  • coriander leaves (from a few spears)
  • 1/2 lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • s&p to taste
  • handful of raw mixed nuts (hazelnuts, pistachio, almonds, cashew, sun flower seeds)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 +1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1+1/2 tsp crushed coriander seeds (or whole)
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes (or less if you prefer it milder)
  • salt to taste

Instructions

1

Cut the baguette in slices and toast them in a pan (like I did) or in the toaster. Set aside.

2

Cut the broccoli in florets, you will only need 2 big ones for the recipe, and wash them under running water. Blanch the florets in salted boiling water for about 2-3 minutes. Drain and set aside.

3

Separately, in a cast iron pan roast the nuts until they become golden brown. Just before the end, while the pan is still hot, add the spices and toast them for 1 minute. Remove from the pan and transfer them in the food processor or a bigger pepper mill and mince the nuts and spice mix until you get a coarse consistency (about 1-2 pulses). Set aside.

4

In the same food processor, now mix the avocado, broccoli, coriander leaves and the olive oil, adding salt, pepper and lime juice to taste. The mixture will have a more grainier texture compared to the basic avocado mix.

5

Add a generous amount of broccamole on the toasted bread and sprinkle dukkah on top.

6

Serve with joy.

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