I have recently started trying to eat a more vegan diet and cooking a lot more meals at home. I have been vegetarian for over a year, but my biggest vice is cheese! I’m hoping that by the end of 2018 I will be 100% dairy free, but I am taking a slower approach for now. I am not much of a cook, I really hate all the preparation and waiting around for my food to be done cooking, so I like to keep meals quick and simple. Today I am sharing my favorite go-to 10 minute meal – avocado toast with some Mexican flair and a side of roasted corn on the cob!
- Ezekiel Bread
- Black Beans
- Lime Juice (not pictured)
- Crushed Red Pepper
Avocado toast is obviously very easy to put together, so I’m sure you don’t need much of a “how to” guideline, but I’ll do it anyway. I toasted my Ezekiel bread for about two minutes and then slathered a thin layer of avocado on my toast. Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of avocado, but I’ve been trying to eat it more often because it is such a great super food. You can out as little or as much avocado as you’d like! Then I layered my salsa, black beans, a little bit of red pepper, lime juice, and a sprinkle of cilantro. Super simple, but so delicious and filling!
Then for my side, I love a good corn on the cob! I didn’t have a grill at my apartment, which is my preferred way to cook corn on the cob, so I just roasted it in a pan! This way is a little quicker, anyway.
- Corn on the Cob
- Vegan Butter (Earth Balance is my favorite!)
- Minced Garlic
- Chili Powder
- Lime Juice
- Cilantro (optional)
I start by throwing the corn on the cob into the pan (make sure you wash it beforehand) and then coat it with my vegan butter. I also toss my minced garlic into the pan and let it all simmer together. Once it starts to cook and turns a little more golden, I go in with my seasonings – a little salt, pepper, lime juice, and lots of chili powder. You can also top it with cilantro once you’re finished, but I decided not to since my toast already had some!
I know this meal was very basic and simple but I hope you enjoyed reading and try this out on your own! Let me know your favorite ways to spice up your avocado toast so I can try something new out, as well!