Avocado toast has earned its place in the hearts of the current generation, but I’m always looking for ways to spruce it up a bit. When I came across an idea for a high protein version, I was intrigued. My young daughters already love avocado toast, so how come I sneak some extra protein in there? The answer arrives in the form of the almighty tofu. If you haven’t tried tofu yet, I sincerely ask you to give it a shot. I know very few people who have actually tried it and not liked it. The problem seems to be that it intimates people. Think of tofu as your blank canvas; you can sauce and season it however you want and it readily absorbs the flavors. It crisps up nicely and can be made a variety of different ways. I really think tofu is on the receiving end of a lot of unfair hate! I’m hoping times are changing though, and maybe this simple recipe can be someone’s gateway to the tofu realm. If you don’t have nutritional yeast, you can leave it out, but a little extra salt might be helpful.
Two slices of your favorite bread (I like Dave’s Killer Bread)
Half of an avocado
Juice of half a lemon
1/4 cup extra firm tofu, drained
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)
Dash of salt
Dash of pepper
Half tablespoon of vegan butter for frying
Throw your avocado, lemon juice, tofu, garlic powder, nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
Mash it with a fork or guacamole masher until it is well combined. The tofu will not be completely mashed, and that’s ok.
Heat your vegan butter in a pan over medium heat. Spread the mixture on one slice of bread.
Top with the other piece to make a sandwich.
Grill in pan for a few minutes until golden brown, then flip and grill other side.
Cut in half and enjoy!