California Avocados and Pistachios: For Breakfast or Lunch!



Over the moon for California avocado and pistachio toast!

Those who follow me on Instagram have seen my daily California avocado toast posts.   Almost every morning I toast a piece of Ezekial bread and put some mashed California  avocado on top.  Then I use tiny cookie cutters to make something pretty on top of the toast. One of my blogger friends, Olga of  Mango & Tomato,  tweeted me a suggestion the other day.  How about adding some pistachiosto that avocado toast?  Well, I just happened to have some California pistachios on hand, so I tried it.  Green avocado with green pistachios..very pretty and delicious too!

I have tried adding mangoes to my avocado toast…


Love those sweet champagne mangoes!

and Seriously Sharp Cabot cheddar cheese with bananas on the side!



This morning Olga sent me a new message, suggesting arugula.  I am not a big fan of arugula, but I did have some of that pretty lamb’s lettuce in the fridge.   I can honestly say that this is the first time I have eaten salad on my toast for breakfast, but it was perfect with the California avocado.  Lots of avocado mashed under the lettuce, with a few pretty pieces on top!


Lamb’s Lettuce is yummy on avocado toast!

By the time lunchtime rolled around,  I was still thinking about the lamb’s lettuce,  the pistachios, the mangoes…and I happened to have some leftover salmon in the fridge.   You guessed it…a new salad is born!


So pretty and so delicious!

Mâché  Salad with Salmon, Avocado, Mango, and Pistachios

For a single serving,  I used 2 cups lamb’s lettuce,  1/2 California avocado, 1/2 champagne mango,  some baked salmon pieces,  and Trader Joe’s  Champagne Pear Vinaigrette dressing.   It was divine.  California avocados and pistachios are perfect companions for both breakfast AND lunch!

Do you have breakfast ideas with California avocados?  Link your recipes through October 3, 2013 on Dine and Dish…click HERE. 

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  1. Thank you for shout out! Your creations are always so much fun and make me hungry 🙂

  2. Oh, yummy!!! Beats my morning protein bar, ANY DAY! Will miss you today, my friends, but looking forward to our weekend together next month. Cheers!
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  3. Mimi, I have to hand it to you. I have never met anybody who can come up with as many fantastic ideas on a daily basis the way you can. How do you do it? Do you keep an Avocado Muse in hiding somewhere on your beautiful ranch?

    • Hi M.C.! We look at avocados every day here…and eat them too! Might as well spice them up with some ingenuity!

  4. You’re so full of avocado creativity 🙂
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