Edamame, olive oil, lime, nori sea salt and avocado on Italian toast is going to be my appetizer of choice this Sunday.
I love Super Bowl Sunday. It’s the first serious feast since the New Year and a great time to pull out big, hearty comfort food and appetizers, dips and spreads.
Bean spreads have been on my mind all week. I made a big pot of bean soup last week and had cannellini beans left over that I didn’t use for the soup. The white beans turned into an aromatic spread for a Tuscan bruschetta with crispy kale. Alongside the white bean spread, I made this silky smooth and sultry edamame spread using avocado and nori sea salt. This is not only hearty and satisfying, it’s a healthy choice, especially brain health.
Did you ever walk into a room and forget what you went in there for? It’s the one reason I get a ton of exercise, because I go up and down my stairs all day, forgetting what I went up for and why I implemented these. Aside from post it notes and white boards, if I can boost my brain with food, all the better. Edamame and avocado are both considered super brain food and this doubled up solution is not just rich, tasty and addicting, it’s guilt free. The more you eat, the happier your brain and body will be.
I love it best on chewy Italian grilled bread, but it would be just as good on celery sticks.
If you are hosting a party, these can easily be made a day ahead. If you need to take something to a super bowl party, I still love this idea of transporting it in a mason jar.
I added nori sea salt but you could use a regular sea salt.
Crostini with Edamame Avocado Spread
- 16 oz package edamame beans
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 large garlic clove
- juice of one lime
- 2 tablespoons chopped parsley or cilantro
- 1 avocado
- freshly ground black pepper
- nori sea salt or you can use sea salt
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped jalapeno optional
- Italian sour dough bread
- Put all ingredients except avocado into blender and mix.
- Peel and remove stone from avocado. Add avocado and blend.
- As an option to add in some heat, add in a teaspoon of minced jalapeno) or as much as you prefer.
- Grill or toast bread. Top with spread. Garnish with nori sea salt.
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