This golden beet and avocado toast is easy to make & so delicious, with a wonderfully fresh lemon-dill dressing. Great for lunch or brunch, especially topped with a poached egg too!
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There are a few things I make that I never share because I don't quite love them enough or they need a bit of tweaking. Most things you see we really enjoyed so I'm happy to tell you all about them. Then there are a few that I get really excited about as they were so delicious I can hardly describe them properly.
I think this golden beet and avocado toast might be one of those.
I ate them so quickly (well, as quick as I could with one hand and them falling apart a bit thanks to baby in the other arm), but still savoring every bite. It helps I love everything that goes in them and they are really easy, but they also come together so well too. The lemon-dill dressing just tops them off for a wonderfully fresh, tasty lunch or brunch.
My eldest son's first food was avocado and he wasn't much of a fan at first. In fact he took quite a while to like it but now it's one of his favorite foods, as it is mine. He hasn't got there with beets yet, although he's happy enough to eat them baked into things when he doesn't know they are there, like my beet brownies.
How are golden beets different?
I suspect as I hopefully get my son on to beets, golden beets might be one he takes to first. While I love beetroot these days, I can understand how the almost iron-y flavor can be off-putting.
Golden beets don't really have that, they are definitely more mellow and I'd recommend trying them even if you are unsure about beets in general. Particularly roasted, they have a lovely rounded, slightly sweet flavor. They go perfectly with everything else in these golden beet and avocado toast, too.
How to make this beet and avocado toast
This is a really easy dish to make and you can prepare some ahead of time, too. You can roast the golden beets a few days in advance and store them in the fridge until needed.
Then, peel and slice them, along with the avocado, when you're ready. Whisk together the dressing ingredients, toast the bread, and poach the egg if you're including one. Lay on your sliced beets and avocado, drizzle over the dressing and you're good to go.
Hopefully you'll have two rather than just one free hand to eat them as this is a toast/ sandwich that can fall apart a little but it's worth persevering for all the great flavors.
While this golden beet and avocado toast might not be quite like a lot of the avocado toasts you see a lot of at the moment, I personally would say it's better. The avocado and golden beets go well together and particularly with the lemon-dill dressing, they're so fresh and tasty. A handful of pea shoots on top gives a nice contrasting crispness and adds to the spring-like flavors.
You can also do as I did and add a poached egg for a truly delicious breakfast sandwich. Without, though, it's vegan and still really good - this is a tasty sandwich so many people can enjoy. It's just as well, this is one fantastic (and healthy) twist on toast.
Try these other sandwiches and toasts:
- Danish smørrebrød (open sandwiches) with remoulade
- Basil ricotta toast
- Caprese focaccia sandwich
- Banh mi-style soft shell crab sandwich
- Plus get more lunch recipes in the archives.
Golden beet and avocado toast with lemon-dill dressing
- ½ avocado
- ½ golden beet med-large, cooked and cooled (I usually roast, wrapped in foil approx 45min at 400F)
- 2 slices bread eg pain de campagne, sourdough
- 1 handful pea shoots
- 1 poached egg top top, or use 2, optional
For the dressing
- 2 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ teaspoon honey or sugar
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill chopped
- Peel and slice the avocado and golden beet. Toast the bread and poach the eggs, if including.
- Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
- Lay slices of avocado and beet on the bread in alternate 'stripes'. Top with the eggs, if using, then the pea shoots. Drizzle over the dressing and enjoy.
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