Strawberry and Avocado Toppers
DF GF SF V VG
Serves: 6 – 8
Memorial Day weekend is a time for gathering together with friend and families to (weather permitting!) have a cookout.
As you well know, many holiday cookouts include pasta salads, desserts, and sugary alcoholic drinks that crash gut healing and sabotage your waistline.
At the same time, warmer weather means a wider variety of fresh produce. Take advantage of that selection and you’ll guarantee at least one dish you bring to your Memorial Day gathering is Happy Gut-approved!
This favorite is easy to make and encompasses all the season’s fresh flavors. A blend of herbs and seasonal berries provides a great topping to any main dish and/or salad.
Because these toppers are free from gluten, sugar, and additives, this omega-3-rich, inflammation-lowering favorite promises major flavor while boosting gut and overall health.
2 ripe avocados, cubed and peeled
½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
½ cup fresh basil, chopped
1 cup strawberries, diced
¼ red onion, diced
½ lemon, freshly squeezed
2 tbs olive oil
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours prior to serving.
½ cup flaxseeds
¼ cup water
1 tsp garlic powder
Preheat oven to 275 degrees.
Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Adjust liquid if needed. Blend until seeds are smooth.
On a sheet pan, place parchment paper. Spread out flax mixture. Flatten with the palm of your hand or a roller.
Bake for 20 minutes, then flip and back for another 20 minutes. Crackers should be slightly crispy. If they need more time, try baking for another 10 minutes on each side.
*You can also substitute these homemade crackers with Simple Mills Gluten-Free Rosemary Almond Flour Crackers or Mary’s Gone Crackers Superseed Crackers.
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