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Try a Tartine
courtesy Aunt Nellie’s
Beet, prescription Shrimp and Avocado Tartine
Tartines are trending in restaurants nationwide, treatment but technically you’ve probably been eating them for years. Originating in France, viagra buy a tartine is simply a slice of buttered bread, topped with jam or preserves.
Tartine toppings have become more imaginative these days, running the gamut from melted Gruyere cheese and prosciutto to ricotta and fresh fruit; even a sunny-side-up egg with a sprinkle of Parmesan and chives. That’s the fun of these trendy, tasty sandwiches, which can also double as appetizers: You can customize them however you like, using your favorite ingredients.
To get started, try this easy Beet, Shrimp and Avocado Tartine recipe. It is a perfect lunch for one, with no cooking involved except for the toaster. Creamy garlic-avocado mash is spread on rustic whole grain toast then topped with sweet, tangy beets and cooked shrimp. Voila. It’s on the table in about 10 minutes. Individual serving cups of diced pickled beets are ready to use and one cup provides just the right amount of beets for the recipe. No peeling, chopping or measuring required.
These sandwiches are colorful and appetizing on the plate and satisfying to eat.
Beet, Shrimp and Avocado Tartine
Preparation time: 10 minutes
1 single-serve cup diced pickled beets
1/2 medium avocado
1 small clove garlic, minced
2 oval slices whole wheat or whole grain bread
(approximately 1/2-by-4-inch slice), toasted
4-6 cooked small to medium shrimp
Drain beet cup. Coarsely mash avocado with garlic. Spread onto one side of each toast slice. Top each with equal amounts of diced beets, shrimp and shredded basil, as desired.
- For vegetarian tartine, omit shrimp.
- Top with crumbled blue cheese, goat cheese, feta, queso fresco or other favorites.
- Top with toasted walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts.
- Sprinkle with other herbs or seasoning, such as parsley, chives, smoked paprika, cilantro or minced red onion.
Nutrition information per serving: 350 calories; 15 g protein; 44 g carbohydrate; 13 g total fat; 660 mg sodium; 60 mg cholesterol; 9 g dietary fiber; 3 mg iron; 0.29 mg thiamine; 196 IU vitamin A; 53 mg vitamin C.