Strawberry Avocado Toast

This version of avocado toast from F&W takes things to the next level. So good!

6 scallions
2 cups strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 avocado cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
Salt and pepper
Four 1-inch-thick slices rustic bread
Extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing and drizzling
1 garlic clove
8 ounces burrata, cut into bite-size pieces
Balsamic vinegar, for drizzling
Flaky sea salt and torn basil, for garnish

Light a grill. Grill the scallions over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred, 3 minutes. Transfer to a work surface and let cool, then cut into 1-inch lengths. Leave the grill on.

In a medium bowl, mix the scallions with the strawberries, avocado, lemon juice and crushed red pepper. Season with kosher salt and black pepper and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush the bread with olive oil and grill over high heat, turning once, until lightly charred, about 3 minutes. Transfer to a platter and rub with the garlic clove.

Top with the burrata and the strawberry salad. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Garnish with flaky sea salt and torn basil.

Serves 4.

Bahn Mi Bowl

Another winner from Skinny Taste! I love the bowl – easy one dish meal packed with lots of flavor!

1 lb pork tenderloin
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
3 cloves crushed garlic
1 jalapeno, minced
1/4 c soy sauce*
1 tbsp brown sugar

For the pickled carrot:
6 tbsp distilled white vinegar
1/4 c sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 c shredded carrots
4 radishes, cut into matchsticks

For the bowls:
3 c cooked brown rice
1 c romaine, chopped
1 c thinly sliced English cucumbers
1 small jalapeno, thinly sliced
1/4 c cilantro leaves

Season the pork with salt and pepper and place into the slow cooker. Combine the garlic, jalapeno, soy sauce and brown sugar and stir to dissolve, pour over the pork. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours until the pork is very tender, turning once half way through. When the pork is ready, shred the meat. Reserve the sauce.

Meanwhile, while the pork is cooking, make the pickled carrots and radish: In a medium bowl, combine the vinegar, sugar and salt and stir until dissolved. Add the carrots and radish and let it sit for about 30 minutes. Drain well and refrigerate until ready to use.

To assemble the bowls, place 3/4 c rice in each bowl, top each with about 2 1/2 oz pork, drizzle with 2 tablespoons of the reserved sauce then top with the 1/4 c shredded cabbage, 1/4 cbpickled carrots, 1/4 c cucumber, sliced jalapenos and cilantro.

Serves 4.