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Creamy Avocado Pesto Toast with Tuna


Infusing avocado with the heady scent and flavor of basil adds an unexpected zing to this super-creamy version of pesto. Use as a topping on a thick slab of sourdough or whole-grain toast and serve alongside freshly seared tuna and veggies, and you’ve got a finger-licking way to enjoy your day!


Prepare the Marinade

1. Combine marinade ingredients and whisk well.
2. Pour marinade into a non-reactive dish or ziplock bag, and place the tuna steaks into the dish, turning to coat. Marinate for about one hour.
3. Grease a large grill pan with a bit of oil. On high heat, heat the pan until almost smoking. Grill tuna for one to two minutes per side and remove from pan. Set aside to rest, loosely covered with foil.

Prepare the Pesto

1. Place ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl to incorporate all of the mixture.

Assemble the Sandwich

1. Toast the bread lightly.
2. Spread one to two tablespoons of avocado pesto onto the toast.
3. Top with vegetables, tuna steak, a bit more pesto, and some freshly ground black pepper. Drizzle with sour cream, if desired. Serve immediately.


Be sure to wash and check the fresh produce according to the instructions of your posek.


Food and Prop Styling by Goldie Stern
Photography by Felicia Perretti