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Pesto Salmon Tartine

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15 minutes

1 Serving

Avocado isn’t the only thing you can put on toast.

Top a healthy slice of bread with smoked salmon, Parmesan, and vegetable-packed pesto to make this balanced, protein-rich breakfast.

Getting enough protein in the morning is super important since it sets you up for a productive day filled with good food choices. It provides energy and also fills you up, so you’ll feel satiated from the get-go and won’t overeat during the rest of the day’s meals (and snack times).

Bonus: you’ll likely end up with extra pesto you can stick in the fridge to use later for flavorful salads or a veggie pasta dish.

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15 minutes

1 Serving


1 slice Sprouted grain bread, toasted

2 teaspoons arugula pesto

1/4 cup pine nuts

1 clove garlic, minced or pressed

1 cup arugula leaves, packed

2 tablespoons fresh parmesan, grated

1/2 cup avocado oil

5 thin slices cucumber

2 slices smoked salmon

few thin slices red onion

1 wedge fresh lemon

sprinkle fleur de sel



Pesto Salmon Tartine
  1. Make the pesto. Place arugula, pine nuts, garlic, parmesan and avocado oil in a blender and blend into a paste, about a minute.
  2. Spread the pesto on the toast.
  3. Layer the cucumber slices and salmon over the pesto and top with a thin layer of the red onion. Add a sprinkle of flour de del and serve with a lemon wedge.


Fish for breakfast may sound a little weird, but smoked salmon is super delicious in the AM and delivers protein and healthy fats to start your day right. It can also be tough to get in green vegetables early in the day, and pesto makes it easy. This also works really well for lunch.

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