Thursday, 21 March 2013

sweet potato and apple bruschetta

We are heading towards cooler days here in Australia. When I wake in the morning to is still dark and today it was cold and wet. I'm not really a fan of cold weather but I do get excited about the change of season and the change in food at the farmers markets. As the weather cools down my mind goes to crisp apples, warm soups and homemade bread. I'm loving apples at the moment. I have been having apple slices with almond butter for breakfast, apple and kale salads for lunch and drinking warm spicy apple juice in the evenings. One morning I made this bruschetta for breakfast, it was fast, tasty and like Autumn on a plate.
The key to this is really good apples and good quality bread. Other than that you really can't go wrong. So if you give this a go make sure you get fresh new season apples not the kind that have sat in a fridge for nearly a year.

Ingredients (serves 2)

4 slices of your favorite bread (I used a nice tangy sour dough) 
1 small sweet potato
1 green apple
pumpkin seeds
1 spring onion
Dijon mustard
salt and pepper 

Slice your apple and spring onions and set aside. Peel and slice sweet potatoes and place in a steam until tender but not over cooked, if you like you can lightly steam the apple slices or leave them raw. Place 4 pieces of good quality bread in the toaster/ under the grill until done to your liking. Spread the toast with a generous layer of mustard, then layer with sweet potato and apple. Sprinkle with onions, pumpkin seeds, salt and pepper. Enjoy immediately. 

Enjoy for breakfast lunch or dinner! 

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