This Halloween, why not get down with a ROYO recipe in orange and green, made with nature’s bounty but still delicious?! Even if you’re skipping trick-or-treat festivities this year, you can treat yourself (and your health kick) with this gorgeous ROYO toast that works for any meal (or snack) of the day. If you ask us, it’s a nice way to give a nod to the festivities without indulging in ill-advised face paint.
This one involves minimal cooking and just a handful of whole ingredients like roasted red pepper hummus (here are some brands that slay the game, or if you’re ambitious, you can make your own and save the rest for later), organic green beans (please never use canned!), ROYO bread, and black sesame seeds (for both flavor and spook factor!).
Here’s all you need:
Ingredients for one serving of ROYO Halloween Toast:
2 tbsp roasted red pepper hummus
1 tsp avocado oil
½ cup organic green beans, fresh or frozen
½ tsp black sesame seeds
Pinch of salt and black pepper
Take your well toasted (or in my case, very well toasted) slice of ROYO bread and smear on the beautifully colored hummus. If you want bolder flavor (and color) here, you can sprinkle on some paprika. In the meantime, heat up the oil in a skillet. Saute the green beans only until they are cooked, but not mushy! A bright and crispy green bean is critical. (Nobody likes a dull, soggy toast!) This shouldn’t take longer than a few minutes.
Toward the end of cooking, add sea salt and black pepper to taste. Remove the beans with a slotted spoon to drain any excess oil and layer them carefully on top of the hummus. For a rich, nutty, and slightly bitter flavor add, top the toast with black sesame (we really love how well this ties the theme together). For a yummy finishing touch, feel free to drizzle some extra-virgin olive oil on top of your toast.
And in terms of nutritional benefits, this complete and hearty meal has got them aplenty. The chickpeas in the hummus are an excellent source of plant-based protein in addition to the ground flax base of the RoYo bread. (The caraway seeds in the rye variety may help reduce inflammation, as a bonus.) Vitamin-rich red pepper boasts a host of health benefits, too. And let’s not forget the powerhouse: those green beans! Think silicon, folate, a range of vitamins, and fiber (hello, digestion!).
From our full tummy to yours, Happy Halloween!
Jasmine Dilmanian is a writer and editor based in New York who always has an eye on the latest in personal health. As of late, she has contributed to the Heavenly Tea Leaves blog and worked with NYT best-selling author and mental wellness guru, Jessica Joines. Jasmine has contributed to various lifestyle and fashion publications including The New Yorker, Town & Country, New York magazine/The Cut, Womenswear Daily, Travel + Leisure, Tablet, and Time Out. Proficient in multiple languages, Jasmine's interests include travel, health, interior design (Instagram: @downfordecor), media, music, fashion, and politics.