Smoked Salmon & Avocado Pancake
This is one of my favourite lunchtime dishes. Light, easy to make and very tasty. You can vary the topping according to what you fancy on the day. The pancakes are rich in protein and gluten free too!
250g buckwheat flour
400 ml milk – e.g. soy, almond or oat
Sunflower oil for cooking
(This quantity makes 8-10 pancakes.)
Topping for each pancake:
1 slice smoked salmon
½ avocado pear - mashed
1 tomato - sliced
Handful of dark green salad leaves e.g. rocket and spinach
A few capers
Black pepper to taste
Chives to garnish
To make the pancakes place the flour in a mixing bowl and add the eggs and milk. Whisk until all the ingredients are well mixed and you have a smooth batter.
Add a very small amount of oil to a large frying pan and gently warm. Add one ladle of the batter mix to the pan and swirl around until it thinly covers the base of the frying pan. Cook for about a minute on each side until golden brown, turning with a fish slice or spatula.
Remove from the pan and keep warm whilst cooking the rest of the pancakes.
(Pancakes can be wrapped in foil, frozen and then defrosted and finished with topping, when required)
Spread the salad leaves over the pancake.
Place the smoked salmon, avocado and tomato on the leaves. Sprinkle with a few capers, black pepper and chopped chives.
Buckwheat is a complete protein, containing all the essential amino acids. It is gluten free.
Eggs are also a complete protein. They are an energy producing food and support many other body systems.
Smoked salmon is rich in many antioxidant nutrients, supports the immune system and healthy bones and joints.
Avocado pears are easily digested and a good source of fibre. Rich in the amino acid tryptophan. Colourful avocados contain a wide range of protective antioxidant vitamins, minerals and anti-inflammatory essential fats. These essential nutrients support energy production and a strong, healthy immune system.
Dark Green Salad Leaves, such as rocket, spinach and watercress are rich in anti-inflammatory and bone building nutrients, that are also protective and help retain bone mass density
Tomatoes are a good source of Vitamin C, folic acid, beta-carotene, lycopene, magnesium and calcium