Makes 2 slices
Takes 10 min
The savoury edge from the almond butter, sweet honey, salty sourdough and tart lemon makes this a real crowd-pleaser. Plus saying that you marinated your strawberries makes it sounds rather fancy, so you’ll get lots of praise from friends if you’re generous enough to make it for them.
It’s a win-win situation.
• Juice of 1 lemon
• ½ vanilla bean pod, split in half lengthways and seeds scraped
• About 1 Tbsp honey
• 250g strawberries, hulled
• 2 large slices of sourdough bread, halved, or 4 regular slices (thickly sliced)
• 8 Tbsp almond butter
• 2 tsp pumpkin seeds (optional)
Put the lemon juice, vanilla seeds and honey in a bowl and mix well with a fork to combine. Taste and add more honey if it seems too tart.
Slice the strawberries lengthways into heartshaped slices and add to the syrup mixture. Mix well until all the strawberries have a good coating.
Toast the sourdough slices until golden, then immediately spread each slice generously with almond butter. Add the strawberry mixture and top with a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds, if you like a little extra crunch.