Avocado toast has become my new favorite breakfast. Or lunch. It’s healthy, delicious, simple to make, and simple to dress up. This is a nutritious meal in under 5 minutes.
There is basic avocado toast. And then there all the ways you can personalize it. Much like tacos, the options are endless. I like to use various ingredients like microgreens, cherry tomatoes, bacon, jalapenos, chives, radishes, spinach, arugula, red pepper flakes, onions, salmon, goat cheese and dill in a variety of combinations. But you can really just use anything you have on hand.
Step 1: Toast your bread. You can use any type of bread, and I prefer thick cut white bread. But crusty bread or whole grain can make it even healthier.
Step 2: Cut, scoop and mash the avocado in a small bowl. A fork works great for this.
Step 3: Add to the mash. For this, the basic mash, I suggest using a squirt of lime, salt and pepper, and maybe some cilantro. Mix it up well.
Step 4: Spread the mash on the toast. Give it another pinch of sea salt and Voila!
Step 5 is Optional: some people like to add egg to the top of the toast – sunny-side up, poached, or even hard boiled. This definitely helps to give you a bigger dose of protein to get through the morning.
Additional Flavor Option Ideas:
cheese and chives, salmon and dill, salmon and dill and goat cheese, pico de gallo, bacon and tomato, or bacon and tomato and lettuce.
Selecting your Avocados:
The key to great avocado toast is bring able to pick a great avocado.
It is hard to find them already ripe in the store, anyway. So I get them on the harder side and place them in a bowl on the countertop to ripen. You can tell when they are ready when they are slightly soft to the touch, and the nub where the stem was attached easily flips off with a fingertip.
Kris Delaney is a marketing executive, foodie, travel enthusiast, and book nerd based in Atlanta, GA.