Breakfast couldn’t be any easier with this delicious avocado toast recipe. A slice of toasted bread topped with mashed avocado, a drizzle of olive oil, salt and pepper. Easy to make and healthy too. Top wth a tomato slices or an egg if desired.
Avocado toast certainly isn’t a new idea. In fact, you’ve probably seen it in restaurants and online. It’s one of those recipes that really doesn’t feel like a recipe – and often those recipes are the best.
Although certain avocados are in season at different times during the year, you can find avocados in your grocery year round.
What Is Avocado Toast?
At its simplest, avocado toast is made with toasted bread that is topped with mashed avocados. Really though, a great recipe is so much more than that.
Consider this avocado toast recipe as a great starting off point to making a truly incredible meal. Don’t get me wrong, an avocado spread on toast is so delicious on its own. But also consider how wonderful it can be when you add sliced tomatoes, smoked salmon, a fried egg, or crisp cooked bacon to yours.
See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.
- a slice of bread, toasted
- 1/2 small avocado
- olive oil
How To Make Avocado Toast
- Mash the avocado in a small bowl with the back of a fork. Stir in a pinch of salt and black pepper.
- Spread the mashed avocado on top of the bread. Drizzle with oil and top with kosher salt & pepper.
Although I love to make avocado toast very simply, you can definitely dress it up a bit. Here are a few favorite toppings I like to use:
- A fried egg
- Sliced tomatoes
- Crumbled bacon and goat cheese
- Sliced hard boiled egg
- Pickled onions or jalapeños
- Fresh spinach
How To Choose The Best Avocados
- When looking at a selection of fresh avocados, observe the outside color of the skin of the avocados. Ones that are darker in color often many be riper than avocados with lighter skin. This isn’t always the case, however. Some avocado varieties retain their light green skin even when ripe.
- Next, gently squeeze the avocado to check its firmness.
- If the avocado does not yield to gentle pressure, it is not yet ready to be eaten. It will be ripe in a few days.
- Avocados that have a softer feel but are still firm to the touch may require another day or so to ripen. These are still good to eat but might be harder to mash.
- If the avocado yields to firm gentle pressure, you know it is ripe and ready to eat. These avocados usually have a darker color and are soft but not mushy.
Pro Tip: You can speed up ripening by storing an avocado in a brown paper bag for a day or two.
Tips For Making The Best Avocado Toast
- Avocados brown quickly so it’s best eat them when you make it. If you add an acid such as a squirt or two of lemon juice, it will help prevent the avocado from browning.
- Choose good, sturdy bread. I prefer a thick, crusty bread such as sourdough, rye, or even an English muffin.
- You decide how much to mash your avocado – it’s a personal preference. I like to leave a few chunks of avocados but others like theirs mashed smooth.
How To Store Cut Avocados
You will only need one half of an avocado in this recipe. Squeeze a little lemon juice over the other half to reduce browning, wrap tightly in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container, and refrigerate. The avocado will stay good for up to 2 days.
You might like to use the avocado in any of these recipes:
- 1 slice bread (use thick sliced, sturdy whole grain or sourdough bread)
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt plus a pinch more for topping
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper plus a pinch more for topping
- 1/2 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- sliced tomatoes, a fried egg, cooked bacon, smoked salmon
- Toast the bread until golden.
- Slice the avocado in half lengthwise and remove the pit from the avocado. Use a large spoon to scoop the avocado out of the skin. Place the avocado in a small bowl and mash with the back of a fork. Gently stir in the salt and pepper.
- Spread mashed avocado over the slice of bread.
- Drizzle with olive oil and add a pinch of salt and pepper.
The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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