I finally enlightened my family to the Avocado Toast movement sweeping the country after having it at a local upscale pub. And let me tell you, they swept their plates…even my meat and potatoes, hot dog and fries, loving husband. Yay, I have a new, healthier plate of goodness to add to my meal catalog!
Since we’re an avocado, guacamole loving fam I’m just sick I didn’t come up with this combo years ago. Who knew that avocados were going to be the newest darling of the many diet crazes popular today.
Easy Avocado and Toast
In the past I’ve put together avocado-bacon-lettuce-tomato sandwiches when I’ve been out of Mayo. But just avocado and toast? That’s too easy…Right? Well apparently not, according to the many blogs I’ve read lately on this simple dish. And rubbing garlic on top of the bread makes it fancy…Genius!!
Note: I’ve had this perforated baking sheet for years!!! It’s great for toast, frozen pizza, taco shells, warming leftovers! Anything that you want crispy bottoms as well as tops!!
Kicked up Avocado Toast
In order to kick it up a notch (I love Emeril Lagasse), I used some spicy, jalapeno, cheddar bread that our local grocery store makes fresh. It’s pretty yummy and you can buy it in half loaves.
Why toast the bread in the oven instead of the toaster?
Toasting bread in the oven with a little butter smear on it is my favorite way to prepare it. The toast comes out toasted on the outside, soft in the middle and the crust is crunchy and buttery! YUM!
While the bread is toasting, slice up the avocado length wise in the skin. Slicing in the skin makes it easier to scope out and mash on the toast.
Mash the ripe avocado on the crispy toast and sprinkle a little season salt on it. Whah La! Done!! Print Recipe
Avocado Toast is so versatile!
It makes a very filling breakfast that will stick with you all day!
It can also be great for lunch served with a cup of soup!
For dinner paired as a side to a chef’s salad or grill some chicken and make it a sandwich!
Eggs-scrambled, sunny side up, poached, hard boiled, or mash a deviled egg on top!
Crispy Fried Bacon
the list could go on and on!
Big Plus…It’s Healthy!
Let’s just say it’s almost a perfect meal. The star, of course, is the avocado which is loaded with multiple vitamins, good for you fat, and natural veggie carbohydrates, fiber, and some protein.
Slathered on top of good, whole wheat bread for more fiber, vitamins and minerals and you have one of the healthiest small meals around!
As a matter of fact, this will be our Holiday breakfast item this year instead of breakfast casserole. That way I will know for sure my kids are getting something healthy before the big food feed commences!