I love buttered toast, you love buttered toast. And if you say you don’t, you’re lying ;). The one thing I love even more on toast is Nature’s butter a.k.a Avocado. If simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication, then it goes without saying that avocado toast is as sophisticated as it gets. Between restaurant menus and various social media feeds, this heavenly combination seems to be having its moment, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. I hate to put foods on pedestals, but I make an exception for avocadoes.
Aside from its buttery taste & texture, avocadoes boast an impressively long list of health benefits:
- Maintain cardiovascular heart
- Provide anti-inflammatory properties
- Promote eye health
- Regulate blood sugar levels
- Boost skin quality
- Increase nutrient absorption
- Contribute to both weight loss & weight gain
The best bit is that smashing avocado on toasted bread takes all of zero culinary skill. For the most part, I like to enjoy avocado toast in its simplest form i.e. with sea salt & chili flakes. However there are also days when I’m feeling kinda fancy and need to jazz it up a bit. Fancy or not, I’ve realized 2 things always apply with avocado toast:
- Adding salt is non-negotiable as it really brings out the avocado’s flavor.
- If you aren’t using the mashed avocado immediately, place the stone in the middle of the bowl to prevent browning.
A few combos I’ve enjoyed over the past couple of weeks include:
Avocado Toast topped with a Runny Egg (+ a side of egg whites)
Avocado Toast with Toasted Sunflower Seeds & Balsamic Glaze
Peri Peri Chicken on Avocado Toast with a Touch of Dijon
I ate this at Le Pain Quotidien in London & will certainly be remaking it at home soon:
Avocado Toast with Avocado slices, super seeds, citrus cumin-salt & lemon juice
A friend of mine shared this link for 30 Awesome Avocado Toast Recipes. There are so many more great ideas including these 2 which caught my eye:
What’s your favorite toast topper?
How do you like your avocado toast?