If you enjoy avocado as much as I do, then you’re going to love today’s article. I’ve got 5 fresh avocado recipes for you below!
In particular, Avocado Toast. The concept is fairly simple. Mash up half an avocado with salt, pepper and some sort of acid (lemon or lime juice) to taste. The flavors should be bright without covering up the cool grassiness of the avocado. Spread this mash over a lightly toasted piece of bread, and you have Avocado Toast. It’s that easy! I like to use whole wheat bread here, but sourdough or country bread would also work well.
Avocado Toast can be enjoyed for breakfast or as an afternoon snack. Avocado is packed with healthy fat and nutrients, so I find that just 1 slice can keep me full and satisfied until my mid-morning meal. I’ve also served these luscious green beauties as an appetizer (on thin slices of seedy baguette).
To take things up a notch, here are 4 variations on the basic Avocado Toast:
- Egg + Bacon + Chive. A dressed up version perfect for Saturday breakfast.
- Frisée + Bacon + Lemon. Similar to one of my favorite sandwiches (minus the tomato).
- Tomato + Basil + Balsamic. Italian flavors that pair well with avocado. Serve as an afternoon snack or a simple appetizer before dinner.
- Corn + Chile + Lime. My Mexican spin on Avocado Toast. Big, bold flavors.
The recipes below are more like loose guidelines. I barely included exact measurements, because most of the toppings are to taste. Don’t like red onion? Leave it out. Love bacon (like me), add more. A scatter of this. A sprinkle of that. Just know that the flavors in each recipe work well together. Quantities of toppings are up to you. Also, each recipe uses just 1/2 an avocado. If you don’t plan on using the other half immediately, sprinkle the cut side with acid (lemon or lime juice), press plastic wrap directly against the flesh of the avocado, and store in the refrigerator. Continue reading for the recipes.