The Best Avocado Toast
If you’re rolling your eyes at the title of this post, we don’t blame you. Avocado toast has turned into an obnoxious breakfast trend with restaurants touting their basic masterpieces atop every brunch menu. But at its core, avocado toast is a savory vegan breakfast that’s too good for us to care that it is played out. In an effort to find satisfying, but healthy breakfasts, this can be a great way to add good fats, spices, and vegetables to your day without eating salad for breakfast. (Summer resents this, as she is currently trying to make breakfast salads a thing.)
But given avocado toast's recent popularity, we're still often surprised how many restaurants miss the mark. Kitchens just don't seem to award the same finesse to avocados as they do to scrambles and hollandaise (which is a shame, because no one should be getting an award for making bacon taste delicious). So we took the job in house, and have made avocado toast one of our favorite weekend rituals.
If you want to get fancy with things like pears and pomegranate seeds, you probably won’t be disappointed, but keep it simple. We’ve learned too many ingredients can make for poor composition and detract from overall eat-ability. Whatever topping-scheme you choose, these key factors make for the best avocado toast:
- Start with thick, hearty bread,
- Make avocado mash instead of slices, in order to incorporate spices and keep the rest of everything in place,
- Finish with a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of salt & pepper, and
- Serve with some greens.
The belle of brunch. 🥑
- 2 slices whole wheat bread, toasted
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- alfalfa sprouts
- red onion, super thinly sliced
- heirloom tomato, thinly sliced
- sun dried tomatoes, chopped
- olive oil
- handful of arugula or mesclun mix
- Slice and toast your bread.
- Meanwhile, make avocado mash by scooping out avo into a bowl and adding turmeric, paprika, salt and pepper to taste.
- Assemble toast. Start by spreading half the mash on each piece, then top (this order works well) with sprouts, onion, tomato, and sun dried tomatoes.
- Serve with a handful of greens. Drizzle everything with olive oil, top with a bit of salt and pepper.
- Grab a fork and a knife (our preferred method) and eat!