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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Best Avocado Toast You'll Ever Have

In my old age, I've learned a few things: how to trapeze, how to argue fairly and the genius of avocado toast. Avocado toast is delicious, healthy and takes like three seconds to make. It's the perfect breakfast or lunch, and we've even had it for dinner along with tomato soup or scrambled eggs. Lucky for us, the fabulous Jessica from How Sweet It Is agreed to share the perfect recipe...

The Best Avocado Toast You'll Ever Have
By Jessica from How Sweet It Is


There's one thing I love to have for any meal of the day, and that's super crusty, seedy toast layered with smashed avocado. In a perfect world, I would eat this three times daily, with my snacks in between consisting of a form of chocolate, peanut butter and bacon.

While I'm not very picky about how the avocado gets on my toast (leftover guac, anyone?), with much experimentation I have discovered my favorite simple combination. With a few sprinkles of sea salt and freshly grated pepper, followed by a quick spritz of lime, this is a go-to snack that makes its way into my kitchen each and every week. Enjoy!

Recipe: Avocado Toast
Serves two

You'll need:
4 pieces of multigrain bread, sliced thick
1 perfectly ripe avocado
1 pinch of sea salt
1 pinch of freshly grated black pepper
1 slice of lime

Scoop the avocado out of the skin into a bowl. Sprinkle on salt and pepper, then spritz with one slice of a juicy lime. Mash with a fork (mash well to create a smooth spread, or mash just a few times to create a chunky spread). Toast your bread to perfection, then spread the avocado on top of each slice.
Thank you, Jessica! Who wants some right now?

P.S. More best recipes, including chocolate banana bread and chocolate chunk cookies.

(Photos by Jessica from How Sweet It Is. Thanks to Shoko for help with this series)

127 comments:

Haley said...

This looks amazing. I must try! Thanks!

Janae Wise said...

I love avocado toast!

Since I went gluten-free though, & I'm not crazy about paying $$$$ for a tiny loaf of so-so bread, I do the same thing but instead of bread, I use a large romaine lettuce leaf, spread w/ avocado add salt, & roll it up. Sooo good.

Anonymous said...

Awesome at-home recipe- NCYers who want a treat, try Cafe Gitane's, it is insanely delish!!

Fashion Flirt said...

LOVE avocado toast. One of my favorite treats. I'll also often slather mashed avocado, s+p and lime onto a brown rice cake. Great in the heat of summer.

Meadow said...

Yum, we do something very similar. Never tried it on toast, though - this is a great idea :D

Kathy said...

I love avocado toast! I like spreading a thin layer of Dijon mustard to my toast before the avocado.

HiLLjO said...

I am SO doing this! Avocadoes helped me regulate my body. AND they're freakin' delicious!

Caroline, No. said...

Another vote for Cafe Gitane's version here - OM NOM NOM. http://pinterest.com/pin/178032991489971050/

x

J+H @ Beyond The Stoop said...

yummers!! i used to be a no-avocado-kiddo. now i enjoy myself some deliious guac. and i want to step into the world of "i'll eat an avocado on everything". ok maybe not that extreme, but i'd like to venture into the world of avocados, not just in guac.

thanks for my first baby step! looking forward to trying this :D

cheers!

Lala said...

Instead of lime juice I actually like to drizzle a little honey over my avocado toast. Sounds a little weird, but it tastes AMAZING!

Megan said...

I'm with Janae -- I'm also a gluten-free gal and have had great luck with lettuce roll-ups. Of course, there are some good gluten-free breads out there if you know where to find 'em. I'm most excited to try out The Paleo Bread, which will be available June 29. I will definitely make some avocado toast on that!

Oami said...

You could just sign me up for all of the above. In fact, I had avocado toast this morning. Never thought of lime though, gotta try that.

AVY said...

Yes, now I'm hungry, and a toast is always a great snack.

/ Avy
http://MyMotherFuckedMickJagger.blogspot.com



Molly said...

So much more appealing than the oatmeal currently sitting in front of me!

CMX said...

sounds great. my favorite is avocado, dijon and a slice of cheddar with some s + p.

Rachel said...

I am a big fan of Jessica's blog (and avocado...and chocolate, peanut butter and bacon!), and it's a great day when two of my favorite bloggers collaborate!

Jolie said...

Yum! My favorite!

It's also genius with some shredded basil on top!

sara said...

i'm with kathy! avocado on toast is one of my favorite things to eat and it pairs so nicely with the faint zip of dijon mustard. i also love to eat it on semolina or farm bread. mmmm.

Anonymous said...

Also great with some cottage cheese mixed in with it, gives a good protein boost! One of my faves.

Jasmine said...

I love avocadoes with olive oil & balsamic vinaigrette in the 'hole' where the seed was. Spoon into mouth for instant gratification! it's so good please try it!

Laura Jane said...

Avo on toast with black pepper is the best thing ever! And a little balsamic vinegar is always good...

Meant for a Moment Designs said...

Recently became obsessed with this! Never tried this recipe... Cant wait!

krys kirkpatrick said...

Love this combination also...I drizzle mine with Balsamic glaze...In fact I put it on everything. Since watching Fork over Knives I am vegan and fat free. So Balsamic glaze is mana from Heaven.

Ana Sofia said...

That looks so tasy, i certainly will give it a try at some point!

Lots of Love, Ana
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Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

The latest Bon Appetit Magazine's Editor's Letter talked about the glory of avocado toast (and it's ability to save a dinner party!). Check it out if you have a chance.

So R. said...

wow i have never visited her blog before thanks for sharing Jo! i think i went nuts pinning her recipes haha :)

A Bit of Sass said...

That looks delicious and I love avocado. I'm looking forward to trying it this weekend:)
xo, Chelsea
www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

Lauren Ashley said...

Yummy - this is one of my faves. So tasty and relatively healthy to boot!

Mal said...

This is definitely a favorite quick meal of mine, I can never have enough avocado!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Katy said...

Would suggest throwing on some sweet chilli sauce as well. Nom!

Anonymous said...

YUM!

Valerie {all mussed up} said...

I JUST had this for a late lunch with a french press of coffee, but then on rice crackers, with a drizzle of truffle oil. It's my little "me" moment in the afternoon. (:

Panda Head said...

this looks so great! it also reminds me that i saw a recipe for a french-market, sardine toast in a david lebowitz vid that i've been wanting to make...SO MUCH TOAST, SO LITTLE...scratch that. there is time for ALL the toast.

https://vimeo.com/33518974

Emily said...

I do almost the same thing, except I usually make it garlic toast because I put garlic in/on everything possible, and I usually add a little red pepper flake to the avocado.

Miss Molly said...

omg. YUM!

could totally do with some of this right now

x

Panda Head said...

sorry to double comment, but oh man, this came to mind as well:
http://therunciblespoon.info/blog/13504527
AVOCADO: GLORIOUS IN MANY FORMS.

Inner Outer Beauty said...

Thx! I am obsessex with avocado and need every new variety there is:) will try this when grilling this weekend!

Somebody said...

This looks like a perfect snack!!

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LindseyWatts said...

I love mine with an over easy egg in between the avocado and toast!

Caitlin said...

Looks so good! I love these "The Best... You'll Ever Have" features of yours... keep them up :)

www.hardlyhousewives.com

Unknown said...

I like to make "eggs in a basket" (toast with a whole in the middle, egg cooked inside the whole) and then smear the avacado spread around the remaining edges of the toast. The yolk from the egg mixes in with the avacado and it is to die for.

dellamargaretta said...

Yum! Avocado is a favorite of mine!
P.S. Joanna, I would love a post on arguing fairly.

Manda said...

I love avocado but I have to admit I've never thought of spreading it on toast and eating it just like that!

I'll have to try it!
Eat Cake

junebug said...

A spritz of lime juice is genius. This treat is tied with tomato sandwiches as my favorite summer meal, but I absolutely must have butter on my toast.

Elena said...

I love toast. I love avocado. Never thought of putting them together... seems so clear to me now. Liking all the variations people have suggested.

http://www.randomlyhappytoaday.blogspot.co.uk

vanessa (the gal) said...

yum yum yum!!!! so simple... and delish! my mouth is watering! i'll sometimes make a similar thing, but sub the lime for garlic powder. i may need a second breakfast today ;)

xx, Vanessa

http://fashiongalfireman.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

hey- that was my breakfast this morning!

its good!

auste said...

Having grown up in Southern California with an avocado tree in the back-yard, I've been spoiled. Now, living in Belgium, the one thing I miss most is having access to fresh, delicious, fresh-off-the-tree, avocados anytime I want..... sigh..... Please enjoy a nice, thick slice of avocado toast for me :)

Jen S said...

The Commons Chelsea also has some amaaaazing Avocado Toast with a little bit of cumin on it. DELICIOUS!

Stefania said...

Often this is what I feed my almost 2 yr old- it's the perfect combo of salty, sweet, creamy, crunchy, plus it is healthy!

sophie said...

We love avocado toast! My favorite is slathering a bit of hummus on the bread first, then avocado, topped with Sriracha. So good!

deloom.com said...

This looks delicious! @Kathy - Adding mustard prior to the avocado is a great idea! I'm going to try this later... :D

Kelly @ Studio DIY said...

Had avocado toast for dinner last night actually! Yum!

Opposite lipstick said...

Yumm!
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Michelle S said...

this is my go to snack.

www.prettydinos.com

Adriana F said...

It looks sooo good! I love avocado!

KellyB said...

Love avocado toast! I skip the lime, but always add a little garlic powder or garlic salt.

Sarah said...

I love this and I am going to tell you what will make it even better! Spread a wedge of laughing cow cheese down first and then add the avocado. Maybe minus the lime, I dunno I have never tried it with lime.

You will LOVE it!

Andrea said...

Oh my this sounds (and looks) delicious! I need to try this immediately! ;)
xo Andrea
Wonderful and Marvelous

RosieB said...

Ah this sounds delicious! Have you ever tried pesto on toast? I love it, such a good late night snack!

www.ciderwithrosiebee.blogspot.com

Sasha said...

Cafe Gitan got me totally hooked on avocado toast! There is nothing easier and nothing more delicious. Nothing. I like to add some chili flakes to mine.

Sasha said...
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K said...

I like to rub a little raw garlic on my toast, then add the avocado.

JCross01 said...

This looks DELISH! I need to go buy some avocadoes now...

Stine Danielle said...

I definitely would love some avocado and toast right now! Lately, avocado cravings have sky rocketed in this home. We've been adding it into many of our dishes and soon, we'll be using it to make chocolate pudding (we found the recipe here: http://www.thenourishinggourmet.com/2012/03/raw-chocolate-pudding.html).



Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Eccentric Billionaire said...

i want

Sarah said...

Nom!

Alexandra said...

My favorite way to have it is just with salt....it has to be a tasty avocado though!

Laurel said...
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Laurel said...

I had this for breakfast, but used key lime juice instead. De-freakin-licious!

jrschoen said...

Joanna, will you do post on how to argue fairly. Please?

Carla said...

I love avocado toast. My husband and I had this just last night as a snack. We topped the bread with tomato slices and a sharp cheddar and then threw it under the broiler for a few minutes. I then topped it with the avocado and sprinkled with a bit of sea salt. So delicious!

Elisse said...

This looks delicious!! And it's even easier to make than guacamole.
One of my other favorite bloggers, Liberty London Girl, also makes avocado toast with mustard, salt, pepper, and lime. http://www.libertylondongirl.com/2011/12/22/llg-cooks-recipe-friday-avocado-on-toast/

jackie said...

now where's the post on how to argue fairly?

Katie (of the Sea) said...

Yeah, what are the tips on arguing fairly?!

Mary said...

You have got to add mustard in my clearly very humble opinion! Seriously, it's amazing. Love. Love. Love avocado toast.

Sarah said...

I would recommend spreading Dijon mustard on the bread too. DELICIOUS.

Baylee said...

I can't wait to try this! Thanks for posting!

.aubrey c. said...

I am so obsessed with avocado toast too this has some ingredients I have got to add, and the bread makes all the difference!

http://gandacummings.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

I haven't eaten avocado in about 10 years but this makes me want to give it a go :)

Maggie said...

I have avocado on my toast most mornings (with a tomato slice) and it makes me grateful to be alive. So yum!

This looks like a great way to spice it up! Thank you!

Christy Kane said...

We have an avocado tree in our backyard and I had run out of creative ideas. This sounds great, I will try it soon!

Anonymous said...

Ah lovely! This whole week I've done my "special" for lunch, which is like a grilled cheese sandwich, but replace the cheese with avocado (just like the above recipe). For some reason, if I fry the avocado in some olive oil, I can eat "cooked" avocado (I used to despise the taste and only love the raw avocado flavour, but now I really like it)!

Sarah O'Brien said...

this looks so freaking good...and i just ate!

Liz said...

Avocado toast is one of my go-to breakfasts! I usually use lemon juice and some cilantro, but I'll have to try lime juice instead!

Chimmy said...

i eat avocado every day! every day! i'm obsessed and i'd like to keep this obsession :)

in addition to avocado toast, i use it as a sandwich spread, so yummy!

karina said...

more and more i'm starting to see people's appreciation and love for avocados. being from the Dominican Republic, I eat avocados with almost everything and pretty much every day (thank God it's healthy). Many people can't imagine how well it goes with most foods. avocado is great for the soul and your tummy. give it a try and experiment - there's very little avocado doesn't go with.

may i suggest, fried plantains, chopped grilled shrimp and avocados. yum. happy eating.

http://www.lifeloverhapsody.com/

peace + love + happiness,

karina

Anonymous said...

I would prefer a post on arguing fairly to a tutorial on how to mash an avocado.

julie said...

I made this tonight for dinner and for me the key to its deliciousness is the lime juice! I would never have thought to add it! I can't wait to try this again with a little dijon mustard as has been suggested by a number of commenters!

Allison said...

This looks fantastic

Jules said...

This is also great with some feta cheese mixed in with the avocado to provide the saltiness and then a squeeze of lemon and some freshly cracked pepper...doesn't get much better!

Silvia said...

How funny! This is the exact recipe I use on my avocado to make guacamole or avocado toast. It tastes really good with a dash of garlic and/ or some fresh grated parmesan cheese sprinkled on top of the recipe you just gave us too.

Carrie | acookgrowsinbrooklyn said...

I make avocado toast, but without the lime and I add a cracked soft boiled egg on top. The yolk oozes over the avocado and it's supremely tasty. And nice to look at, which never hurts! Although, I gotta say, I'd take Jessica's version too - it looks perfect!

Melissa said...

AWW man... I was trying to figure out something "creative" to do with an avocado for lunch. Will give this a try next time. Looks sooo good.
http://smellymellyblinks.wordpress.com/

Cathryn @ MyHeartsContentblog said...

I have avocado on toast for breakfast all the time but I've never heard of anyone else trying it, I usually get grimaces! Hurrah for avocado toast people.

Anonymous said...

Seriously? People need a recipe for this? Jesus.

Amielle said...

I haven't had acovado in so long! This makes me wish for it so hard.

Anonymous said...

After living in Chile I eat this almost every night for dinner :)

Kate {Modette} said...

I love avocado on toast! Definitely one of my favourite breakfasts of all time. x

Kate {Modette}
http://modetteblog.com

Anonymous said...

If ever you head to Bali, that Indonesian island, you have to try an avocado and chocolate smoothie! Or just avocado...

I did, and while I'll never order it again, I'm glad I had the experience. It's weird, and strangely moreish!

jasmin said...

i want one right NOW! but will have to wait 'till tonight!

mooilang said...

Sliced or mashed avo on ciabatta toast with a spread of butter and Marmite. Some cracked black pepper on top and it's ACE! I've been known to have this for brekkie and lunch and dins ;)

You can get that avocado smoothie everywhere in Indonesia and in many Indonesian restaurants worldwide, it's called Alpukat and is so freaking good but oh so sinful! YUM!

Klara D said...

i looove this and if you like onions also try mixing a chopped onion with all of that

Jacaranda Designs Jewelry said...

Avocado toast is one of my favorites. We always have avocados in the house. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Spread some vegemite on the toast before you add the avocado and that's heaven right there!

Grubarazzi said...

Mouth watering. I eat my avocado on brown rice cakes since I can't handle too much bread, but this looks splurge worthy, man. splurge worthy!

laura said...

i like this too - so much i've also blogged about it! if i'm feeling fancy i put a poached egg on top.

http://bklynprairie.com/2012/06/01/friday-lunch

Allie said...

This looks delicious, and so simple! Thanks for the great idea!

Nina Peacock said...

I remember back when I lived in NYC how much you liked avocado toast! Whenever I eat it I think, "Joanna told me about this..." & think of you!

LRB said...

Cannot wait to try this!

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@littleredbookxo

X said...

Someone at work brought this is and i forget to find out who and ask for the recipe

Brenna said...

I do the same and add honey for a touch of sweetness :)

live sports said...

nice food

Katie said...

I had no idea avocado toast was such a big deal! it looks delish and i'll have to try it soon. i like to drop a spoonful of salsa in the hole where the seed was and eat it all with a fork...it's instant guacamole!

Anonymous said...

I love avocado toast. I drizzle mine with some Frank's Hot Sauce and it is just perfect!

Meri Torres said...

Nice Post. This is the first time I have ever heard of avocado toast. Looks and sounds delicious. Wrote down the recipe.

Christy said...

I love avocado on toast (or a everything bagel, yum) but never thought of adding lime. I think you've just changed my life. Thank you!

CamMi Pham said...

I love avocado toasts they are so delicious and healthy...in Viet avocado = butter fruit :P
x
cammi
http://www.cammilicious.com

Katie @ Oh Shine On said...

Simple and delicious... It's always the best, duh. Love it.

Sherry Williams said...

I wrote about almost this exact thing on June 20!

I love avocados, and avocados on toast. There are so many good ways to eat avocados, like shrimp and avocado crostinis with lemon and basil

This made me hungry!

Roxy said...

I eat at least one avocado each day! I usually cut it up in slices and have it with health bread or on whole wheat crackers with red pepper flakes on top. It's so delicious!

www.ontheroxyoga.com

cookie said...

I always use finely chopped onions as well. It's sooo delicious!

DeAnna said...

Love, love, love avocado toast. I skip the bowl and scoop slices right into the bread, smash them down and sprinkle with salt and pepper! Fast and delicious. For those gluten free people, it's yummy on crunchy brown rice cakes too :)

biglietti juventus said...

nice post

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catherinerachel20 said...

Just eaten this! So tasty :) thank you xxxx

jackie bazan said...

I love avocado toast. i do add some finely chopped cilantro, and when i have time, a fried egg. the cilantro really compliments the lime flavor. oh, SO delicious!!!!

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