oh my my my…
it has been way too long! i’ve been going through some life changes. small changes to others, perhaps, but quite large to me.
i won’t bore you with the details of my strange life. i’d much rather entice you with a delicious…
vitamin and nutrient PACKED…
AVOCADO TOAST RECIPE!!!
yes friends, the hipster breakfast creation is still popular, even this gen-x-er is obsessed. i can’t help it ~ i find it to be the most perfect quick-breakfast on the planet.
however, lately, i have found myself quite disappointed in the restaurant version of this amazingly simple treat. i mean ~ how hard can it be?
rest assured ~ you WILL miss the mark if you do not add the following ingredients to your avocado toast:
- citrus. avocados MUST HAVE CITRUS. lemon or lime juice. and plenty of it mixed in with the avocado. you cannot skip this step.
- salt. coarse kosher salt or sea salt is the best. and don’t skimp on this step, either.
- fresh cracked black pepper. avocados need that cut of something peppery and intense. this one is not as important as steps 1 and 2, but i do highly recommend it.
- toast…the toast. you must toast the toast. and it can’t be too thick or tough. you need to be able to pick up that piece of toast, bite a chunk out of it, and not lose a tooth.
- finally, get creative with the additions. there are so many things that taste AMAZING with avocado: go savory or sweet. or both!
and that’s what i did yesterday morning, when i made SNOW DAY AVOCADO TOAST.
i’m a little out of practice with the food pictures.
see the ice and snow in the window? it was a super icy, cold day ~ perfect for citrus and vitamins and minerals and sprouted grain bread!
i wanted to treat the hub on his snow day, so i added a special ingredient on top that i will ALWAYS use from now on ~ COOKIES!!! just a sprinkle of a ginger snap or biscotti and it makes a huge difference. so crunchy and sweet and next-level yummy!
here’s the formula:
- use any multi-grain bread, or even better, sprouted-grain EZEKIEL bread, which can be found in the freezer section of your grocery store. just use something hearty but not too thick or tough.
- toast the bread till crunchy (since i don’t have a toaster, i just broil my toast in the oven, straight from the freezer)
- while your bread is toasting, mash up an avocado with lemon or lime juice, kosher salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and any other seasonings you prefer. i love toasted cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, get creative!
- top with some chopped mango. HALLELUJAH. or, you can do an egg, or chopped tomatoes, pickled red onion ~ whatever strikes your fancy!
- i absolutely love chia seeds on top of all of this, but i didn’t have any, and the ice storm outside kept me from zipping to the grocery store and grabbing some. so i went shopping in my freezer, and found some ginger snap cookies a student gave me for christmas. they’re super crunchy and flavorful, so i just crushed some up and sprinkled them on top. SO GOOD. so glad i didn’t have chia seeds!
don’t be afraid to try new things, y’all.
put cookies on your avocado toast!
mix sweet with savory!
and don’t forget the CITRUS!!!!!