Avocado toast might be the most over-Instagrammed food trend these days, and with good reason. Avocados are one of the healthiest foods out there, packed with monounsaturated fatty acids, fibre and an array of vitamins and minerals. They contain more potassium than bananas, and have even been hailed for lowering cholesterol levels.
Whenever I need a speedy and nutritious breakfast, my go-to meal is avocado toast (normally alongside a smoothie). It literally takes five minutes to prepare, and makes the most incredibly satisfying and nourishing way to start my day.
Here’s the truth: you will never be disappointed with the most back-to-basics version of this dish (literally just avocado on toast). But if you are keen to jazz up this brunch classic, I’ve got you covered. There’s the zesty tang of the lime and lemon, the kick from the garlic, and a little heat from the chilli flakes.
My top tip would be to make sure to choose an avocado that has fully ripened for best results. In terms of the toast, I have a weakness for a fresh loaf of rye sourdough, but you could try wholegrain bread or whatever you prefer. I slice it really thickly so you get a contrast between the crunch of the toast and the buttery smooth avocado.
2 slices rye sourdough (or your favourite bread)
1 large ripe avocado
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Juice of 1/4 lime
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, crushed
Small handful parsley and/or coriander, finely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
Optional: 2 poached eggs
1/2 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 teaspoon olive oil
- Start by mashing the avocado in a bowl until chunky.
- Toast the bread until crisp. Meanwhile add the rest of the ingredients to the avocado: lemon juice, lime juice, olive oil, garlic and chopped herbs, and season with a little salt and pepper if desired.
- Spread the avocado mix over the 2 slices of toast and top with the pine nuts, chilli flakes, parsley/coriander leaves, poached eggs (if using) and an extra drizzle of olive oil.
If you try the recipe, leave a comment and don’t forget to tag me @cerealandpeanutbutter on Instagram so I can see your recreations!