Effortless Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast
Avocado Toast

Bread is one of my weaknesses.

I’m not anti-gluten or anything; I just prefer my carbs slathered in butter or soaking up the yolk of a rich eggs benedict… Mmmm… I was in the mood for toast this morning, but since I’ve been slacking with my gym sessions I knew I probably shouldn’t be that bad today. Then I remembered the avocado toast I had at Swingers Diner a few weeks ago…

Creamy avocado with a bright hint of lemon spread onto thick crunchy slices of multigrain bread with just a little heat from the chili pepper flakes sprinkled on top- this was not your stale and boring diner fare. Swingers’ avocado toast was filling, delicious, and a healthier alternative to other forms of toast, so I made a mental note to try making it at home. As it turns out, it’s pretty simple and easy!

Avocado Toast

  • 1 slice of wholegrain bread (I used Powerseed by Dave’s Killer Bread)
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • chili pepper flakes to taste

1. Measure out two tablespoons of olive oil into a small bowl. Cut lemon and squeeze juice into the olive oil. Add salt (the salt I used was a lemon and thyme blend) Mix and set aside.

Olive Oil, Lemon, and Thyme

2. Toast bread. This takes some real culinary skill, I know.

Toast
Mmmm bread.

3. Slice open and pit avocado. Cut flesh with the tip of a knife and scoop out from the skin. Place into a small bowl.

Avocado

4. Add olive oil and lemon mixture to bowl, and mash with a fork. I like some texture, so I kept it a little chunky. For a creamier spread, keep up the mashing.

Avocado Mash
Mash it up real good.

5. Spread avocado mix evenly onto toast.

Avocado Toast

6. Add chili pepper flakes to your liking.

Toast 09
That is some sexy toast.

And voila! You’re done. I even had some avocado spread left over for future snackage.

That was easy enough, so I had time to grind up some beans and make myself a cup of pour over coffee.

Coffee Grounds
Busting out the coffee grinder.
Pour Over Coffee
Post-bloom

And that’s it! Fast, simple, and tasty. Happy toasting!

Avocado Toast Breakfast
Breakfast is served.
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