Friday, March 23, 2012

Best thing you aren't* eating: avocado toast

*A “Best thing you aren’t eating” post, in which I share recipes that are so easy you can barely call them recipes, for things so simply delightful that I don’t know why I didn’t eat them before or why I’m not eating them everyday, and on the off chance you haven’t eaten them, it would be very very rude for me not to share.

Snack, breakfast, part of a lunch, there's really no time that's not a great time to eat avocado toast. I was first inspired to try this after an episode of Good Eats where Alton Brown talked about the foods he ate to lose 50 pounds (if you're a fan, it wasn't hard to notice he both gained some weight and then lost it again). One recipe was toast with avocado and sardines, a healthy combination of carbs, protein and good-for-you fats.

While I've admittedly not tried Alton's version (though nothing's ever made me want to try sardines so much), and I can't say anything about it's taste, I can say that the simple combination of toasted bread with ripe avocado is one of my life's simple pleasures.

Here's your non-recipe:
-Toast a piece of bread (I like high quality wheat bread or sourdough).
-Cut and pit a ripe avocado. Scoop out 1/4-1/2 of the flesh (I usually do 1/4 but hey, live it up if you like!), and mash directly onto the bread (if the bread is more fragile, mash the flesh in the shell then spread gently).
-Sprinkle with a pinch of kosher or sea salt OR sugar (both are great compliments, just depends if you want something sweet or salty).
-Eat. Eat eat eat.

I'm so glad I live in California again.


  1. This is my Favorite Thing to have for breakfast

    1. Yay! I am so glad that you are eating this.

  2. Ooh, my coworker just gave me truffle salt. This will be the perfect snack! Thanks!