Okay, okay. I know. Avocado toast? Really?
It’s been done. It’s basic. It’s over Instagrammed to the point of ridiculousness.
No one wants to see another picture or post about friggin’ avocado on toast!
Except, um, if I may, this version is just so. stinking. good. I know that’s a bold claim. But seriously, I’ve been tweaking this little concoction for years, and it has become one of my favorite things on this planet to eat.
And while yes, avocado toast is pretty idiot proof and something where you obviously don’t need a recipe (smash avocado, put on toasted bread, the end, pretty sure my 2-year-old could do it), I do think with these little details it just becomes something so special and delectable.
So, with a total appreciation for silly Goop-ness of it all, here’s my recipe for PERFECT AVOCADO TOAST 🙂
–1/2 or a whole ripe avocado (I always use a whole, because why in the world would you waste half of a perfectly good avocado!?)
–2 slices multi-grain bread (the grainer and seedier the better, you need sturdy, chewy bread for a really good avocado toast)
–1 small lemon
–Pinch red pepper flakes
–Good quality EVOO
–1 cup (or so) arugula
1. Toast 2 slices of bread
2. Mash avocado with juice of 1/2 lemon, pinch of kosher salt, pinch of pepper, and pinch of red chili flake
3. Top toasted bread with avocado mixture, then top with arugula divided between two slices. Squeeze juice of other 1/2 lemon, a generous drizzle of EVOO, and another pinch of salt and pepper over both slices (this step is important to do, because it seasons the arugula!)
4. Unhinge jaw. Devour whole. Try to keep away from rampaging toddler.