Perfect Avocado Toast

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.

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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 🙂

Ingredients:

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 

Kosher salt/pepper

Directions:

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.

Variations:

  1. Omit arugula. Top with over easy egg (with the yolk still runny). Drizzle with hot sauce instead of EVOO and lemon.
  2. Layer sliced tomatoes and basil on top.
  3. Top with sliced red onion, capers, and crumbled feta.
  4. Top with smoked salmon and capers.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Kari @The He Said She Said Experience | 8th Jun 18

    Arugula on the avocado toast? Genius!

    • Liz | 8th Jun 18

      The arugula makes it!

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