Avocados are nutrient rich, good for your heart, help to lower the risk of depression as well as being great for your vision and so many other great benefits. I am a big fan of Avocados and thought it was high time that I shared one of my favourite and easy avocado recipes.
It’s the obvious – Avocado On Toast! This is a meal that come on the scene a good few years ago and to be honest I think a lot people wrote it off as fad or a trend that would fizzle out over time. However, it’s a staple in my diet and I know a lot of others who enjoy tucking into avocado on toast for breakfast!
There’s lots of different ways to have avocado on toast. You’ve got sliced, diced, blended and then there is smashed. That’s my personal favourite.
So here it is.. my go to in the morning avocado on toast:
The bread… this has to be right. Avocado has a nutty, earthy taste and so I prefer a sweeter bread to offset that. I usually go for a cranberry and pumpkin seed based bread. If I don’t have time to make it then I like to use the Morrison’s Cranberry and Pumpkin seed loaf. It’s delicious however if you are looking for a good recipe then I would suggest this one: http://www.wildernesswife.com/blog/2018/09/24/cranberry-pumpkin-seed-yeast-artisan-bread/
Being honest – I go for two slices and that’s because it feels me up when I layer on the topping and I don’t really feel hungry until about 1pm-ish!
Remember though you can use lots of other breads – sourdough if a great choice too!
The topping. I have to smash up my avocado. I usually use half. Taking care to leave the stone in, wrapping it and popping it in a storage container back in the fridge to stop it going black. I’ve found that when I have taken the stone out – my avo half goes black and ends up in the bin. This tip works for me. I mix it with a squeeze of lemon juice to add a kick to it. Sometimes I’ll mix in some plum cherry tomatoes and red onion depending on whether I am having this for breakfast or brunch.
I first spread a tiny bit of coconut oil across each slice of bread and then add on the avocado mix! I then top with a poached egg (the yolk has to be runny) and then add black sesame seeds just to give it a bit more texture and flavour. It also looks pretty!
It’s that simple. It’s delicious, takes almost no time to prepare and it’s full of great flavours and nutrients.