“Yesterday I really wanted avocado. Today I’m eating avocado. Follow your dreams.”
Are you tired of avocado toast yet? The classic breakfast/lunch/snack has been a food trend for so long now that can we really still call it a trend? It’s decadent, yet healthy. Creamy, yet crunchy. Seriously, what’s not to love! I personally like my avocado toast with a squeeze of lemon, a pinch of himalayan salt and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes, but every once in a while I like to reinvent the classic combo with fresh flavours. Here are five variations that I absolutely love. Now, you won’t find any precise measurements here since the beauty of avocado toast lies in the way it’s rustically put together.
Avocado Mango Toast
There’s nothing like fresh juicy mango. I like to think of it as sunshine on your plate (and who doesn’t need more of that?). Toast a slice of your favourite bread and top it with half an avocado. Mash it up with a fork, then top it with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and a pinch of sea salt. Finish with a few slices of fresh mango, then devour!
Crisp Radish Avocado Toast
Crisp and clean, yet spicy with flavour, radishes add a delightful crunch to avocado toast. Butter a piece of toast and add half a mashed avocado. Sprinkle a hint of sea salt and add thinly sliced radishes on top (as much as your heart desires).
Grapefruit hazelnut avocado toast
Refreshing flavours with a delicious crunch, this grapefruit avocado toast combines the healthy fats of avocado, olive oil and hazelnuts with the vitamins and freshness of grapefruit. Start by toasting your favourite bread, then spread half a mashed avocado on top. Segment half a pink grapefruit and lay the slices over the avocado. Sprinkle on roughly chopped toasted hazelnuts and add a drizzle of good quality extra-virgin olive oil.
Ginger Strawberry Mint Avocado Toast
The beautiful contrast of flavours and colours make this version a beautiful lunch or even dessert! In a small bowl, add two or three fresh chopped strawberries with half an avocado, the juice from half a lemon and a pinch of fresh grated ginger. Add a splash of maple syrup, a few roughly chopped mint leaves and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Then top your favourite toasted bread with the mixture and sprinkle with hemp seeds.
Scrambled eggs and bacon avocado toast
A delicious reinvention of the breakfast sandwich. This avocado toast combines the classics of a good breakfast with the simplicity of our favourite avocado snack. Start by preheating your oven to 375 degree and baking the bacon for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and brush with maple syrup and sprinkle with cayenne pepper, pop in the oven for another 5 minutes. Next, scramble two eggs. Toast your favourite bread, spread half a mashed avocado, sprinkle with salt and pepper, top with 2 slices of bacon and scrambled eggs.
What’s your favourite way to top your avocado toast? Share your recipes in the comments below!