Toasts with the Most: The Perfect Avocado Toast

March 21, 2015 | By | Comments (34)

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As of late, bread has become the common denominator in trending ‘bad-for-you’ food. When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten? To battle to defeat carbs? In my opinion, there is no need for such negative feelings about the humble loaf; it doesn’t deserve such treatment! Yes, moderation is key when it comes to the carb argument, but there is a smart way to go about the glorious toast. Loading it with fresh, delicious toppings is a start. Thus: Toasts with the Most.

Each toast featured in this series may not come to mind as the conventional toaster-familiar option. Crackers, flatbreads, and gluten-free options are interchangeable throughout this series, unless noted otherwise. Be smart about your carbs: Choose the widths of your slices wisely, and your carb guilt can just be quiet for once.

Avocados, I’m pretty convinced, are the world’s most perfect fruit. Move aside, apples—it’s avocados’ time to shine! Don’t let the richness of avocados fool you, though. They are full of good fats. When paired with toast, they make for the ultimate breakfast/mid-morning snack. You could get fancy and top it with an egg or veggies, but I vote for the simple stuff. Good, flaky sea salt and a drizzle of indulgent extra-virgin olive oil set this toast apart from all of the Instagrams you’ve seen with the kitchen sink piled on top. Check out the recipe below!
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The Perfect Avocado Toast
This avocado toast is pretty darn perfect. The combination of fats and carbs comes together to hold you over to the next meal. The bread used in this toast is a classic whole-wheat, popped into the toaster for 2-3 minutes.

  • 1 slice whole-wheat bread, toasted
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • Good-quality olive oil
  • Crushed red pepper flakes (if desired)
  1. Place the slices of avocado onto your bread in a fan formation. Using a fork, mash the avocado. If you like chunkier avocado, you only need a few swipes of the fork. If you’d rather have a more evenly blended avocado mash, try mashing in a bowl and then spreading it onto the toast.
  2. Sprinkle with a modest pinch of flaky sea salt, a grind or two of cracked black pepper, and a drizzle of olive oil. Top with red pepper flakes, if desired.

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  9. Ian

    I rub a clove of garlic on the bread before toasting…mmmmm

    September 28, 2015 at 3:17 pm
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  15. Ila

    That is a really good tip especially to those new to the blogosphere.

    Brief but very precise information… Many thanks for sharing this one.
    A must read post!

    July 20, 2015 at 8:36 pm
  16. Suzanne

    Easy Barb. I don’t think the author is trying to minimize Celiac Disease. However, the gluten free diet trend is just that–a trend. 99% of the people on that diet do not have celiac disease or even gluten intolerance. And please don’t compare celiac to cancer. That actually shows YOUR ignorance.

    July 20, 2015 at 6:32 pm
    • Barb

      Sorry Suzanne….having lost both my brother and mother to cancer I think I am qualified to use the comparison. You do know that complications from celiac definitely can kill people?

      July 20, 2015 at 6:59 pm
  17. Claire Wilkins

    Yummy but add Vegemite underneath and it is perfect

    July 19, 2015 at 4:23 pm
  18. Shannon

    I’ve actually had avocado toast for breakfast the past two days but mine was a little different. I added sliced avocado & smashed it, diced tomatoes, freshly squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, cracked pepper, feta cheese & olive oil. It was
    D-LISH!!!

    July 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm
  19. Barb

    And let me just say a couple more things. Gluten free breads have MORE carbs than regular bread. Not to mention that most of them taste like crap and texture wise they are awful too. So going gluten free….if you are substituting breads and pastas without gluten in them in an attempt to ‘diet’….is going to be worse for you than eating the gluten, diet wise. NOBODY GIVES UP GLUTEN WILLINGLY. We don’t WANT to go without bread, pasta and a host of other things. Believe me, it’s hard to go to a restaurant and try to find things to eat that are not contaminated with gluten….and to watch your friends dive into the warm crusty bread. We don’t have a choice. I guess my rant wasn’t quite over, but it is now.

    July 19, 2015 at 11:39 am
  20. Barb

    Wow! Your question: “When did we decide that we need to wage war against gluten?” shows that you know NOTHING about celiac disease. I challenge you to take the time to do a little research and educate yourself. This illness is NOT A TREND!! People like you make it difficult for people like those of us who suffer from this disease, as you nonchalantly spread your disdain and uneducated views. Is cancer a trend too??? Cause lots of people have that. Rant over. Please get educated.

    July 19, 2015 at 11:26 am
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  32. Diane

    Or a couple shakes of hot sauce!

    March 22, 2015 at 10:33 am
  33. Anne

    Love good food!

    March 22, 2015 at 8:47 am

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