Avocado on toast

… the avocado is a food without rival among the fruits, the veritable fruit of paradise

                                                     David Fairchild

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Lemon avo-toast

I am a huge fan of avocado toast! It’s simple, healthy, and fresh.  I make this all the time. Not only is it good for breakfast, but I also make it as a snack. One of my favorite toasts that I call Lemon Avo-toast. It’s a very basic recipe for avocado toast. All it is, is toast with the avocado spread and top with fresh lemon juice, sea salt,pepper, and spinach- all to taste. Yummy!

Avocado toast is very popular right now (due to Instagram) and is popping up on menus, world-wide. But this lovely snack isn’t just some fad. Did you know that avocado toast has been documented as early as the 1920s? Its extremely likely it’s been eaten way before that. In fact, in other parts of the world, it’s always been an everyday meal or appetizer. The birthplace of the avocado is Mexico, of course, and dates back to 10,000 years ago. It’s not that far fetched to imagine that once bread was introduced, they’d pair it with avocado. There’s an awesome article pertaining to this very subject. It’s a very interesting read. Who Really Invented Avocado Toast

One of my favorite things about this hardy snack is that there are a lot of variations so you can’t get bored with this. Cafes can get pretty creative with this simple yet delicious snack. Laneway Cafe in Sydney, Australia tops their “smashed avocado” with peas, mint, spinach, red pepper, feta, and macadamia pesto……um………yum!

The southwestern avocado toast is another one of my favorites. I’ve actually had this for brunch since it’s a bit heavier. It’s very filling. This isn’t my own recipe. I saw it on Pinterest somewhere, then made it my own. If I’d remember where I saw it, I’d post it. But here’s my take on it. Spread the avocado onto toasted bread with sea salt, pepper, and red pepper-to taste. Top with a tomato, a scrambled egg (I did just one, because I’m not a huge egg lover. I also added shredded Mexican cheese when I was cooking it.), and   salsa.

Another option is avocado cheese and tomato sandwich. I got the recipe from EatingWell magazine. I actually did an open face version. You can find the recipe here.

 

What if your at the airport and need your avo-toast fix? Don’t worry, because they are at the airport too! I love this idea. When traveling, I’m craving something healthy and satisfying. Avocado toast is the perfect option for me.  From airports in Chicago to all the way to  Scotland. How do I know this????? cause I found a really cool article about it with pictures included. Avocado Toast at Airports.  

I can just picture myself sitting in the Scotland airport drinking my coffee and eating my avo toast…….ahhh…….now I’m wanting to travel really bad.

If you have any different variations of this toast, let me know!

Interesting reads and resources!

California Avocado

Avocados from Mexico

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