Avo toast is all the rage lately. Quite frankly it’s delicious if done properly. That means 1) finding ripe avocados and then 2) adding some flavor to make it stand out–whether with salt & cayenne pepper or my new favorite “everything but bagel” seasoning from Trader Joes. I love making breakfast and have come up with so many ways to combine eggs & avocado which go together so perfectly. The creaminess of the avocado acts like a cheese but it’s a tad bit better for you. The only thing this sandwich is missing is bacon–which I encourage adding if you have the time in the morning. This recipe is my quick n healthy before work go-to.
(PS- when picking out an avocado, make sure it’s firm but gives a little. It shouldn’t be like mush and it shouldn’t feel like a baseball. It’s the happy medium. Then, pick the little stem off. If it’s green behind there, then it’s green inside. If you see any brown then put it down!)
- 1 egg (scrambled, poached or fried- chef’s choice. )
- 1/2 of a small avocado
- Beautiful red juicy tomato, sliced
- Toast (I used whole wheat english muffin)
- Everything but bagel seasoning (pictured below)
- Kosher Salt
- Optional Addition: add cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce to kick it up a notch
So this can’t be much easier… slice your tomatoes, mash your avocado, cook your egg, sprinkle with seasoning and put it all together on toasted bread.
Photos and tips below….
In the summer, we grow tomatoes and it’s worth every minute of labor and the daily watering. There’s nothing better then picking a fresh tomato, cutting it like an apple and sprinkling some kosher salt on it. YUM! But I digress. If you have a juicy red tomato laying around, add this to your avo toast.
I do suggest adding kosher salt directly to the tomato slice in addition to the seasoning blend but that’s just because of my crazy obsession with kosher salt.
Start with the avocado. Put it on your toasted bread and mash with a fork. Add a layer of seasoning. If you’re making a sandwich I do recommend splitting the avocado mesh between both slices of bread so it’s on both sides of your sandwich.
Add tomatoes and another layer of seasoning (plus the optional sprinkle of salt)
Add your scrambled (pictured below), fried or poached egg and sprinkle one more layer of seasoning. Top with another piece of toast and take a bite. You can also make this open faced and eat it with a fork and knife if you’re watching those carbs.
Cherry tomatoes work too 🙂