Avocado toast has become a popular breakfast and brunch item, enjoyed both at home and restaurants.
Avocado toast, in its simplest form, is bread toasted and topped with either mashed or sliced avocados.
But some of you may ask, “But aren’t avocados fattening?”
While it is true, avocados are high in fat, but it’s a good fat.
Eating avocados has been linked with lower body weight, lower body mass index (BMI), and a smaller waist circumference (Cambridge University Press).
Avocado is an excellent source of B vitamins, folate, vitamin-K, and vitamin-E. It’s also a good source of magnesium, potassium, and vitamin-C (FoodData Central).
It contains a variety of phytonutrients as well. These include tocopherols, carotenoids, phenolics, and phytosterols.
These antioxidants have shown to be linked to heart health, eye health, and skin health (National Institutes of Health).
Avocado & Egg Toast
2 slices sourdough bread, toasted
1 large ripe avocado, pitted
1/2 – 3/4 teaspoon garlic or onion powder
Himalayan salt and ground black pepper to taste
Juice of half a lemon or lime
Choice of Garnishing
Poached or sunny side-up egg
Thinly sliced fresh sweet peppers or pickled chiles, such as Serrano or jalapeño
Thinly sliced or diced onions, such green, red or white
Pumpkin seeds or sesame seeds
Herbs, such as basil, cilantro, mint, parsley or baby arugula
Cheese, such as shredded Parmesan, Asiago, Romano, white sharp cheddar, goat cheese, or feta
Toast the bread to your liking.
Meanwhile, remove the pit from avocado. With a spoon, scoop avocado peeling. Add to a medium sized bowl.
Mash avocado and mix with citrus juice, garlic or onion powder. and salt and black pepper to taste.
Drizzle the toast lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Spread avocado mixture evenly over each slice of toast.
Top avocado toast with any of the suggested garnishing.
Plate, serve and enjoy.
Try these deliciously yummy as well recipes with avocados.
- Citrus Fennel and Avocado Salad
- Chicken Avocado and Watercress Salad
- South Of The Border Chicken Tortilla Soup (garnished with avocado chunks)
- Mango Guacamole Chicken Salad
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