Simple food is the best. Smashed Avocado on Toast Topped with Salsa it about as simple as you can get. If easy and delicious is your thing, then this is for you.
Smashed avocado on toast! Really that is all it is. Top with YOUR choice of toppings and eat. This simple avocado toast recipe is foolproof.
Are you an avocado lover? I never used to be, and for the life of me, I don’t know why not. Some weird thing in my head told me guacamole was not delicious. WHAT? How is that possible?
Since I didn’t like guacamole (that was only my brain playing tricks on me), why would I want to eat guacamole on toast?
Seriously, it was a LONG time before I defied my brain and decided to give avocados a shot. I mean how can so many people LOVE this stuff and my brain said NO? I always tell the kids (and the grandkids) you won’t know if you like it until you try it. OMG! I literally have gone years not enjoying avocados for no reason. I have deprived myself for too long.
Now avocados are ALWAYS in my kitchen, and you will often see me cutting one open and just scooping out that delicious, soft green flesh and eating it off the spoon. I don’t even need toast. Would you believe hubby thought this was disgusting? Apparently, his brain was sending the same message.
Since avocados are so healthy (you know that right?), there are lots of ways to incorporate them into recipes. I am always on the lookout for healthy recipes with avocados.
I use avocados in:
- Banana Chocolate Pudding (my grandkids LOVE this healthy dessert with avocado)
- Guacamole Appetizer Bites (a fun party appetizer)
- Mediterranean Tuna Avocado Salad (perfect for lunch or dinner)
- Smoked Salmon Plate (the perfect dinner for a hot summer day)
AVOCADO TOAST, AVOCADO ON TOAST OR AVOCADO TOASTS?
When searching for the best SEO term for this post, it was apparent that many terms are used for making simple avocado toast. Since I put smashed avocado on top of toast, I chose the “on toast” term.
I never use the plural for toast, do you? Maybe it is the brain thing again, but toast is toast, and if I have one piece of toast or 3, it is just toast to me.
HOW TO MAKE SMASHED AVOCADO TOAST
My answer is HOWEVER YOU WANT. You don’t need a recipe. There are lots of great avocado toast ideas on the web, along with lots of reasons to eat avocados too. Have a look and see for yourself.
You will need:
- bread (regular or gluten-free)
- toppings (the choice here is endless)
I have also used frozen avocado. I always have a bag of frozen chunks. Just thaw (in the fridge) and use in place of fresh avocado in recipes.
When I said I was going to make avocado toast for lunch, hubby gave the “are you kidding me” look. I knew he would love it, but he had to find that out for himself. Back to “you won’t know unless you try” argument.
He loves ALL the ingredients (except for the mashed avocado). This sounds like the perfect lunch. I just knew he would LOVE the avocado too.
What is the best bread for making avocado toast? For this recipe (if you want to call it that) I toasted multi-grain bread, and then brushed it with *garlic olive oil. Have you ever tried flavoured oils? So good. I like using dense bread. Once you pile on the avocado and topping, the bread needs to be able to hold the weight. I like picking up my toast and eating it, I don’t want it to fall apart.
Super easy to assemble:
- pile on the mashed avocado onto the bread
- sprinkle with *red pepper flakes (for an added kick of heat)
- *smoked sea salt (adds a unique smokey flavour)
- salsa (any kind you like)
- garnish (or not)
I took this tasty avocado on toast to hubby while he was busy on the computer. I figured his mind would be on other things as he ate. Guess what? He LOVED it! Looks like his brain needed some rewiring too. How can you not love this? Simply delicious, and heck it’s so easy he can make it too. Bonus!
He said this was THE BEST avocado toast recipe ever! I knew the red pepper flakes and salsa would convince him!
Avocado toast toppings can be ANYTHING you like. In fact, you don’t even need to put toppings on at all. My daughter loves eating just the mashed avocado on bread!
Try things like:
- slices of tomato
- hard boiled eggs (avocado and eggs is a fantastic combination)
- tuna or salmon
Have fun experimenting with your choice of bread and toppings. Smashed Avocado on Toast Topped with Salsa is the perfect brunch, lunch, snack or dinner. Easy, delicious, and nutritious. Give it a try soon.
What is YOUR favourite topping for avocado toast?
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Here are a few other avocado ideas you might like to try:
Smashed Avocado on Toast Topped with Salsa
- 1 Avocado (about 5 ounces)
- 2 slices bread (your choice)
- 1 tbsp garlic olive oil
- 2 tbsp salsa
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/8 tsp smoked sea salt
- 4 arugula leaves (optional/for garnish)
- Cut the avocado in half. Remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a bowl.
- Mash roughly with a fork and set aside.
- Toast your choice of bread.
- Brush toast with garlic olive oil.
- Divide smashed avocado onto the slices of toast.
- Sprinkle on the red pepper flakes.
- Sprinkle on the smoked sea salt.
- Top with salsa.
- Garnish (or not).