Simple food is 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.
Are you an avocado lover? I never used to be, and for the life of me, I don’t know why. Some weird thing in my head told me guacamole was not delicious. WHAT? How is that possible?
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.
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.
Avocado On Toast, Avocado Toast or Avocado Toasts?
When searching for the best SEO term for this post, it was apparent that many terms are used for making this simple, delicious dish. 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.
The best bread (yes gluten-free works) for avocado toast is a personal preference for sure. If you are like me and pile the avocado high on top of that toast, you will want a dense bread so it doesn’t break when you pick it up. You sure don’t want to loose any of that delicious topping before it gets to your mouth.
How To Make 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.
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 the you won’t know unless you try argument.
He loves ALL the ingredients (except for the smashed avocado), so this sounds like the perfect lunch to me. I just knew he would LOVE the avocado too.
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. Piled on the smashed avocado, sprinkled a few red pepper flakes (for heat), some smoked sea salt (to make the flavours pop), and a good spoonful of salsa. Added some arugula leaves as garnish (but you don’t have to).
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.
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.
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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 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).
You DON'T need a recipe. Smash the avocado, pile it on toast, add your choice of toppings (or not) and eat! Be sure to use a nice dense bread (gluten free works well) so it does not fall apart when you pick it up.