Joyfully Simple and Savory Avocado Toast
This avocado toast recipe is simply fresh avocado mashed with lemon juice, olive oil, and seasonings, then spread over bread. It’s a quick and easy meal or snack option that can be customized in so many different ways.
2 slices of bread (I use wheat or sourdough)
1 medium avocado peeled, seeded, and cut into chunks (I typically use Haas avocados but other varieties will work.)
5 teaspoons olive oil divided for use, plus more for garnish if desired
2 teaspoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
2 teaspoons chopped fresh herb, red pepper flakes, or sesame seeds
- Brush 2 teaspoons of olive oil over the slices of bread. Toast the bread.
- Place the avocado, remaining 3 teaspoons of olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper in a bowl. Mash into a course paste.
- Spread the avocado mixture over the toast. Garnish as desired with olive oil, salt, red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, or herbs. Serve immediately.
If you need to make the avocado mixture in advance, add a thin layer of olive oil or lemon juice on top to prevent browning. Stir the lemon juice or olive oil into the mix right before serving.
Recipe compliments of Home Chef Debbie Barton and OPL Community Member
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