Friday, March 4, 2011

Sliced Avocado on Toast


This is not a recipe; this is an idea. It's the idea that the ingredient is the recipe and that some things are perfect in their simplest form. The idea that it is best to take a great ingredient and do as little to it as possible. So, just toast a piece of whole wheat bread. Add perfectly ripe sliced avocado and top with olive oil, sea salt, and cracked pepper. This is a great for a snack or even breakfast.

So, what are some really simple recipes that you love?

23 comments:

Liz said...

It might be an ingredient or two over the line, but I'm thinking Chipotle Tabasco atop olive oil-fried egg atop sliced avocado.

chen.esseff said...

Sounds delicious. I think a slice of juicy beefsteak tomato would go well with this too. ;)

Loca4crafts said...

This is one of my favorite things to eat. I first tried it in Chile. They mashed avocado and served it with fresh baked bread at almost every meal. YUM!

Suzi said...

i have a 4 week old baby and i eat this all the time! easy to prepare. i like avo on sprouted bagels too.

Perdita said...

A sweet version of this is a lovely sliced banana with a little allspice and brown sugar on toast.

Cindy said...

I eat this all the time. It's delicious! If you want to make it sweet, just drizzle some honey. I normally omit the honey and enjoy the buttery texture of a fresh ripe avocado.

Expats Again said...

We have enjoyed this breakfast for years! My husband likes his with butter,avocado and pepper. I like it just with avocado and salt.

If you like it, Vegemite on toast is a good breakfast. Far better than Marmite, in our opinion.

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

one of my faves too... I think avocado is even better with black salt. Have you tried it?

The Yogi Vegetarian said...

...and I totally agree with your idea that the recipe is the ingredient. Simple is so often the best.
My simple recipe is a baked dessert apple, cored, with dates in the centre. Or how about grilled perfectly-ripe pineapple?

Brooke Shoko said...

this is beautiful.
try tomato "jam" on toast. delicious.

Bianca said...

This is one of my all-time fave breakfasts! I always add a little sriracha too.

Beth said...

I love this same thing, and when blood oranges are in season, they make a great addition.

thedalyn said...

This is my toddler's favorite snack.

Lee-Anne said...

This is my favourite snack too - simple, easy and healthy. My son and daughter love it to, but hubby hasn't caught on yet!

imported mama said...

this is a classic... in puerto rico amongst the older folk,, my grandparents always had this for breakfast,,,fresh bread with smeared avocado...delicious

The Daily Kakery said...

By far one of my favorite snacks. Used to eat those when I came home from school as a kid.

Ira Gelb said...

have also tried this,
cannot say it's not good,
just out of my gastronomic culture.

Anna said...

In response to the comment Liz made: It actually rocks with egg and chipotle. I like to eat it for breakfast when the avocado selection is good at the market.

Airen said...

looks incredible. I have never tried Avocado. I normally just put honey on my toast.

People for Cats! said...

toasted bagels, with avocado, tobasco and sea salt - yum!

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V said...

Chunks of watermelon garnished with cashews, grated coconut (unsweetened, fresh if possible) and lime wedges.

Fresh figs, quartered, drizzled with balsamic reduction and finished with a few shavings of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

And one Mom made when we were kids: Banana, sliced lengthwise and sprinkled with fresh lemon juice and a little sugar. Delicious breakfast.

Eva Rasho said...

Everything bagels with cream cheese and avocado are just about my favorite breakfast in the world. It's also good with tomatoes instead of (or in addition to) the avocado.