Tuesday, 23 February 2016

All day, Everyday: Avocado Toast

I was with some colleagues the other day and we were getting ready to start a meeting, somehow the conversation turned to avocados - maybe it was the fact that this avocado tshirt had been featured on ASOS' instagram feed the day before?! Also available as a sweatshirt...

Avocado Toast Oversized Sweatshirt, £55, Private Party at ASOS
Avocado Toast Supersoft Tshirt, £36, Private Party at ASOS
Anyway my colleagues were making fun of my addiction to avocado toast, mainly because it features heavily on my own instagram feed. Whilst I laughed along and waxed lyrical about my love for avo toast, it led me to think about how much I do love it and how I've come to to really enjoy it in a certain way... I often order it at brunch places but come away feeling like I enjoy my own version more! Avo toast may be 'trending' and be a heavy fixture on instagram and social media but I have been making it and devouring it for years!

The best thing about avo toast is its versatility - you can have it whenever (breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, as a snack) it's quick and easy to make and its nutritious plus tastes #yummy! It's especially tasty on sourdough with a poached egg on top.


Here's my recipe: Avocado Toast (serves one!)

Ingredients:
- One large or two small ripe avocados
- One clove of garlic/tube of garlic paste
- Lime or lemon/bottled lime or lemon juice
- Sea salt
- Black pepper
- Paprika powder / chopped chillies / chilli flakes (optional)
- Two eggs
- White wine vinegar
- One/two slices of sourdough/bread

Method:
- Slice the avocado(s) in half and remove stone, use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl.
- Peel the garlic glove and use a garlic press to crush it, add contents to your bowl
- Slice the lime or lemon and add a generous squeeze of juice to the mixture
- Add a pinch of sea salt and plenty of black pepper
- Depending on if you're using, add a pinch of paprika, some chopped chilli or chilli flakes. Finely chopped onions or cherry tomato also works well!
- Using a fork, mash the mixture together roughly and stop when you're happy with the texture - whether you like it chunky or want more of a smoother paste. Taste, and add more pepper/juice/chilli if needed. Cover and set aside.
- Boil the kettle and get your bread ready to be toasted.
- Get the cooker on; in a saucepan add the boiling water and a dash of white wine vinegar. When the water is bubbling, use a wooden spoon to swirl the water to make a whirlpool, and crack each egg separately into the swirl.
- Pop bread into toaster, get a plate and cutlery out.
- I like to poach eggs for as long as the bread takes to toast - around three minutes! Once toast is ready, take out onto plate, and spoon on the avocado mixture. Use a slatted spoon to remove each egg, ensure it is drained of excess water before placing onto the avocado toast.
- Top up with black pepper
- Sit down, take a flat lay instagram photo (optional!) and ENJOY! #yummy

What are your thoughts on avocado toast? Are you a fan? Have you got a special recipe?

***Disclaimer: I am not a cook or chef or any kind of food expert, this is just my own way of enjoying avo toast!***

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