Yesterday I had promised to post about my favorite breakfast, avocado toast. But my day got in the way. It happens sometimes, not usually two days in a row like this week, but there it is. Sometimes…life happens. So. Today I’ve decided to do a two for one deal :-). I’m posting once this morning and once in the late afternoon. Hopefully you, my fellow blog readers, will forgive the last two days. 🙂 Thanks in advance.
This ridiculously easy and healthy breakfast treat was something that didn’t even occur to me until I was living in London, when I had enough leisure time that I actually was able to go out for brunch (when brunch involved fancy cocktails and beautiful egg dishes). My friend introduced me to this wonderful bar/restaurant called Chocolate Bar. Yes. They served chocolate for every meal, along with chocolate inspired cocktails. Marvelous. But even better? They had this TO DIE FOR avocado toast. I only ever ordered it there. It’s ALL I ordered (I did vary my cocktails), it was that delicious. For some reason I just never thought to make it for myself.
When I moved back to the States, with a baby and slightly more limited funds (ok, very limited) I decided to start trying to make my favorite dishes that I once went out for, AND to improve upon them. Since this avocado toast had been such a ‘elemental’ part of my breakfast routine, I forgot that everybody in the world doesn’t eat this (shame really). So I forgot about it in terms of blog material. I was then talking about it at a party, and everyone looked at me like I had 3 heads. Avocado? On toast? For breakfast? Crazy talk. Nope. In fact, I’m betting some of you will switch out a couple of your breakfast items just to eat this.
This is what you’ll need;
1/2 of a ripe avocado
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice
sprinkle of salt
sprinkle of pepper
tiny sprinkle of sugar
1/4 tea old bay seasoning
1 garlic clove, crushed
Okay, take all those items and put in a bowl. Mash them up like crazy. (Make sure you are only using the garlic pulp, the outer skin should be discarded when you crush it.) When your mixture is smooth (ish), spread over a thick piece of toast.
Eat. Preferably with a cocktail. I understand it it’s just with coffee, it’s how I roll these days too.
Yay! My favorite breakfast ever! What’s the best part? Your kid will like it! It tastes a bit like cream cheese, we initially disguised it by putting bacon pieces on top (my child will eat anything that involves bacon) and now she eats it plain. Try it!