Losers meaning me and maybe you too if you didn’t get on the avocado toast train until recently.
Did you even know there was an avocado toast train?
Climb aboard CHOO CHOO.“
I love avocado but I haven’t always loved it. In fact, I can’t remember when my love affair with avocado began but I want to say it was my mom’s recipe for spicy guacamole which is so amazing that I even risked my life* cutting jalapeno for the recipe.
It was traumatic. *
I can barely talk about it even today. *
*burnt my corneas
*it was bad
*wear gloves when you cut jalapeno
I will write that guacamole recipe someday but I need my mommy to make it for me because of TRAUMATIC JALAPENO EVENT.
For the past year, I have noticed a food trend called avocado toast. It is essentially what the name claims to be although I feel like guacamole toast would be a bit more accurate. Because if I am being honest, a slice of avocado on a piece of toast sounds as appetizing as shit on a shingle.
Avocado is yummy only after you add things to it.
Salt in particular.
Otherwise, it tastes like rubber.
But add in a couple of ingredients like sea salt, olive oil, and garlic and the avocado shines.
Then there is the “is my avocado ripe” guessing game.
Case in point: I bought an avocado on a Monday but it wasn’t ripe enough to eat so I had to wait.
Tuesday- nope, still hard
Wednesday- getting softer, but still nope
Thursday- wasn’t in the mood for avocado toast so I didn’t check
Friday- rotten AF
Plan accordingly. I am sure by the time I am in a nursing home there will be digital displays on fruits and vegetables telling the exact moment they will be ripe but until then, it is a frustrating game. Which makes your avocado toast all the more to savor. Savor every damn bit of that toast because you earned it, my friend.
Here is what you will need to make your guacamole toast:
Bread (sourdough is the best but I used low-carb bread because I hate myself, apparently)
Red Pepper Flakes
Avocado (or Guacamole) Toast
- 1 Avocado (Mashed)
- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Tsp. Sea Salt
- 1/2 Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
- 1 Garlic Clove
- Black Pepper (To Taste )
- 2 Slices Sourdough Bread
- Mash avocado in a small bowl. Add in the rest of the ingredients (with the exception of the garlic) and blend. Toast your bread, then rub your garlic clove cut in half on both sides of the toast. Spread the avocado mixture onto the toast.
When you put all of that together, you will get a beautiful reward.
Have you hopped on the avocado toast train? Tell me all about it in the comments.