Avocado toast is my jam! A simple, fast avocado toast has become one of my favorite go-to meals for a quick lunch. Let’s walk through how to make avocado toast together.
The avocado – This is the star of your show. Your avocado needs to be ripe and fresh. Also, I don’t recommend that you cut into your avocado until you are ready to serve.
As we all know, avocados don’t like to stay green. (See a tip below for how to keep a cut avocado green).
The bread – You can use any kind of bread, but a sturdy, hearty artisan bread holds up well under a gorgeous mountain of avocado mixture.
The salt and pepper – AI like avocado toast with coarse sea salt, but regular table salt is fine. Salt is a critical ingredient to the flavor, as it brings out the sweetness of the avo.
Yes, freshly ground pepper adds a level of flavor that is richer, but if you don’t have it, make the toast anyways.
The lime juice – Fresh lime is somehow better, but I don’t always have it on hand. However, I almost always have lime juice in a bottle in the fridge.
If this is just a quickie lunch, go with what you have on hand. If this is for a special brunch, use fresh limes if possible. Do not let the lack of the perfect ingredient get in the way of enjoying your avocado toast.
The most important ingredients in this recipe are a ripe avocado and fresh bread. Everything after that can be worked around.
Lobster Avocado Toast
There are countless avocado toast options. However, our favorite as of late is lobster avocado toast.
We recently served this at our daughter’s birthday brunch. It was a big hit. To create this, we bought a lobster that had already been steamed. It was chilled as well. We cracked it open and tore the lobster meat into chunks.
The process to make this was exactly the same as the recipe above. We just layered chunks of lobster on top. The two tastes of avocado and lobster are a natural together.
How To Keep A Cut Avocado From Turning Brown
To keep a freshly cut avocado from turning brown, your best tip is to brush the flesh side of the avocado with olive oil. Then pour some olive oil on a small saucer. Flip the avocado over, flesh side down on top of the olive oil on the saucer.
Press down gently to try and create a seal. Place the avocado in the fridge.
How To Ripen Avocados Fast
If you want to ripen an avocado faster, the best option is to place the avocado in a brown paper bag with a banana, which will take about three days. Or leave your avocados on a window sill so they get some sun. They should go from not ripe at all to ripe enough to enjoy in about 24 hours.
How To Pick A Ripe Avocado
The best way to pick a ripe avocado is to hold it in your hand and give it a gentle squeeze. If the avocado is soft but not mushy, it is ripe and ready to eat.
Color is not a good indicator of whether an avocado is ripe or not.
The bottom line
While this recipe was for simple, basic avocado toast, the possibilities are endless. You could add red pepper flakes for a bit of a kick.
You could also add tomato, bacon, smoked salmon or anything else that you can dream up. It would be exciting to make a new version of avocado toast every week for a year.
Remember, a hearty, sturdy bready that’s toasted nice and golden will be your best bet for holding the avocado mixture and not going soggy.
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- 1 medium avocado
- ½ T lime juice
- ¼ t salt
- ⅛ t freshly ground black pepper
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- Juice the lime and save the juice for step 3.
- Prepare the avocado - Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop the avocado flesh into a small bowl. Discard or compost pit and skin.
- Mix the avocado spread - Add the lime juice, salt and black pepper to the bowl with the avocado. Use a fork and gently mash this mixture. Mix until there are only small chunks of avocado remaining. Set aside.
- Toast your bread until golden brown and firm.
- Prepare avocado toast - Spread the avocado mixture on top of your toast. Sprinkle with another dash of salt to taste.