Avocado toast is my jam! It has become one of my favorite go-to meals for a quick lunch and as you will see below, we also serve fancy avocado toast at parties. While it is super easy to make, I do have strong feelings about how to make avocado toast the right way.
Avocado toast is super simple to make. Be prepared to fall in love. Once you start making it, you won’t stop.
Let’s chat about the ingredients
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 ready to serve. As we all know, avocados don’t like to stay green. (See a tip below for how to keep an avocado green).
The bread - You can use any kind of bread that pleases you. My personal favorite kind of bread for avocado toast is sourdough. However, if I don’t have that, I will use whatever I have. Use your favorite kind of bread and you will be happy. My only tip is that it turns out better if the bread is on the thicker side.
The salt - Avocado toast just taste better with coarse sea salt. However, I am not ashamed to admit that I have used plain on table salt before. Salt is a critical ingredient to the flavor. If you don’t have sea salt on hand, just use table salt and enjoy.
The lime juice - Fresh lime is somehow better but I don’t always have them on hand. However, I do 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. Yes, freshly ground pepper adds a level of flavor that is richer but if you don’t have it, make the toast anyways. The most important ingredient in this recipe is a ripe avocado and fresh bread. Everything after that can be worked around.
- 1 medium avocado
- ½ T lime juice
- ¼ t sea salt
- ⅛ t freshly ground black pepper
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.
- Mix the avocado spread - Add the lime juice, sea salt and black pepper to the bowl with the avocado. Use a fork and mash the avocado and mix the ingredients. Mash until there are only small junks of avocado remaining.
- Toast your bread until golden brown and firm.
- Prepare avocado toast - Spread the avocado mixture on top of your toast. Sprinkle with a dash of sea salt.
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 daughters 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 put chunks of lobster on top. Lobster makes everything better!
How to keep an 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. This process generally takes about 3 days.
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.
Is avocado a fruit?
Yes, avocado is a fruit. It is technically considered a large berry. While it is often discussed as a vegetable it fits all of the technical criteria to make it a fruit. These factors include a large seed and a fleshy pulp.
While this recipe was for simple 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.
Do let us know what kind of avocado toast you wind up making. Just remember to make that bread golden brown and crispy.