Avocado Toast

NYC has such an abundance of restaurants that I always have a hard time deciding which ones to try. One thing that I do look for is that they offer plenty of healthy vegetarian choices.  Especially when you look at the breakfast menu. Why especially breakfast you might ask? Well, maybe I’m the odd one out here but breakfast has always been my absolutely favorite meal to eat out. Specially when I travel or even for a celebration with my family, I would much rather go out for breakfast than lunch or dinner. Breakfast just has this special place in my heart 🙂

One of my favorite breakfasts to order is Avocado Toast. They can be customized as per your liking. You can just have a simple one with mashed avocado and some Zaatar (middle eastern spice) sprinkled on. I personally prefer the mashed avocado toasts rather than sliced avocados on top as I find them harder to eat! But hey, it’s up to you.

Maybe if you want a tad bit fancy then get some arugula and cherry tomatoes or red radishes sliced thinly and with pink salt sprinkled on top. And if you eat eggs then go for fried or poached egg on top of the avocado toast! You can make it as simple or as complex as you want it. Be creative and try new combinations!

It’s one of those simple gourmet menu items that restaurants will charge like $6-$10 per slice! But the good thing is that for not even a fraction of the cost ($1-$1.50) and in very little time (5-10 minutes) you can create your own versions of these avocado toasts right in your own kitchen. It’s a great idea for college dorms also as doesn’t require very many ingredients or appliances or time!

Especially if you are vegetarian or vegan, it becomes key where you get the healthy fats from your diet from. Avocado is one of those blank slates that can take on the flavors of whatever spice or ingredient you decide with.

Please as always do remember to always wash before cutting, any vegetable or fruit that you eat raw. Even if it has a thick skin line an avocado or a watermelon. If you cut it unwashed, there may be some bacteria on the outside skin which will now get the chance to infect the fruit or vegetable inside and consequently you.

Since Avocado toast can be ready in a pinch, I’ve even had it for lunch at times. Then I just pair it with whatever leftovers I have like soup or even a bowl of dal or a salad. It’s very filling and just a snap to make. I hope you try it if you haven’t already!

 Ingredients:

Sourdough bread slices or Sprouted grain bread slices — 2

Ripe avocado — 1

Zaatar(middle eastern spice)

Pink salt

Organic Arugula

Organic Cherry tomatoes

Red radishes

Lemon

Salt

Black pepper ground

Directions:

  • Put the slice of bread to toast very lightly. I have used a sourdough bread slice here.
  • In the meantime wash, then cut open the avocado. Remove seed, dice within the skin and then scoop out the avocado into a small bowl. Add some salt and pepper, and  add a tiny bit of lemon juice to prevent it from turning brown. Mash it with a fork.

  • If you want tomatoes or radish on top, then just slice a few of them.
  • All that is left is assembling them now.
  • Spread the mashed avocado and layer it with whatever toppings you like. Grab a cup of tea/coffee and you are all set!

Bon Appetite!

Nutritional Content: 

Total Servings: 2

Per serving : 175 cal, Fat 11 g, Carbs 17.9 g, Fiber 5.5 g, Sugar .5 g, Protein 3.5 g, Potassium 363.8 mg Calcium 9%

 

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