Nov 292012
 

I am working on testing the recipes I want to include in my culinary fiction novella. I love reading all kinds of culinary fiction, but books that include recipes are just a bit more special to me. When the recipes are included you can actually make some of the dishes that were making your mouth water while you were reading.

One of the recipes I’m including is a variation of one of my favorite lunches, Avocado Toast. Whenever I find avocados on sale I buy a pile of them. Often I end up eating Avocado Toast for my lunches and snacks every day until my stash of green goodness is gone. So I couldn’t resist putting a version of one of my favorite things into the novella.

To me, the onion powder, salt and hot sauce are all crucial in making this treat, but you can customize it to your own taste. Minced red onion, pickled jalapenos or even salsa would all be lovely. I have even seen a version of this drizzled with olive oil. This certainly isn’t the prettiest thing to look at, but it is definitely tasty!

Have you ever made Avocado Toast or something similar?

 

Avocado Toast

2 slices of bread, toasted

1 avocado

Onion or garlic powder

Hot sauce (I prefer Cholula Chipotle)

Salt (I use grey sea salt)

As the bread toasts, remove the flesh from the avocado. Sprinkle with garlic or onion powder and mash with a fork. When the toast is done, spread half of the mashed avocado and on each piece of toast. Drizzle on hot sauce and sprinkle with salt.

This is my first post for Weekend Cooking at Beth Fish Reads.

 November 29, 2012  Posted by  Food, Recipe, Writing Life Tags:

  44 Responses to “Avocado Toast”

Comments (44)
  1. This looks perfect. I am an avocado lover also and this one will make it onto my food blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your culinary creations. Great idea hooking up to Beth Fish’s Weekend Cooking. You’ll meet lots of good readers!

    • I adore avocados, too. I think this is my favorite way to eat them. I’m looking forward to meeting some new people on Weekend Cooking!

  2. It looks delicious!

  3. Oh yum. What a great way to use your avocados without making guac. :) I love spotting great food references in fiction.

    • When it comes to avocados, one cannot live on guacamole alone. :) This is a great, quick snack or lunch.

  4. oh, I’m going to make one right away…

  5. Hey, I feature avocado this week too!
    BF, you have something against guac??

  6. I love avacados. What a great way to incorporate them into something new!

  7. Wow, I love avocados, but have never eaten them this way. Guess I’ll have to buy a few next week 😉

  8. I love avocado on toast. Last time I had it I smeared a little Vegemite onto the toast before smushing on the avocado – it was a good combo (you could also use Marmite). Have a good week.

    • I have never tried Vegemite or Marmite before. Heard they are an “acquired” taste, but I bet mixing them with avocado would be a good way to try them! Hope you have a good week too!

  9. Well I never made avocado toast, but what I do is smearing on some avocado, lemon juice and black pepper on a slice of home made bread! It is one of my favorite bread toppings!

  10. I have never tried Avacado Toast, what a unique idea. Good luck with the novel!

    • I first saw Avocado Toast on another blog and I loved it the first time I tried it. Thanks! The novella WILL be out before Christmas (I’m working on the finishing touches right now).

  11. I made something similar back when I was keeping sourdough starter around, avocado pizza: http://www.joyweesemoll.com/2011/01/29/book-review-love-in-the-time-of-cholesterol/ But I should try avocado on toast — I would like that.

    • I really want to try making some sourdough starter. My daughter is really starting to cook more now and I bet she would enjoy having the starter around. Also, it’s a bit of a science experiment for the kids. :)

  12. This sounds like a really interesting sandwich – one I’ve never tried but will in the future :-)

  13. Thanks for the great suggestion!

  14. I often to avocado spread on a bagel! Close enough 😛

  15. The first thing I thought was “Christmasy” too!

  16. Oh, me too, me too! Those are my favorite types to read. And I think I need this for breakfast right now…mmmmm!

    • I had this for breakfast a couple days ago. :) My culinary fiction bookcase is overflowing right now. I need to buy another set of shelves to hold them all!

  17. You know I’ve never thought to put avocado on toast but why not! Usually when I make guacamole I go simple and add just a bit of salsa and maybe some lemon juice. I’ll try onion powder next time too.

    • I thought it sounded odd the first time I saw it, but it is really good. I often make guacamole with salsa, too. It’s quick and easy.

  18. I love toast. I love avocado. The combination of the two is wonderful. This is often a summer time snack for me. Thanks for highlighting this wonderful treat.

  19. I have never heard of nor had avocado toast before! It’s like guacamole on toast! What’s not to love?

    • Yes, it’s very similar to guacamole. You could use even use guacamole on the toast, that would have a lot of great flavor.

  20. I’m a big homemade guacamole fan, but I think that’s mainly because of all the cilantro my husband puts in! I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a really fresh avocado to know if I like them on their own. Kind of like someone who has only eaten tomatoes from the store, never from a farmer’s market or garden? This spread looks interesting, though!

    • I love cilantro too. That would be good sprinkled onto this. I live in Michigan, so I certainly have never tried an avocado fresh off a tree. I bet they’re wonderful!

  21. I like to spread mashed avaocado on the bread when i am making a sandwich and then add some other greens/veggies. haven’t tried it on it’s own. Looks very yummy.

    • Avocado or guacamole is great on grilled chicken sandwiches or hamburgers, too (if you eat meat). I really can’t get enough of them!