Avocado Toast

With more than 410,000 Instagram posts, “avocado toast” is no longer just a fad.  Nor are people just eating it for breakfast: it’s also being served for lunch and as a snack and has become a go-to alternative to grilled cheese for kids and grownups alike.  Avocado toast has staying power, most likely due to its nutrient-packed, heart-healthy properties, its creamy taste, and its ability to satiate hunger. I still love a good grilled cheese every once in a while, as do my kids, but I am guilty of falling for the whole avocado toast craze myself.

Billed as part of “clean living” in the U.S., this is not a new concept at all: people in Chile have been eating avocado on toast for decades.  Gwyneth Paltrow has been credited for popularizing this healthy (yet some say slightly indulgent, due to an avocado’s fat content) creation in her cookbook It’s All Good.  In it, Paltrow says that this simple toast is “not a recipe at all,” due to its basic nature and its reliability.  I get it.

avocados for toast

Avocados’ superfruit quality makes this recipe (or numerous others like it) a great healthy option for breakfast or lunch, especially when you’re in a hurry.  But I think if you’re willing to do a bit more than smear plain avocado on a slice of bread, you can make this simple treat even better.

About the Author

Andrea Potischman

I am a professionally trained NYC chef turned CA mom and food blogger. I post about real food, with doable ingredient lists that are family friendly.

One thought on "Avocado Toast"

  1. Avatar photo Elizabeth Lorenz says:

    As the avocado toast fad has taken hold I’ve been quite bemused, as this delicacy was a childhood staple in my home in the 1970s. My dad grew up in Southern California with avocado trees in his back yard. From a young age, I remember him making what we called “avocado ON toast” by mashing avocados with lemon juice and salt and spreading it on toast. Simple and delicious especially with soup.

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