Avocado toast is probably my favorite breakfast ever. Not probably. It really just is. It's so simple, but I think the simplicity of it makes it that much more appealing. I'm a big believer than good food doesn't necessarily mean tons of ingredients. Sometimes, it's all about the simple things in life, and avocado toast is a prime example of that perspective. Avocado toast and a great cup of coffee, that is.
"The powers of a man's mind is directly proportioned to the quality of coffee he drinks."
- James Mackintosh
My parents have an avocado tree in their backyard and my dad would often make avocado shakes for my brothers and me (all it was was mashed avocado, evaporated milk, and sugar - I've made healthier versions that are just as delicious. And don't knock it til you try it!). He used to urge us to drink it because it would "make you smart!" As if we needed convincing...
Avocado Lemon Pepper Toast
I modeled this "recipe" after a bagel concoction I had in Dana Point Harbor, Ca. The bagel had cream cheese, avocado, smoked salmon, lemon pepper, lemon juice, and kosher salt. This is just a more manageable version of that awesome brunch. Now I just need the harbor...
- Half an avocado
- two slices of whole wheat bread, toasted
- lemon juice, to taste
- lemon pepper (I used Lawry's)
- kosher salt
- Spread avocado evenly between toast
- Squeeze lemon juice atop avocado
- Sprinkle a pinch of salt atop avocado
- Sprinkle lemon pepper atop avocado, to taste
Couldn't be any easier! Simple perfection (and alliteration!). Enjoy!