For renters, saving for a deposit for a first home doesn't have to mean forgoing brunch dates and the enjoyment of avocado on toast.
It's time to have your avocado and eat it too! Take a look at this scrumptious selection of recipes and give your avo a dash of excitement and a sprinkle of something different...
You can't go wrong with this delectable dish - filling, full of healthy goodness, and easy to whip up. Plus, it can be enjoyed any time of the day - breakfast, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack, the list is endless. So if you usually enjoy your green goodness simply sprinkled with salt and pepper on a slice of wholemeal, it's time to mix things up a little! Don't worry, we don't intend to drown out your favourite toast topping, just compliment it for when you fancy something new.
Remember, these are just a few combinations - you could also make it a meal by adding some additional protein, or cheesy goodness. And why not think outside the box with your favourite cotenant? Mexican, Mediterranean, Asain or American style...
Before you add your flavours, it's time to make the most of the basics, and get the most from your money. Our handy tips will help you do just that.
- Always wait until your avocado is ripe - there's nothing worse than a hard avo! Give it a little squeeze and if its got give, then it's ready for spreading.
- Char your bread to perfection - again, waiting until your toast is crisp will give you the perfect contrast to your creamy avocado.
- Not enjoying your avocado straight away? Add a little squeeze of lemon juice to the mix to prevent it browning.
We've got a recipe for every occasion.
Classic: Smashed on toast traditions are here to stay.
Timeless, simply sprinkle with sea salt and cracked black pepper and you are done!
Because you can't beat an egg.
Soft boiled, perfectly poached or fried and placed on top, the humble egg is the perfect match for avocado, that runny yolk has us tucking straight in.
Simply add seeds.
Sunflower, poppy, sesame... whatever you go for, the additional texture and flavour of seeds is an ideal way to give your brunch a gourmet boost that's also incredibly good for you.
Some like it hot.
Try adding greens or additional veg to your avocado - we love the combination of kale and radish, the crisp texture of the radish just gives it a bit more bite.
Top your toast with fresh cherry tomatoes, basil and a drizzle of olive oil - you'll have a dish bursting with flavour and the essence of la dolce vita!
The stunning contrast of the jewel tones of pomegranate and crumbly feta offer you a slightly sweeter take on the classic - and it looks as good as it tastes!
The possibilities are endless -
Sweet or savoury, crunchy or creamy, sprinkled or spread, you're about to find a combination that will become your new favourite, we guarantee it - it's time to experiment!
We love everything about avocado on toast - it takes no time to prepare and it's healthy!
The real recipe to success...
We understand that buying your first home can be tough - paying rent, saving for a deposit, and still enjoying the lifestyle your city has to offer! Over the next month, we'll be putting together some handy tips and tricks to help you get onto the property ladder, so keep checking back for more!
Or, why not chat to one of our expert team - your new dream home could be just few simple steps away.