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Avocado recipes to try at home.
We've put together a selection of simple ways to liven up avocado on toast, so there's no need to leave the comfort of your home - enjoy avo in and save!
This, somewhat of a mainstream dish, still leaves our mouths watering and our tummies full. Whether it's breakfast, brunch, lunch or simple snack you're looking for, you can't go wrong with a hearty slice of toast topped with lashings of melted butter, lovingly smashed avo and a sprinkling of salt and cracked black pepper... But maybe it's time to upgrade your morning routine? Discover how to get the most of all the green goodness an avocado can bring!
It's all about adding flavours that compliment your avo oppose to overpowering it. There is potential for added protein - bacon, sliced chicken, or smoked salmon, and it's ideas for whatever your mood. Mediterranean, Mexican, an Asian twist - the versatile avocado has no bounds...
But before we begin mixing it up and throwing in flavours, make sure to follow these handy tips, and produce the best avocado on toast you've ever had!
- Make sure you use a ripe avocado - it's worth the wait! If your avo has a little give, then it's spreadable and you're good to go.
- Crisp toast in contrast to creamy avocado is what makes this dish so desirable - so don't be impatient, leave those slices under the grill for an extra few seconds.
- To prevent browning if you aren't eating your avo straight away, add a squirt of lemon juice.
We've got a recipe to suit every taste.
Straight up smashed and on toast.
You can't go wrong with a classic, simply sprinkle with desired seasoning and you are good to go!
Eggs makes everything better.
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.
A sprinkling of 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 won't break your budget.
Some like it hot.
Add a small sprinkling of chilli or spice to give your dish a bit of a kick. The creamy avocado will cools the burn while the the flavour combination will send your taste buds to Mexico. Thrifty.
For the health conscious.
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.
An Italian twist.
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!
Something a little different.
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 -
Think cheese - thickly spread cream cheese or crumbled feta - for even more flavour. Nuts - smoky, salted or natural, for that added crunch. Sweet - strawberries and balsamic. Whatever your favourite food, we can guarantee there is a version of avocado on toast that works. Why not have a go at making your own creation?
We love everything about avocado on toast - it takes no time to prepare and it's healthy!
The real recipe to success...
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