The Best Avocado Toast

Will you be smashing or slicing your avocado? There’s no wrong answer, although I find smashed avocado to be a little easier to eat. Anyway, when shopping for ripe avocados pick ones that give just slightly when squeezed in the palm of your hand. Too much give or soft spots indicate that the avocado may be rotten, so I’d pass on those – this is especially important if you plan to slice your avocado. Slicing avocado calls for avocado that is ripe, yet firm

How to Pick the Perfect Avocado

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Pick your bread…then toast it! You may use any bread, but one that is sliced thick enough (at least 1/4-inch) is the way to go. I love everything, but especially love sourdough bread and multi-grain or whole-grain bread.

How to Make Avocado Toast


Smash or slice the avocado. Smashed or sliced avocados are both great, but avoid over-mashing and keep in mind that sliced avocados can be somewhat slippery. If you’re mashing, add a teaspoon of fresh lemon juice to the avocado mixture to prevent the avocado from browning prematurely.

How to Make Avocado Toast


Divide and spread. Spread the smashed or sliced avocado over each slice of bread and drizzle with olive oil.

How to Make Avocado Toast


Season or pile with your favorite toppings. I highly recommend a little flaky sea salt, black pepper, and just a pinch of red pepper flakes.

How to Make Avocado Toast


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