Now I know what you’re thinking, “do we really need a recipe for avocado toast?”
Well after making this dish for one of my friends that visited from England earlier this year and having her ask me for the recipe, I think so! She fell in love with this simple dish and every time I make it I can hear her adorable British accent going, “Oh my god, this is lovely”. So Nadia, this recipe is for you! I’m actually not a big fan of avocado, but avocado toast is one of the few ways I like to eat it. With the addition of basil and garlic I’m sure you will love it too!
Personally for me, coming up with breakfast ideas are hard as a vegan. I can’t rely on just smoothie bowls to get me through my mornings! This avocado toast is great for the morning since avocados are filled with healthy fats and it always keeps me full till lunch. I have tried avocado toast the way most people prepare it, by just smashing the avocado directly on the toast, but I found it lacked something. My mom always keeps a basil plant in the house and so adding it to the mixture adds another level of flavour.
As a past avocado hater I can confidently say this will be your new go-to breakfast.
Avocado Toast with BasilPrint Recipe
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 tsp of a lemon
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of pepper
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/8 tsp red chili flakes
- 4 chopped basil leaves
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 2 slices of good hearty bread
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 slices of tomato
- Additional oil to drizzle on top (optional)
In a small bowl combine avocado, lemon juice, salt, pepper, chili flakes, basil, and olive oil. With a fork, begin to mash up the mixture. I like to make it a smooth consistency, but you can leave your avocado chunky if you like! If you don't like heat you can skip the chili flakes.
Set aside your mixture and toast your bread. I like my bread to turn a golden brown so it's nice and crunchy. Once your toast is done, take a clove a garlic and rub it on the hot toast.
Take your avocado spread and smear it on to the toast. I give each slice half of the mixture. Top each slice of toast with 2 tomatoes, and feel free to drizzle additional oil and sprinkle on top some more salt and pepper to season the tomatoes.
I used a smaller sized avocado which was enough for 2 slices.