Avocado toast has become the staple breakfast and brunch attendee. Addictively smooth and creamy, avocados have now taken the spotlight on the menu of many restaurants around the world, and for good reason. It’s loaded with healthy fats (over 75% unsaturated), just under 20% of your daily value of Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Folate per every 100 gram serving (we’re not going to lie, we eat far more than that!)
Here are ten easy ways of topping avocado toast, ranging from mildly fancy to impressing your date with your culinary skills, to absolute decadence. The glutton in us is hankering to put this all out as a smorgasbord spread and let everyone have a Do It Yourself Avocado Toast party. From a small and intimate gathering to a brunch buffet, the possibilities are endless.
To make it extra snazzy, make sure you got your Mimosa and Bloody Mary at the ready. If you’re not sure how to tell if an avocado is ripe, it should be firm but have some give when you squeeze it, and the stem (if it has one) should wiggle when you touch it. Once the avocados are ripe to your liking, you can place them in the fridge to halt the process for up to a week. Storing half cut (although why would you have leftovers?) avocados in airtight containers with a wipe of citrus juice over the exposed flesh will keep the surface green for up to a day.
1. Eggs, Eggs, Eggs. The Match Made In Brunch Heaven
Is it really brunch if you don’t add an egg to your avocado toast? We might be biased but eggs are one of our favorite toppings because there are just so many styles to choose from? If you love that runny yolk–soft boiled, poached, and over easy eggs are going to be your jam. That deliciously smooth and creamy yolk pairs perfectly with the green goddess.
Dress it up with a nice flaked salt (pink Himalayan or coarse sea salt), some freshly cracked black pepper, and garnished with scallions, cilantro, or parsley makes it look gorgeous and rustic. Think if farmhouse rustic came to brunch, this would be it! If the runny yolk is not to your liking, a gorgeously creamy just set scrambled eggs, or fried with slightly crispy edges will satisfy those who prefer their eggs well done. Pieces of Andouille sausage or crumbled bacon bits might be a bit hefty on the calories, but who’s counting?