A simple avocado and egg toast is tasty, versatile and healthy too! In the last few years, avocados became really trendy. They are front and center in the grocery store, they are being blended into smoothies and they are making an appearance on restaurant menus across the country.
There are many popular versions of the avocado toast recipe . Every restaurants’ breakfast and brunch menu seems to offer different kinds and people are eating it up (literally!).
What is so Great about Avocado Toast?
What is especially great about the avocado toast trend is that it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, a snack or even dinner! It fits into any meal category. When you pair it with eggs as shown in the recipe below, you have a healthy meal: carbohydrate (bread), protein (eggs) and a healthy fat (avocado). That sounds like a great meal to eat any time of day, don’t you think?
Quick and Easy to Make Meal
Well, not only is it cheaper to make this avocado toast recipe at home but it is also super simple! This meal only takes about 10 minutes and you will have a restaurant quality, picture perfect avocado toast ready to eat without the hefty price tag!
So where do we begin? With the avocado of course!
If you plan on making this avocado toast recipe often, then it’s a good idea to buy 5-6 avocados at a time so you give them time to ripen. Please watch the video below to help you know when an avocado is unripe, ripe or overriped.
Below are some other tips:
- After you buy the avocado, be sure to keep it at room temperature.
- A ripe avocado should be soft but not too soft or squishy.
- When cutting avocados, make sure to use it right away! They don’t stay fresh for very long.
Secret Tip to Ripening Your Avocados!
This easy trick works wonders for getting your avocados ripened quickly. To speed up the process, put your avocado in a brown paper bag with an apple in it and roll the top of the bag over to seal it. The ethylene gas emitted from the apple and from the avocado will be trapped in the bag and cause it to ripen faster. You still have to wait a day or two but it’s definitely faster than waiting a full week for these beautiful fruits to ripen!
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How to Make the Best Avocado Toast with Eggs
Okay, so once you have your perfectly ripe avocado, you are ready to make the best egg and avocado toast!
Simply mash the avocado in a bowl with lime juice, salt and pepper and your delicious avocado spread is ready! It’s almost like a super simple guacamole! If you want to add a little spice, throw in some red pepper flakes or Sriracha sauce too. The eggs and toast can be cooked completely to your preference. Buy a high quality multi-grain bread that is a little on the thicker side so your toast stays crispy and offers a sturdy base when the eggs get added. Try your avocado toast with sunny side up eggs or even scrambled eggs work great too!
Is Avocado Toast Healthy?
Yes, it is. Avocados are a nutritious and versatile fruit with many health benefits. They contain 20 different vitamins and minerals and are loaded with approximately 4.5 grams of fiber per half fruit. Avocados are an excellent source of healthy, good fats that may help lower LDL(bad) cholesterol and prevent the risk of heart disease.
Many people believe avocados can’t be super healthy because they are so high in fat. Well, they are. In fact, over 77% of the calories in an avocado are from fat making it one of the fattiest foods in existence! A medium whole avocado contains about 250 calories and 23 grams of fat.
But don’t panic! These numbers don’t tell the whole story. All fats are not created equal. Avocados are high in the good kinds of fats called monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Although avocados contain these good fats, you still need to be careful not to eat too many servings in one day(including avocado toast) because you can quickly consume a lot of calories if you do.