Hello all, I decided to eat the trend and jump on the avocado toast bandwagon. I gave it a little pizzazz by adding hummus and layering tomato on top. I’m going to share this super easy recipe for a healthy DIY breakfast alternative to some over processed cafe sandwich.
An Argument for Avocado
So avocado is real darn trendy these days, as trendy as kale in 2013 and as trendy as coconut oil in 2015. As with everything trendy there is a certain amount of hate associated and I get it. Once a popular social media outlet gets wind of something cool it gets big then all of a sudden there are entire pinterest boards and Tumblr threads dedicated to that thing. And it can feel annoying, like no one was interested in avocado in 2012 but it’s been around the whole time, right?
Well the only thing trendier(is that a real word?) than avocado itself is confounded avocado toast! It is everywhere! I can’t type breakfast into anything and not have avocado toast pop up. I wanted to hate it so much but the truth is….I love avocado. I really really love avocado. It’s delicious and rich and a source of healthy fats and indeed back when we were teenagers my sister and I would smush avocado between 2 slices of bread and have it just like that.
So embrace the avocado my friends, embrace it.
Now onto the recipe
I chose to use pumpernickel bread because it is my all time favourite bread EVER. For anyone who isn’t sure pumpernickel is dark brown and looks as if it would be chocolate flavored but it isnt. It’s dense and a bit sour and very complex in taste. It goes beautifully with most flavours.
Now really onto the recipe…
WHAT YOU NEED
1) 1 Haas avocado (or any avocado )
2) 1 Ripe tomato
4) Pumpernickel bread
Money Saving Protip:
I got both my hummus and pumpernickel bread half off as they were both approaching their sell by dates. Most items don’t go off until well after their sell by dates so if you want to save a couple coins and you aren’t afraid this is a great way to acquire items that aren’t usually cheap (like hummus and pumpernickel bread)
WHAT TO DO
Prep: Scoop out the flesh of the avocado and mash it with a fork, add a bit of black pepper to taste. I prefer mine to be lumpy but if you want it smoother you can give it a few seconds in a food processor /blender/vitamix/nutribullet/whatever.
1) Slice and toast your bread to your desired crispness. I actually prefer mine practically UNtoasted. (not sure if that’s a word either)
2) Spread a thin layer of hummus over the bread in much the same way you would put mayonnaise on a sandwich.
3) Put approximately 1 tbsp of mashed avocado on top of the hummus layer.
4) Cut a tomato slice in half and place over the avocado layer.
Add a cup of coffee and you have a decadent tasty breakfast. Enjoy and have an awesome day!
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