Avocado Toast (Breakfast)
I will not lie to you. I am a sucker for a good breakfast. I can eat breakfast for lunch or dinner. And nothing perks up my mood more than good wholesome breakfast, first thing in the morning! Okay, perhaps not first thing in the morning. You see, I am not a morning person at all. So I wait till the very last minute to wake up to get the 7.5 yo ready and off to school. Also, I do not like rushing through breakfast. I absolutely need to savor each bite while leisurely sipping on my tea and listening to the busy hum of the cars rushing to their destinations. The perks of working from home.
The husband makes breakfast over the weekends, but somehow, he can never get my eggs right. Neither is my toast perfectly toasted. And its been about a couple of months now that he finally learnt to make tea the way I like it - strong with hints of ginger, cardamom and an undertone of cinnamon. So even though I get to eat breakfast the first thing in the morning over the weekends, it is only sometimes made the way I like it. (Disclaimer: not complaining, just stating facts here!)
So during the week, I eat my breakfast after I drop the 7.5 yo off at the bus stop. By the time I come back, my tea is ready and all I have to do is fry an egg while the toaster does its thing. Now I have become a huge fan of avocado toast and I try to eat it at least a few times a month. I do not go to the grocery stores very often now, but whenever I do I try to pick up avocados at various stages of ripening to use in my smoothies or make Avocado Toast over the next 2-3 days.
There's no strict recipe to follow. Sometimes I mush the avocado directly onto the toast and at other times I slice it and then arrange it on the toast (toasted to perfection on my cast iron skillet). Then, I hit it with a squeeze of lemon juice, salt and freshly cracked black pepper and a generous dusting of smoked paprika. The smokiness from the paprika
Top it with some sliced tomatoes or an egg or enjoy it as it is.
Hope you enjoy it!