Avocado toast

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We’re all addicted to avocados. We’ll drink avocado smoothies, eat avocado ice cream, eat avocados with a spoon, pay an extra $1.80 to get guacamole in our Chipotle burrito bowls, pay absurd prices for avocado oil cooking spray at Whole Foods and even use avocado hair mask treatments. Here at Eating Berkeley, one of our favorite breakfast foods is avocado toast. It’s nutritious, easy to make and aesthetically pleasing — so why not give this recipe a go?

What you’ll need:

1 avocado

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Sea salt

Pepper

Red pepper flakes

2 slices of bread of your choice (we prefer sourdough)

Egg whites of 1 egg

Cooking spray, olive oil or butter

(Tip: To tell if an avocado is ripe, remove the stem. If what’s underneath is brown, the avocado is too ripe. If you see green, it’s just right.)

 

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

Kithumini Jayasiri/Staff

What you’ll do:

  1. Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the avocado flesh and put it into a bowl.
  2. Add the lemon juice, sea salt and pepper to the bowl. Mash the ingredients together with a fork until the mixture reaches a consistency that you like.
  3. Spread the avocado mixture onto toasted bread.
  4. Use cooking spray, olive oil or butter on a pan. Add the egg whites and scramble.
  5. Top the toast with egg whites.
  6. Sprinkle red pepper flakes onto the toast.

Enjoy!

Contact Kithumini Jayasiri at [email protected].