Recently, I have been going through an avocado phase, so it is only fitting that avocado toast invades another part of my life — The Herald. Not only is this an easy breakfast food, but it is also really healthy. Avocados are full of good fats and flavor. Below is a quick and easy nutritious breakfast or snack and my most recent food-related obsession.
When I went to take pictures for this recipe, I realized that I only had a bagel and not actual toast. Therefore, it should be noted that this recipe can be made with most anything as a base, but for this recipe I will be using a bagel.
First, I place my bagel into the toaster and toast to my desired setting — approximately level 4. It is important to note that if you do not have access to a toaster, an oven can also be used. Turning the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and placing the bagel on a baking sheet for approximately 10 minutes, flipping at five minutes, will achieve the same effect as a toaster.
While the bagel is toasting, I like to vertically half an avocado and then dice it within the shell. This is easiest to do once the pit has been removed. To remove the pit, I typically stick my knife deep into the pit and twist to pull it out.
Once the bagel comes out, I place it on a plate with the now-diced avocado that is still in its shell. I then squeeze the rind of the avocado and force the avocado from the shell onto the bagel. Before squishing the avocado, I like to add a dash of salt, pepper and paprika. This helps it to mix in when the avocado is smashed with a fork.
Rather than doing anything fancy to mix the salt, pepper and paprika with the avocado, I use the bottom of my fork to smush down the avocado onto the bagel. Once this is done, I use a knife to drizzle honey on top of the avocado and it is now good to go. Enjoy!
1 whole avocado
1 bagel or piece of bread — sourdough is really good for this
1. Toast a bagel or piece of toast to the desired amount using a toaster or oven.
2. Cut the avocado in half vertically and remove the pit.
3. Cut strips of the avocado vertically and horizontally to create cubes of avocado within the shell.
4. Remove the bagel or toast from the toaster or oven and put it on a plate.
5. Squeeze one half of the avocado from the shell onto one piece of bread or half of bagel.
6. Sprinkle a dash of salt, pepper and paprika onto the avocado.
7. Use the back of a fork to smush the avocado and mix the salt, pepper and paprika in with the avocado.
8. Drizzle honey onto the now-mixed avocado.
By Elinor Shelp-Peck, Co-Editor in Chief