Simplicity is sometimes exactly what you need. Today is one of those days. I spent a large part of yesterday making a flatbread pizza with a corn and red pepper puree, charred cherry tomatoes and caramelised onions. It took a long time and a lot of thought, so today, I wanted to make a breakfast where only one thing is needed – good quality ingredients.
Hass Avocados are in big supply in Australia at the moment, so what better than avocado on toast? With some chopped tomatoes to help things along.
Does a recipe this simple need to be on here? Is it insulting to put something so easy on? Well, I remember clearly when I started cooking looking for a recipe like this and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was. Sometimes just giving someone the idea is enough to serve a purpose.
Make sure you buy this when avocados are in season and you can find nice ripe ones.
A VERY healthy and majorly tasty, easy Sunday breakfast.
- 1 ripe avocado, mashed
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 tomato, cored and chopped
- salt and pepper
- dash cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 slices sourdough bread
- olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, for rubbing
- Heat a griddle pan (or similar) on a high heat
- Carefully cut your avocado in half and scoop out all the flesh into a bowl
- Add lemon juice and salt and pepper. Mash with a fork but be careful not to mash too much. You want some chunky pieces in there
- Put your sourdough slices on the pan, turn heat down to medium and grill for a minute or two on each side, until nice charred marks appear
- Drizzle with olive oil and rub a garlic clove over the bread (trust me, this makes it)
- Spread the avocado on the toast and add some chopped tomato over the top
- Season again with salt and pepper and add some cayenne pepper if you wish. Serve
The White Stripes “Elephant”
Such a simple dish deserves an equally simple album to listen to. I don’t think you can get more simple than The White Stripes. But like this dish, sometimes simplicity is all you need as long as the contents are good. This is a great album and was a game changer for the early 2000’s and showed everyone that guitar music as not dead. Not at all…