Avocado and Chopped Tomato on Sourdough Toast

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.

Avo toast other

Serves 4


  • 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

Avo toast top

Cook it:

  1. Heat a griddle pan (or similar) on a high heat
  2. Carefully cut your avocado in half and scoop out all the flesh into a bowl
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Drizzle with olive oil and rub a garlic clove over the bread (trust me, this makes it)
  6. Spread the avocado on the toast and add some chopped tomato over the top
  7. Season again with salt and pepper and add some cayenne pepper if you wish. Serve

Recommended Tunes:

White Stripes - Elephant

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…

Listen – but do yourself a favour and buy it on vinyl!!

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