I wish I was Californian. I admit it. My sincere apologies to fellow brits, but if Uncle Sam (or more likely a magic genie) offered up a Green Card on a plate I would accept it like an enthusiastic puppy! One of those fashionable puppies that Malibu babes tote around Santa Monica whilst rollerblading and sipping a green smoothie. Yeah. That would be me.
My California yearning has become even more unbearable since making and devouring the below: Avocado on Toast.
This recipe is classic Cali, being simple, fresh, nutritious and full of flavour. I have chosen to use Sourdough bread alongside the avocados as this is the bread of the Sunshine State, and it has a great flavour and texture which is so unusual compared to Hovis. This quick lunch takes 2 minutes to chuck together, and it’s easy anywhere – I toast my bread at work and take the avo in whole. Also it keeps you ridiculously full: the avocados are packed with monounsaturated fatty acids (the ‘good’ fats) which not only do wonders for your insides but also stop you craving snacks all afternoon. The real key to making this simple meal burst with flavour is not skipping the seasoning. You want a good pinch of salt and pepper on each slice and it helps bring out the beautiful avocado’s flavours.
Now if anyone has any hints or tips on how I can get back to the below, please don’t hold back from telling me…
Fort Bragg sunset on the rugged North Cali coast
Ingredients Serves 2
- 1-2 ripe avocados
- 2-4 slices crusty sourdough bread
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Use a fork to smash the avocado to a chunky texture
- Toast bread and spread avocado mixture on the warm toast. Sprinkle over the salt and pepper… enjoy!
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