This recipe makes four pieces of toast.
The ingredients that you will need include:
- Your bread of choice (we used a local whole grain bread)
- Two ripe avocados
- A pinch of sea salt
- One cucumber, with the skin still on for the most nutritious value
- Two ripe tomatoes (we used Roma tomatoes)
- Half a cup of fresh block feta cheese
- Olive oil
How to make the toast
- Slice the bread to your liking and toast it. Remember, a toastier bread will best hold up the avocado and toppings.
- Scoop your avocado into a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle sea salt over the top and mash the avocado. You can leave it chunkier if you would like.
- Slice your cucumber and tomato, each about a half inch thick.
- Spoon the avocado mixture onto the toasts.
- Place the cut cucumber and tomato on top of the toast, pushing slightly so they stick.
- Crumble the fresh feta on top of the toasts.
- Top with a light drizzle of olive oil.
Add some protein
This recipe has a low level of protein, so if you want to add protein to your meal, you absolutely can. The following are high sources of protein that you can add to your avocado toast:
- Fresh cheese such as cottage cheese
- Two eggs
- Lean meats like chicken
When is an avocado ripe?
It isn't always easy buying an avocado at the store. You want to make sure you buy one that will be ripe when you need it. A ripe avocado is a darker shade in color, and it feels soft when you squeeze it but not mushy.
If you bought an avocado that is lighter in color and hard when you squeeze it, it is not yet ripe. But don't worry! To ripen it, place it in a brown bag overnight in a cool, dry place. If you don't do this, it will take a week for the avocado to ripen. On the other hand, if the avocado is mushy when you squeeze it, it is overripe and has possibly gone bad. You can learn to find the happy balance of a perfectly ripe avocado.
An avocado is at the perfect ripeness for about a day or two. You can store it in the refrigerator to keep it at a good state.
How do you peel an avocado?
It is easiest to get the peel off of an avocado if you cut it in half first. Be aware of the large pit or seed in the middle of the avocado. Cut a line with a sharp knife all the way around the avocado, down to its pit. Once it is cut, pull the avocado apart so it is in halves. You can pick the pit right out of the avocado halve that it is in, or scoop it out with a spoon. You can also scoop the avocado out of its peel, or you can just peel it off with your fingers.