ALL DA CADO
Avocado. Avo. Cado. All-da-cado. I mean...I try.
Yet another simple and delicious snack that has become way too popular on Instagram and Pinterest to even be "cool" anymore: Avocado Toast. Aka my heart and soul. Just pack me up and leave me where the 'cados are because I'm in love. Growing up, guacamole had always been a staple in our little Mexican household and although I've gone through stints of slight allergic reaction, I don't even care. Nothing can keep me away from the creamy goodness.
My obsession with the toast variety started a couple years ago while brunching at Roman Candle Baking Co here in PDX. They have an awesome selection of avocado toasts on their menu - some with sea salt, some with lemon, some with garlic. It's the simplest things that often taste the best. Not to mention avocado is one of those "healthy fats" that also just so happens to make your hair pretty and provides lots of potassium! Here's my go-to rendition as of late.
What You Need:
1 slice Dave's Killer Bread Powerseed (YUM)
1/2 avocado, pit removed, diced in its shell
1 splash of lemon juice
1 small handful lacinato kale leaves (nice and crunchy!)
1/2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 pinch of red pepper flakes
1 pinch of black pepper
1 pinch of sea salt, or to taste
What You Do:
Toast your bread! I like mine extra crispy to support all the toppings. While you wait, half the avocado and remove the pit. (Tip: I like to use the side without the pit first, then store the other side in a small container in the fridge for the next day. Your cado will keep a little better with the pit in tact, IMO.) Using a sharp knife, slice the avocado in its shell vertically, then repeat horizontally to create what will be little cubes for your toast. Spoon out the avocado and place it on your bread. You can leave it cubed or smash it up to create a spread - whatever works for you! Add your lemon juice and black pepper directly to the avocado. Next, top it with the kale leaves and olive oil then finish with red pepper and sea salt to taste. I added a couple cherry tomatoes to my plate for fun because I love the taste of tomato with just about anything! They give a nice pop of fresh flavor and texture to break up the mushy avocado situation if you're interested. You can enjoy your toast with a knife and fork or just dive on in with your hands like I do!