With more than 410,000 Instagram posts, “avocado toast” is no longer just a fad. Nor are people just eating it for breakfast: it’s also being served for lunch and as a snack, and has become a go-to alternative to grilled cheese for kids and grownups alike. This is a simple, clean and easy go-to recipe for anyone looking for a healthy breakfast option. —simmerandsauce
slices of your favorite seedy whole grain bread, lightly toasted
small avocado, cut in half, pit removed
beefsteak tomato, sliced
Persian cucumbers, skin on, ends trimmed, long thin ribbons made by a vegetable peeler
small red onion, thinly sliced
freshly squeezed lemon juice
Extra Virgin olive oil, for drizzling
salt and pepper to taste
red pepper flakes to taste
In This Recipe
Place the toasted bread on a cutting board. Using a butter knife, scoop out some avocado flesh and spread evenly on each toast, covering the whole area. Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice on each toast.
Place 1-2 two tomato slices on top of avocado.
Place sliced onion on top of the tomato.
Gently weave the cucumber ribbons on top making a lattice pattern.
Drizzle lightly with olive oil. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.