I’m surprised that I haven’t shared on this blog the source of my
intense love for avocado.
In truth, my mom is the true foodie. She was the one who bought and consumed most of the avocados in our house until about last summer. Until then, she was pretty much force feeding my dad and me this green thing that wasn’t really sweet like a mango but wasn’t refreshing like a watermelon. The problem was, she was just eating the avocado straight out of the peel. Even now, I don’t really salivate or get tempted at the fact of just eating a plain avocado. I have to eat together with something.
And that’s exactly where the avocado toast comes in.
I’m pretty sure I found avocado toast from either a foodie instagram or somewhere online – but all I can say for sure is that it wasn’t a random idea that sparked in my head, I saw it somewhere. I decided to try it out since avocados were always stocked up in our house (courtesy of my mom) and we always had bread (since my family are carb-addicts).
I didn’t have that much high expectations to the avocado toast as I wasn’t a fan of avocado, but if naming a blog I co-author with the name avocado, the fact that I crave for an avocado every single day at boarding school, and that at least one of my meals back home includes an avocado, I don’t what else will tell you that I truly fell in love.
Over the past year since I got lovestruck, I’ve been perfecting the “art.” I’ve tried and failed, but I think I finally hit the jackpot. It’s truly simple yet so delicious. I generously sprinkle chia seeds as they give a nice crunchy texture that contrasts to the buttery avocado. However, once in awhile, when I have the luxury of having smoked salmon in the house, I add a slice of the smoked salmon as well. Ah … healthy fats all in one – avocado, chia seeds, and salmon.
So that’s my lunch pretty much all summer long (I’m a creature of habit) and the source to my love for avocado!
Avocado Toast w/ Smoked Salmon and Chia Seeds
- Multigrain/whole wheat bread
- One ripe avocado
- Chia seeds
- Smoked salmon
- Boiled egg
Toast your pieces of bread | My family and I don’t own a toaster, so we’ve been toasting our bread using this panini-style fry-pan and it works equally as well.
Boil one/two hard-boiled eggs. | Again, my sweet mom already prepared these for me, so all I had to do was take these eggs out of the fridge.
Cut up your avocado and mango
After finishing toasting your bread, slather on avocado with your fork
Put one slice of the smoked salmon on the toast | I got these from Costco
Sprinkle chia seeds on the toast
Simple right! But it’s insanely good and I do believe that the simplest pleasures are the best.
How do you eat your avocado’s?