Whether you’re like me and you obsessively read other people’s food blogs & stalk foodstagrams, or you just casually watch the Food Network, you know that toast is a major craze right now. I see pictures of avocado toast daily as I scroll through Instagram and Facebook, so I thought I would give three variations of my favorite toasts that you can cook up anytime!
Avocado Toast with a Poached Egg
This is one of the toasts I see often, but there is definitely a reason for it. Avo Toast is one of my favorite breakfast foods, although you can make it anytime and it would be just as delicious.
1 slice of thick & crusty bread, toasted (I often use sourdough)
1 half of an avocado, mashed
1 egg, poached
Olive Oil, for drizzling
Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper, to taste
- Toast bread, place avocado half on top, smash down with a fork.
- Crack egg into a small bowl (this is so you have more control over the egg when you drop it into the water)
- Bring a sauce pan filled with about 1-2 inches of water to a boil (not a full rolling boil, just enough that it starts bubbling), then reduce the heat to a low simmer.
- Use a large cooking spoon to stir the water, making a vortex in the pan. Drop in the egg. With the water moving in a circular motion the egg will form into a spherical shape.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes, gently remove to avoid breaking the yoke and tap the yoke softly to test the elasticity. It should bounce back easily after you tap it.
- Drizzle olive oil on toast, top toast with poached egg, sprinkle with salt and pepper.
I am always looking for an excuse to put hummus on anything, this toast is no different.
1 slice of thick, crust bread
About 1/2 cup of hummus (my recipe is here)
3-4 slices of baby bell pepper
3-4 slices of cucumber
4-5 slivers of red onion
Salt & Pepper, to taste
- Toast bread
- Layer bell pepper, cucumber, and onion. Sprinkle with salt & pepper
It’s classic, what else is there to say?
1 slice of thick, crusty bread
1/2 tomato, diced
1 teaspoon red onion, diced
1/2 garlic clove, crushed
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt & Pepper, to taste
1 small slice of fresh mozzarella (optional), ripped into thick shreds (see below)
Fresh Basil (optional)
- Place diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, and olive oil into a small bowl. Let sit for about 15-20 minutes to marinate.
- Toast bread, spoon Bruschetta mixture onto toast. Add salt and pepper.
- Add cheese & basil (optional)
Hope you enjoy!