Recipes

Avocado Toast

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I’ve been seeing avocado toast on a lot of menus lately but the one that keeps me dreaming is the one I had at Cafe des Epices in Marrakech (read here).  Avocado toast makes the perfect breakfast, brunch, lunch and snack.  Since the recipe only has about 6 ingredients it’s also very easy to make.  This is why I love food, it transports you back to an exotic location and conjures up great memories.  Whenever I have a craving for Marrakech, I make this avocado toast.  When I eat it, it reminds me of that first day wandering the alley ways of the Souk when I desperately needed a snack.  Biting into the pillowy soft bread and creamy avocado, it was the best thing I ate during that trip.

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Because there are only 6 ingredients, you have to make sure they are all really good quality.

You will need:

  • 2 ripe avocados,
  • Fresh bread (I bought mine at Amy’s Bread)
  • 1 lemon
  • Kosher salt
  • Paprika
  • Extra virgin olive oil (optional)

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After you pit and scoop out the avocados, mash them in a bowl, add about a teaspoon of kosher salt, and the juice of 1/2 a lemon.  Continue to mash until the avocados are smooth and creamy.

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Slice the bread.  You can toast it if you like but I don’t because it reminds me of the avocado toast in Marrakech where the bread was soft.  Spread the avocado onto the bread.

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Sprinkle paprika on top and serve with extra virgin olive oil.