What is better than avocado? Avocado spread on toast! One of my favorite things to eat is the avocado toast at Cafe Gitane on Mott Street in NYC. And while I’m lucky enough to work in the neighborhood, this treat is just as easy to make from the comfort of home!
What you need:
1 Ripe Avocado (Has some give when you press into it, outer skin has darkened)
2-4 slices whole wheat bread (depending on how much avocado you like)
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Pinch of Salt
Sprinkle of Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Toast the bread. While it’s toasting, peel and pit your avocado. This is done by cutting into the avocado and running your knife all the way around the outside. Twist the avocado and pull open. Using a larger knife, remove the pit by swinging the bottom of the blade down onto the pit (it’s all in the wrist!), then twisting to loosen it and remove. Use a fork or spoon to scoop out the avocado meat into a small bowl. Mash up the avocado with the fork. Add the lemon juice and salt and mix. Spread the avocado mixture onto your toast, then sprinkle on the red pepper flakes to your liking (just remember not to touch your eyes after handling the red pepper flakes! Not that I have done this…).
Then…enjoy! Bon appetit!