Avocado on Toast is something that’s probably been to death by now. So I’m sure that my Avocado and Hummus on Toast is getting blogged a tad too late. However, I think it is worthy of being blogged about at least once.
Avocado on some form of bread (read tortillas) has been eaten by natives of Central and South America where the fruit is grown, for hundreds of years. It seems people in the San Francisco Bay area have been eating it since the late 1800s. It is only in this decade that the concept of Avocado on Toast has become a trend worldwide. The hashtag #avocadoontoast alone throws up over 25,000 hits on Instagram!
So what is it that has people so in love with the idea of Avocado on Toast? I think, perhaps first on the list is the fact that avocado has suddenly gained a super food status. It has a creamy texture that seems to be very popular with avocado lovers. Best of all, Avocado on Toast is a filling meal and something that just about anyone can put together with very little effort.
I personally don’t really like avocados and rarely buy them. I made some good cake with it a few times. Last year I found it makes really creamy gelato/ ice-cream but that’s been about it. My mother used to love them. Her favourite way of eating them was straight out of the shell with a dash of lime juice and sprinkling of salt.
My daughter discovered it in a big way on toast during her year in the UK. It was her love for it that inspired this post. I’ve found that avocados are a bit bland and so pair up with just anything else quite well. I’ve now figured that I have discovered a certain level of tolerance for avocados. I can eat them if they’re disguised well enough and this particular sort of Avocado on Toast works for me.
At the most basic, Avocado on Toast is just that – avocado and toast. My Avocado and Hummus on Toast adds one of my favourite foods to it. If you’re new to this, I would suggest using sourdough bread for making this. Otherwise use thick slices of whole grain brown. I would suggest crusty thick slices of white bread as a last resort. It must be toasted, of course. Then it’s all about the avocado. Find one that is ripe and just perfect. Everything else you want to add to the Avocado on Toast is entirely up to you.
You can make Avocado and Hummus on Toast (or any variation of it) for breakfast, lunch, a filling snack or a light and early supper. If you cut the toast smaller, you could even serve this as appetizers. I doubt anyone would need a recipe for Avocado on Toast, but here’s one for reference just in case.
Avocado and Hummus on Toast
- 4 slices thick sourdough or whole grain bread
- 1/2 cup of hummus
- 1 large tomato sliced
- salt to taste
- freshly crushed black pepper
- olive oil for drizzling
- fresh oregano for garnishing
- Peel and slice the avocado. Toast the bread.
- Spread the hummus evenly on each slice. Arrange the avocado slices over this. Then arrange the tomato slices over this. Lightly drizzle with a little olive oil.
- Season the toast with salt and pepper and then garnish with fresh oregano. Serve immediately.