Thursday, October 2, 2014

My current favorite breakfast : Avocado toast

Just like fashion trends, food trends come and go. Eating avocado is a very trendy thing right now.  I hope this trend lasts forever. Every nutritionist is raving about avocados and their health benefits. I did as much research as I could about avocados and the more I learn about them, the more I like them. I have been riding on the avocado bandwagon for a while. That too, when you live in California, you cannot escape avocados. Just like lemon trees, almost every household owns at least one avocado tree. Many times your neighbors and friends bring you a basket full of avocados, just because. I planted three trees in my orchard. Well, one is never enough. Lately this is the breakfast I am obsessed with. This is my current favorite breakfast, hope it becomes yours too.

The Recipe:
1. 2 ripened hoss avocados, cut lengthwise around the pith, pith  removed, scoop out the creamy flesh into the bowl and mashed into chunks
2. 1/4 cup chopped red onion
3. 1 tablespoon lime juice
4. 1-2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
5. 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
6. 1 green chili such as serrano, minced
7. 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
8. 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder
9. 1 small tomato, seeds removed and chopped
10. 4 slices of cracked wheat sourdough bread (available at Trader Joe's)
11. Pomegranate seeds to garnish (optional)

Mix the first 9 ingredients together. Toast the bread. Spread the avocado mixture on the toast. garnish with pomegranate seeds and serve.

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1 comment:

  1. Yum this sounds amazing. I love avocado's and I love pomegranates I never thought of putting these two together. I cant wait to try this recipes. Thanks. :)