Tomato Acocado Toast

By Sally Cameron on August 01, 2014

Appetizers & Snacks, Breakfast, Gluten-Free, the daniel plan, Vegan, Vegetarian

Beautiful California avocados. I eat them every day. Buttery, creamy, healthy, and totally irresistible. Of course they are good as guacamole, on sandwiches, in omelets, stuffed with crab or chicken salad, whirled into creamy dips or smoothies, added to green salads and about a million other ways. Have you tried them on toast? Yes, toast! Unbelievable. My current addiction – tomato avocado toast.

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Tomato Avocado Toast

A month ago we had a little staycation at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach. This fabulous resort prides itself on wonderful food and of course, healthy options for health-oriented guests, like us.

Our last morning, the waiter told us a new thing on the menu was avocado toast with a poached egg on the side with some tomatoes. It was the perfect breakfast for me. The crunch of toast (gluten-free), topped with creamy chopped avocados, a little salt and pepper. It’s amazing how the most simple things can be the most sublime.

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Avocado Toast in Ventura

Roll back two weekends ago, we invited ourselves over to some good friends house for the weekend (hey what are friends for?). They have this gorgeous custom built home with a view of the California coast. It’s heavenly staying with them. We were there to shoot an upcoming post (sponsored by Sub-Zero-Wolf). You will get to see those fun photos in a few weeks, along with a great new recipe for Prosciutto-wrapped grilled jumbo scallops.

Anyway, while Amy and I were working in the kitchen, Dave made lunch for us. And what did he make? Unprompted by me? Yep. Avocado toast with heirloom tomatoes topped with fresh sprouts from the farmers market.  I see a trend here.

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Avocado Toast at Home

Since the Montage and Ventura trips I have really been enjoying my avocado toast. It works for breakfast, poached egg optional, and as lunch or afternoon an snack. I just can’t seem to get enough of them.  I use gluten-free bread, but you can also use whole grain or whole wheat.  Top them with microgreens (optional) for a nice texture complement and nutrition hit.

Powerful Little Microgreens

What are microgreens, you ask? They are the shoots of leafy greens, herbs and vegetables such as arugula, cilantro, Swiss chard, mustard, beetroot, and kale. Microgreens are picked around 2 weeks of age, just after the first tiny leaves have developed. Microgreens are not the same as sprouts. Best yet, microgreens are packed with even more nutrition than their fully grown adult versions.

NPR reported that researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Maryland, looked at four groups of vitamins and phytochemicals including vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta carotene across 25 varieties of microgreens.

They found that leaves from almost all of the microgreens had four to six times more nutrients than the mature leaves of the same plant. So if you are into healthy eating, here are good reasons to add these ‘babies’ to your diet.

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Do they replace the full grown adult veggies in your diet? No. Think of them like a shot of vitamins. Use them in smoothies, salads, sandwiches, wraps, as garnishes, and here, to crown avocado toast. They are widely available in produce departments. No longer a novelty item, you can find microgreens at markets like Whole Foods, Traders Joes and other health-oriented markets. You can even grow your own.

While summer avocados and heirloom tomatoes are plentiful, make some toast, pile it high and enjoy. And squeeze a little lime over the top.

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Avocado Toast with Tomatoes

While this might sound like a crazy idea, all I can say is try it! If you love avocados, I bet you will love avocado toast. Make them plain or add the tomato slices, microgreens for extra vitamins and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy for breakfast (with or without a poached egg on the side), lunch or a snack.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bread gluten-free, whole grain or whole wheat
  • 4-8 slices of tomato
  • 1-2 avocados diced
  • Microgreens of your choice
  • 2 limes quartered
  • Salt and pepper as needed

Instructions

  • Toast bread crisp. Top toast with sliced tomatoes and diced avocados mixed with some lime juice, salt and pepper. Top with microgreens. Squeeze lime over the top and season with a little more salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g
11 Comments
  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche - August 1st, 2014

    this looks so light, delicious and perfect for summer! beautifully captured.. i love avocado on toast, will definitely be trying this recipe out in my kitchen!

  2. Amallia @DesireToEat - August 2nd, 2014

    wow, this is looks so delicious and healthy. 🙂

  3. Debbie Burgess - August 2nd, 2014

    Sally, so simple, healthy, clean, and I can’t wait to try this combination! I think I’ll put the egg on top. 🙂 Thank you for sharing this!

  4. Kori - August 2nd, 2014

    Avocado toast has been on my list for so long, and this is definitely the prettiest one I’ve seen yet 🙂

  5. Gail - July 6th, 2015

    A new version of one of my favorites. Beautiful. Will try it right away… Thank you.

  6. Katherine - October 7th, 2017

    Hi Sally,

    I love your Tomato Avacado Toast with Microgreens.

    I would also really love to feature it in our website Greenthickies. Would that be okay?
    Can I use one of your recipe images for it? I will not be posting the actual recipe, but only one image, title, a small quote and link directly back to the original post.
    Will that be okay?

    Thanks a lot 🙂
    Katherine,
    Greenthickies

  7. Sally Cameron - October 23rd, 2017

    Hi Katherine. Sorry for the delayed response. I usually do them daily. We were traveling in Spain and I had little time to keep up with comments and often slow internet issues. Yes you can and thanks for asking. Best, Sally.

  8. Katherine - October 9th, 2017

    Hi Sally,

    Your Avacado Toast with tomatoes and microgreens recipe is fabulous.
    I would really love to feature this in our website Greenthickies. I will not be posting the actual full recipe, but will only use one image, title, a small quote and link directly back to your post here.
    Would that be okay?

    Thanks a lot 🙂
    Katherine
    Greenthickies

  9. Waseekah - January 17th, 2018

    Hi Sally,
    Avacado Toast with tomatoes and microgreens (Mustard) recipe is terrific idea.
    We would like to use it in our website http://www.maamgotgreens.com as a featured recipe using mustard baby green with one your beautiful photograph.

    Thanks,
    Waseekah

  10. Sally Cameron - January 17th, 2018

    Hi Waseekah, glad you like it! Yes, you can use it but please link back to my site for credit with site name so we both benefit ;). I saw a 2018 trend report recently that said they were tired of avocado toast and it’s “over”. It will never be over for me! I love it. Good food is just good food, trendy or not.

  11. Waseekah - January 19th, 2018

    Hi Sally,
    Thank you so much for your support. Please visit my site: http://www.maamgotgreens.com

    Thank you,
    Waseekah

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