Spice up your breakfast with creamy, crunchy avocado toast

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This article was originally published in the Summer 2016 issue of Cottage Life magazine.

If you haven’t yet jumped on the avocado toast bandwagon, now’s the time. Smash an avocado, leaving it as lumpy as you like, and spread on well-toasted bread (about 1⁄2 avo per full-sized slice). Then top with…well, the possibilities are endless. Here are five combos for brunch, lunch, or (on bite-sized pieces of toast) cocktail hour.

Bacon & Blue

Top with bits of bacon and crumbled blue cheese.

The Classic

Top avocado with a squeeze of lemon, sprinkle with sea salt and hot pepper flakes, and drizzle with olive oil.


Top with shavings of Parmesan and halved cherry tomatoes, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

BBQ Shrimp

Mash avocado with a squeeze of lime and a pinch of cumin, top with grilled garlic shrimp, and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

The South-westerly

Mash avocado as for BBQ Shrimp, and top with chopped tomato and jalapeno, kernels cut from a grilled ear of corn, and a sprinkle of sea salt.