If you’ve ever felt the dilemma of choosing between going out to eat overpriced breakfast toast, or making a subpar version at home, this recipe is for you. Homemade avocado toast does not have to be boring. You can make restaurant quality toast for yourself at a portion of the price with our recipe. Our avocado and egg breakfast toast is full of flavour, texture, colour, and has a nice little kick thanks to our Smoke Show Hot Sauce.
WHY AVOCADO TOAST?
As we all become more conscious of health and what we put into our bodies, we frequently question what the food we eat can provide for us. We’ve broken our breakfast toast recipe down step by step, ingredient by ingredient to explain some of the health benefits.
We know, we know. Avocados are just an annoying millennial food trend. But hear us out. There are legitimate reasons for this. Avocados are extremely healthy, eating them has tons of benefits, and simply put, they taste amazing. Why wouldn’t you want to eat something that’s not only delicious, but provides a boatload of nutrients as well?
Avocados are packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. They provide a healthy serving of essentially every important vitamin (A, C, K, E, and alllll of the B’s). They’re full of minerals like folate, copper, zinc, and potassium. In fact, one serving of avocado has more potassium than a banana!
The healthy fats in avocados help regulate cholesterol, clear skin up, and lend to overall heart health. Finally, avocados are packed with fibre, which helps with gut health. All we’re hearing is that you can’t go wrong here.
Our breakfast toast recipe also provides a healthy dose of herbs. Not only will they add punches of flavour, but they’re also full of nutrients. Cilantro and basil are anti-inflammatory, with lots of antioxidants in them. This small addition of flavourful herbs can help to increase brain and heart health. It’s an easy sell.
Keeping with the theme here, we’ve added red cabbage to our recipe, which is yet again full of health benefits. Adding red cabbage increases the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in this dish.
We’ve also opted for poached egg in this recipe. For one, when done correctly, poached eggs have that runny yolk that perfectly complements any breakfast toast. Poached eggs are also a healthier alternative to traditional fried eggs. There’s no oil used in the cooking method, which makes the egg lighter. All of the healthy benefits without the extra added fats.
While this recipe is simple to execute, we have a few tips that will ensure perfection every time.
- Our first tip for perfecting your breakfast toast is to find the perfect bread. We recommend using a sourdough, or hearty whole grain bread. Using a good quality bread will elevate this recipe, and bring it to that next level. But really, this recipe is versatile and will be good with whichever bread you prefer and choose in the end.
- A very underrated but important step in perfecting your breakfast toast is choosing the right avocado. The biggest no-no is using an unripe avocado. It’s hard to work with and the flavour will be off. You want to find an avocado that’s slightly soft to the touch, yet still firm enough that it’s not mushy. When you cut open your avocado, if it’s too brown, you’ll know it’s not good anymore.
- Poaching your egg correctly is another important step. Firstly, adding vinegar as we suggest helps cook the egg more evenly. We also suggest making a whirlpool in the water right before you add the egg, as this will help it keep its form when you place them in the water.
- 2 avocados
- 1/4 red cabbage, shredded
- 2 eggs
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 1 bunch basil, chopped
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 2 tbsp Smoke Show Hot Sauce
- 1/3 cup water
- 2 tbs cider vinegar
- 2 tbs sugar
- 2 slices bread
- 1 lime
- Mash the avocado in a bowl with some lime juice, the Smoke Show sauce, shallot, basil, cilantro, half of the chili flakes, salt and pepper.
- Place water, vinegar and sugar in a bowl and whisk until the sugar is mostly dissolved. Add some salt and pepper. Pour over the cabbage. Cover the bowl and let sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes.
- Bring a pot of water to a boil with 1 tbs of white vinegar. Reduce heat to medium high and let the water become a light simmer.
- Crack your eggs in two separate glasses. Pour the eggs in the water and cook for about 4-5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and gently pat dry.
- Toast your bread. Spread the mashed avocado on the bread and garnish with the cabbage, eggs, some basil, chili flakes, pepper and more Smoke Show sauce to taste.