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A toast to avocado!

Published:Thursday | August 11, 2022 | 12:10 AM
Bacon and tomato avocado toast.
Bacon and tomato avocado toast.
Cheesy jalapeno avocado toast.
Cheesy jalapeno avocado toast.
Classic avocado toast.
Classic avocado toast.
Mexican street corn avocado toast.
Mexican street corn avocado toast.
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It’s avocado season in Jamaica! And let’s face it, if you’re Jamaican, you’ve had the beloved avocado, aka pear, and bread. But with millennials and Gen Z redefining this dish online, it’s now nouveau and called avocado toast. These incredibly easy, incredibly delicious combinations of creamy avocado, crispy toast and flavourful toppings will have you rethinking your entire breakfast menu with a chef’s hat on.

Before we spill the details, here are a few tips:

- Always mash your avocado separately. We don’t want holes in our toast!

- Choose a relatively thick slice of bread for a sturdy conduit if your toppings are hefty!

- After toasting your bread, gently rub a nub of garlic across your slice for a game-changing flavour.

Without further ado, here are a few new recipes for your repertoire.

For the classic lovers…

The Original

- 2 slices toasted bread

- ½ avocado

- ½ lime, squeezed

- 1 pinch sea salt

- red chilli flakes, to taste

- lightly drizzle olive oil (over bread)

When simplicity is key…

Bacon and Tomato Avocado Toast

- 2 slices toasted bread

- 1 avocado

- ½ lime, squeezed

- 1 pinch sea salt

- red chilli flakes, to taste

- lightly drizzle olive oil (over bread)

- ½ red onion, finely chopped

- 2 slices of tomatoes

- 4 slices of bacon, fried

- 2 eggs, fried sunny side up

If you like it spicy!

Cheesy Jalepeno Avocado Toast

- 4 slices toasted bread

- 1 avocado

- ½ lime, squeezed

- 1 pinch sea salt

- red chilli flakes, to taste

- lightly drizzle olive oil (over bread)

- jalapenos, to taste

- 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered

And if you’re feeling really adventurous…

Mexican Street Corn Avocado Toast

- 2 slices toasted bread

- 1 avocado

- ½ lime, squeezed

- 1 cup corn

- small handful of cilantro, chopped

- salt, pepper and chilli flakes, to taste

- pinch of garlic powder

- 1 tbsp greek yoghurt

- 2 tablespoons feta cheese, crumbled

- pickled red onions, to taste