Avocado Toast Recipes For National Avocado Day
What’s for breakfast on National Avocado Day, July 31st? Avocado toast, of course! This take on the popular light meal and snack features three avocado toast recipes from kitchen designer and vintner, Caren Rideau.
Her first book, Caren Rideau: Kitchen Designer, Vintner, Entertaining at Home (photo #4) is an inspiration for anyone looking to revitalize a home. Just published, it is available on Amazon and elsewhere.
The vibrant designs and gorgeous photography make you want to move right in.
In her book, Caren both shares the process and inspiration behind her creative interiors, and offers some of her go-to recipes and wine pairings for easy entertaining (think: summery ceviche with Albariño; butternut squash soup with Grenache; or steak tacos with Syrah).
In addition to enjoying Caren’s avocado toast recipe today, you can also mark:
This recipe uses Hass avocados, which have the creamiest flesh for mashing (other varieties are more fibrous).
The Hass avocado is named after Rudolph Hass, a California postman who planted a seedling in his front yard in the 1920s. He liked the fruit so much that he patented the cultivar in 1935.
When Hass died in 1952 (coincidentally, the year his patent expired), he had no idea that the black-green-skinned avocado with the pebbled flesh would come to comprise 95% of the avocados grown in California and 80% of the avocados eaten worldwide.
> The history of avocado toast.
“This is my go-to dish when I have overnight guests,” says Caren, “as everybody loves it! I like spice and acid in my avocado base, so feel free to cut back on the lime juice and spice, if you prefer.”
For a wine pairing, Caren suggests her Dry Riesling (photo #3), “as the acid and aromatic fruit in the Riesling is an unbeatable choice for enhancing all the garnishes.”
1. SCOOP out the flesh of the avocados, place in a large bowl, and mash with a fork, leaving the mixture slightly chunky.
2. ADD the salt, pepper, chili flakes, and lime juice. Taste to adjust the flavors.
3. BRUSH the bread with olive oil and toast it on both sides in the oven or the toaster oven at 450º until golden brown. Remove from the oven and let cool.
All avocado toast begins with a hefty amount of the avocado base and then the addition of your favorite toppings.