Avocado toast may seem like the simplest snack or easiest breakfast on the planet. It is basically just smashed or sliced avocado on top of a piece of toast. But once you take a rich, creamy bite, you’ll realize that the possibilities are endless. Most of us don’t need an excuse to eat an avocado, but putting it on a piece of crisp toast with just the right seasonings and accompaniments can really take things up a notch.
The rise of this simple dish is one of the defining food trends of the decade. It’s healthy while still being indulgently delicious. It can be made gluten-free, vegan, and completely customized to suit your taste buds and dietary requirements. It also doesn’t hurt that celebrities swear by their own versions of avocado toast and there are over 100,000 posts on Instagram with the hashtag #avocadotoast.
The origin of avocado toast is surprisingly challenging to track. This is because it doesn’t really require a recipe. Also, people living in countries like Mexico and Australia where avocados are common, have always eaten versions of this dish using corn tortillas or other bases.
In this era of water cakes and rainbow smoothies, food trends can come and go. But avocado toast is something that’s stood the test of time. The role that social media networks like Instagram and Pinterest play in our lives has only bolstered its rise and earned it a cult following.
While the plain, no-frills version is great when you’re craving a quick dose of comfort, there’s so much you can do with avocado toast. There are a countless combinations of flavors and textures to choose from. Also, with the onset of summer, there are many more ingredients you can play with to customize your toast. So whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack, you can find a version that’s just right. If you feel like getting creative, here are 15 ways to decorate your avocado toast this summer.