There are just some life situations where you have to hand it to the b***h that lives in all of us - when she's right, she's RIGHT. Among those life situations are any and all that necessitate leggings and uggs (like, say, any given Monday through Sunday when the temperature dips below 65F), and avocado toast is most definitely another. I've been thinking about writing down our little recipe and wondering whether avocado toast was even still a thing - let's be honest, it probably isn't, just like leggings and uggs - but then I figured, who cares. It's one of my favorite breakfasts and there's absolutely zero shame in that game.
So here goes.
What you need (for 2 people)
good bread (4 slices)
1 ripe hass avocado
Trader Joe's everything but the bagel seasoning
Actually, before I get into the avocado part of the recipe, let me rewind and mention that I am a little bit of a bread snob (my fellow Germans abroad - holla at me if you feel the same way!). We actually make our own bread (go ahead with that collective eye roll - yes, I know, that's so hipster it hurts). And please feel free to indulge in another collective eye roll as I tell you it's actually very easy!
We have a couple of go-to's when it comes to bread. A family favorite is Jim Lahey's no-knead-bread recipe - it's ALWAYS delicious, and with a little bit of planning (it does have to rise for 18 hours...) it is the easiest in the world. Recipe here.
Our other option (seen in these photos) may either leave you disappointed (if you were on team "everything-homemade") orrrr I may redeem myself (in the eyes of those on team "collective eye roll") - it's a bread mix from Ikea! Still kind of a little homemade, but definitely not over in "we're starting an organic pickle company" territory. Added bonus for my expat Germans - it's dark bread, almost like Schwarzbrot! Meaning that you can trick yourself into thinking it's totally sort of kind of healthy (I think). Unfortunately not available online, but here's the link, so you can keep your eyes peeled for that next Ikea visit.
Ok, phew, now that we've gotten the bread out of the way, it's all uphill from here. We toast the bread, mash the avodaco with a fork, douse in lime juice (I like to be very generous with the lime juice!) and then season. We started out with salt, pepper and chili flakes, and over the years have fine tuned the recipe to include our two (not so) secret ingredients, namely Trader Joe's everything but the bagel seasoning (side note: I have always loved that everything-bagels are called literally "everything" bagels - anyone else find that hilarious or just me?) and adobo seasoning, which is basically a secret weapon to make essentially all foods taste just a little bit better (PSA if you are using adobo seasoning you won't need any extra salt - just in case).
If we're feeling fancy, we'll have a soft boiled egg with our avo toast, or put scrambled eggs with chives (always with chives) on top (like in these photos).