Recipe for You or Two: Avocado Toast

Three versions of Avocado Toast. Photo courtesy of the California Avocado Commission.

Iris Worthington of Towanda is the winner of a $25 gift certificate donated by The Spice Merchant for submitting this recipe, which comes with several variations and is delicious any time of day.

As with any recipe calling for avocadoes, the key is finding a ripe one. A ripe avocado will have a little give — but not too much — when you press it. You may have to buy one and let it sit on your kitchen counter for a few days. Or visit a Hispanic market, where you’ll usually find a ripe one.

Avocado Toast

1 ripe avocado, mashed

2 slices bread, preferably whole grain bread

Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper and/or lemon-pepper seasoning, to taste

Optional toppings: 2 strips crisp bacon, thinly sliced tomato, shredded cheese and/or a fried egg

Directions:

Toast bread. Remove avocado flesh and mash. Season to taste, then spread on bread and top as desired before serving. 

To enter your Recipe for You or Two, mail it to The Active Age, 125 S. West St., Suite 105, Wichita, KS, 67213, or email joe@theactiveage.com. Put “recipe contest” in the subject line.

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