Nutritional Information Per 8 oz. (240 g)
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 slices of whole-grain bread
- 2 large eggs
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Red pepper flakes (optional, for added spice)
- Olive oil or butter for poaching the eggs
- Fresh herbs (e.g., chopped cilantro, chives, or parsley) for garnish (optional)
- Sliced cherry tomatoes or a side salad (optional, for serving)
1. Prepare the Avocado:
- Cut the ripe avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh into a bowl.
- Use a fork to mash the avocado until it reaches your desired level of smoothness or chunkiness.
- Season with a pinch of salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes if you like it spicy.
- Stir well to combine the seasonings with the avocado.
2. Toast the Bread:
- Toast the slices of whole-grain bread until they are crispy and golden brown.
- You can use a toaster, oven, or stovetop for toasting.
3. Poach the Eggs:
- Fill a large saucepan with water, about 3 inches deep.
- Bring the water to a gentle simmer over medium heat.
- Add a splash of vinegar to the simmering water; this will help the eggs stay together during poaching.
- Carefully crack one egg into a small bowl or ramekin.
- Create a gentle whirlpool in the simmering water using a spoon.
- Slowly slide the egg into the center of the whirlpool.
- Poach the egg for about 3-4 minutes for a runny yolk, or longer if you prefer it more cooked.
- Use a slotted spoon to carefully remove the poached egg and place it on a paper towel to drain excess water.
- Repeat the process for the second egg.
4. Assemble the Avocado Toast:
- Spread the mashed avocado evenly onto the toasted whole-grain bread slices.
5. Add the Poached Egg:
- Carefully place one poached egg on top of each avocado-covered toast.
6. Season and Garnish:
- Season the poached eggs with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
- Garnish with fresh herbs like chopped cilantro, chives, or parsley if desired.
7. Serve Hot:
- Your Avocado Toast with a poached egg is ready to be served.
- Enjoy it while it’s hot, and you can serve it with sliced cherry tomatoes or a side salad for added freshness and nutrition.