I’ve never had $10 toast and likely never will. For me, it’s more of refusal to cave to a ridiculously over priced trend and shining example of band wagon jumping. It’s just not for me, but you go ahead if that’s your thing. I won’t judge. There’s absolutely no reason for me to fork over an obscene amount of change for toast, however fancy. Yes, it looks pretty and is hand made, not to mention the convenience which I suppose is a huge draw and is all very tempting, I know.
Since anyone can be handy in the kitchen and perfectly capable of growing his/her own tomatoes, stopping by a farmer’s market, or selecting produce over hot cheetos we can make our own version of fancy toast. It tastes great, comes together quickly and with minimal ingredients. The best part? You can make an entire tray for $10 or less. Run and tell that.
Heirloom Tomato and Avocado Toast:
yield: 2 servings
1 ripe avocado
1 small clove garlic
pinch of kosher salt
juice of 1/2 lime
2 sprigs cilantro
handful of heirloom tomatoes, quartered or sliced
1 T avocado oil
2 slices sourdough bread
Using a mortar and pestle, mash the garlic and salt together to make a paste. Add the avocado and mash to desired consistency. Add lime juice. Set aside.
Toast the sourdough slices, spread a generous amount of guacamole on 1 side of each slice. Top with tomatoes, cilantro garnish, drizzle with avocado oil and sprinkle with sea salt to taste.