Breakfast always seems to be the challenge around my house. I am always looking for ways to make a great breakfast quickly while also finding interesting ways to make my recipes do more.
Like so many other others, I have discovered that my family enjoys avocado toast, and with so many preparations I know you will too. Since I work primarily in banquets, I have developed a recipe that is great for 1 or 1,000 and can be served as breakfast, lunch, as a snack or as an appetizer at dinner. Now while having just told you how it could be served, I have also realized that it makes a great replacement for the traditional dinner salad.
Please note a sharp knife is required for slicing the avocados, tomatoes and on occasion the English muffins. Avocado toast is a versatile dish that allows you and your family to get together and decorate them as they see fit and then enjoy the fruits of their labor.
A few notes on the preparation of this dish. First, I like an English muffin over traditional breads because I appreciate the way the mashed avocado adheres to the muffin, it is more of a preference than a requirement. If you like your bread to bring a unique flavor to your food, then I encourage you to be creative and try sourdough, rye, ciabatta or even something as adventurous as an olive loaf.
The other big thing to consider is the type of tomatoes that you select. I like to pick tomatoes that offer a lot of flavor and a variety of colors usually baby heirloom, but the sky is the limit. I encourage you to take a walk through the produce section and touch, smell, and taste (after purchasing) a variety of tomatoes.
Finally, a note on Litehouse® spices and the balsamic. I love using the Litehouse® spices on dishes like these, because the flavors are consistent and are easier to store than fresh. If you have a big family or are making a lot of these flavor consistency is always important. The balsamic can also be replaced with a variety of different Litehouse flavors, I would recommend trying any of the Litehouse vinaigrettes and match it to your toppings, if you want to skip the balsamic reduction.