Avocado toast have been SUCH big deal lately, and I have zero complaints about it! It can be so simple (literally just some avocado smeared across a piece of toasted bread), but can be fancied up with lots of different toppings. Either way, it is scrumptious and a great way to start your day. I only know like 2 people that don’t like avocado, and sometimes I question how/why I’m friends with them; well, one of them is my sister, so I guess I’m kind of stuck with her. Avocados have this dreamy creamy texture that is to die for, and the subtle avocado-y taste is perfection. Sorry I have no other adjective to describe avocado other than avocado-y (if you do, please let me know so my future posts concerning avocados can sound a little more sophisticated. Thanks). Avocados are nutritiously fatty (don’t worry, it’s a good fat), tasty, and super versatile – you can eat it plain, you can whip it (avocado mousse anyone?), blend it (smoothies), smash it (guacamole), grill it…you can basically do anything to it!
This morning I decided to use bread’s carby cousin, WAFFLE, as my vehicle for my avocado smear. When you don’t have regular bread, you get creative, and sometimes genius things happen. This dish is extremely simple, and the toppings are so variable that I debated whether or not I should even do a post/ write a recipe. I decided to write down what I put on mine, but just know that you can add or subtract anything from the recipe to make it your own! Honestly, most mornings I keep it real simple with avocado, salt, and pepper, and enjoy every last bite of it. But once in a while, you gotta do that extra something to make your morning a little brighter (glitter alert!!)
I went for the Mexican flavor profile because I had a lot of those ingredients in my fridge. You can also try maybe an Italian theme with some tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and balsamic glaze to accompany your avocado waffle. Do you have any other suggestions?
I wish I had a waffle maker so I could make a big fluffy Belgium waffle for my base, but I don’t, so I was not granted that luxury this morning. I did have frozen waffles, though, and it worked just fine! Any waffle will work for this. Just toast your waffle according to the directions on the box or make your own homemade waffles and I’ll be jealous. I used 2 waffles because eating just one would definitely not suffice for my morning stomach. I put about 1/4 of a ripe avocado on my waffle – you can smush it, slice it, spread it, make a rose – anything to get it on the waffle! Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and crack of black pepper. Then go crazy with whatever toppings you want! I put a fried egg (a breakfast necessity), some black beans, a douse of Valentina hot sauce (this relatively new discovery of mine rivals my favorite Mexican hot sauce, Tapatío), some corn I found in my freezer, a sprig of cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice. It sounds like a lot of ingredients to go on a waffle, but again, it’s just what I had on hand, and I wanted to eat it all for breakfast! A nice addition would be some chorizo if you’re one of those people who doesn’t consider something a meal unless there’s some kind of meat involved.
This recipe is just for one person, but you can easily double, triple, quadruple, etc, it to suit however many people you’ll be feeding (or however hungry your stomach is when you wake up).
This is such an easy dish, a nice little change up from avocado toast with so many different flavor options, and simply a wonderful way to start your day! Give it a try, and let me know what you think!
- 1 frozen waffle
- 1/4 ripe avocado
- 1 fried egg
- 1 tbsp black beans
- 1 tbsp corn
- 1-2 tsp hot sauce
- cilantro to garnish
- juice of 1/4 lime
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook your waffle according to the directions on the box.
- Spread 1/4 ripe avocado on your waffle.
- Cook your egg however you'd like (fried, poached, scrambled, etc.)
- Put toppings on your waffle. Salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!
- Some other suggestions: a dollop of sour cream, chorizo or bacon, jalapenos, cheese