Easy, Roasted-Lemon Avocado Toast
Avocado toast is hard to escape. It’s on every breakfast/brunch menu, has its own Instagram profile, and 1.1 million posts threaded in its hashtag.
I’m of Caribbean descent, so having a slice of avocado with a meal is nothing new to me and I’m more than happy to indulge in this food trend because, 1. avocados are amazing and 2. its easy af.
Here is one of my favorite versions that some of you caught me making over the weekend:
Disclaimer: This is VERY basic, and I’m only posting this because I was asked and love my readers.
Roasted-Lemon Avocado Toast
What you’ll need:
1 perfectly ripe avocado
Cayenne Pepper / Red Pepper Flakes
Wrap your thoroughly washed lemon in aluminum foil and roast on 350-Fahrenheit until the skin is fork-tender.
Slice half of your lemon and put back in the oven to broil until golden brown. Put your remaining half to the side.
Scoop and mash your avocado into a bowl.
Squeeze the juice of your remaining lemon half over the avocado. This will protect it from browning as well as give it bright flavor.
Add pinches of sea salt and the pepper of your choice to taste.
Mash and spread the mixture over your favorite toast and top with 1 roasted lemon slice.
This amount was enough for me and my aunt - as my husband cannot stand avocados haha, and my bread of choice was a semolina panella. The greatest part of this simple recipe is that it pairs well with almost any topping, so please feel free to go crazy with this as a base. A poached egg, smoked meat/fish, or veggies are all amazing with it.
Try this out, let me know what you think, and in parting, I’ll leave you with this shot of one of my favorite versions of this quick bite served at Brasserie 701 in Montréal.