Lemony Avocado Toast with Arugula

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A smear of creamy avocado mash on multi grain toast topped off with peppery arugula makes this avocado toast a quick and satisfying breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Avocado toast. Chances are you’ve seen it on the menu at your favorite little brunch place at some point over the past couple years. It’s a deliciously healthy alternative to stack of pancakes or a cheesy omelette.

I love avocado toast topped with a runny egg or thick slice of tomato, but perhaps my favorite is the recipe I’ll share with you today: avocado mixed with loads of lemon and topped with peppery arugula.

It’s so simple and satisfying and not only a great breakfast, but a perfect option for a quick lunch or dinner.

Three things I generally have close by are avocado, arugula, and lemons. My more youthful child is a guacamole addict, so I realize I’m making guac for him at any rate once every week. Also, servings of mixed greens are in weighty revolution at our home, with infant arugula being my #1 green. So you realize you can depend on a bundle or two of that in my crisper cabinet.

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Ingredients

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Avocado Mash

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

Make the Avocado Toast

  • 2 slices multi-grain bread, toasted
  • a couple handfuls of arugula

Instructions

Lemon Vinaigrette

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until emulsified.

Avocado Mash

  1. Cut avocado in half and remove the pit. Score the avocado halves and then scoop the avocado into a small bowl.
  2. Add the zest, lemon juice, salt, red pepper flakes, and olive oil and mash together with a fork.

Make the Avocado Toast

  1. Spread the avocado mash on the toast.
  2. Toss arugula with the dressing and place on top of the avocado mash. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Always choose a ripe avocado for the mash. You can check if it is ripe by pressing on it gently. If it yields to the pressure but doesn’t stay indented, it’s good to go. Some grocery stores even put a “Ripe” sticker on them when they’re ready.
  • Don’t use an avocado that is mushy (overripe) or hard (unripe).
  • To ripen avocados place them in a brown paper bag with another fruit such as an apple or banana for a couple days.
  • Avocados will oxidize when exposed to the the air and turn brown. Mixing the avocado with an acid such as lemon or lime juice will slow down the oxidation process.
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