Sliced or mashed: How do you best enjoy your avos?
Smashed and served on toast, avocados are a favourite of the millennial generation.
When I first heard of avocado toast, I was definitely on the fence about it.
April 29, 2021
Tweeps agreed with her with some people questioning those who slice it.
@muyyymal wrote: “Slices don’t even make sense! Lol mushed avo toast all the way… don’t forget everything bagel seasoning and stir in a little mayo and garlic aioli before applying it to your toast.”
@msdustifyoumust wrote: “This is correct. An avocado needs seasoning, which is hard to do without mixing and mashing it up.”
@Mid_West_Jake also commented saying at their house they believe in mashed avocado on toast.
If you have an avocado in your fridge and would like to try out a new recipe, you can try this Mexican twist recipe. This smashed avo with charred sweetcorn and Mexican flavours on sourdough toast is a great start to your day.
2 avocados, peeled and pitted
Few sprigs of fresh coriander, chopped
2 limes, 1 juiced, and 1 quartered
Big pinch smoked paprika
2 grilled sweetcorn, removed from the cob
20 cherry tomatoes, halved
4 slices sourdough bread, toasted
In a bowl combine the avocado, salt, black pepper, coriander, lime juice, and paprika. Smash using a potato masher or a fork.
Add the sweetcorn, tomatoes and check the seasoning for taste.
Top toast with the smashed avocado mix, garnish with extra coriander, and lime wedges.
Recipe supplied by South African Avo Growers Association.
Based in Johannesburg, Brian Derenberger is a Senior Editor at Healthy Organic Lifestyle.