Tooth.and.Nail is the pseudonym of food-based Creative Director & photographer Juliana Schneider.
Millennials often get tagged with a love for avocados – but let’s be honest, who doesn’t love avocados? Not only is the green fruit delicious, it’s also remarkably healthy. Avocados are rich in Vitamin K, Folate, Vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E, according to Healthline.
As a result, avocados and avocado toast make for great snacks or meal supplements any time of the day. While this dish is often associated with brunch menus, eating a whole avocado, or any other recipe that includes an avocado for that matter, is a smart move at breakfast, lunch or dinner. With that said, these days it seems like avocado toast has replaced eggs as the popular go-to healthy breakfast item.
There are ample recipes on the internet, but the most important thing is finding one you love, so feel free to mix things up! Keep in mind that many popular and tasty ingredients that mix well with the savory avocado flavor include:
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- Black pepper
- Sea salt
- Cherry tomatoes
- Goat cheese
- Red onions
- Smoked Salmon
- Hard-boiled eggs
- Lime Juice
- Red pepper flakes
Of course, any foodie knows that taste and nutritional benefit are not the only factors to consider in a great recipe. Prep time and presentation are also important to consider, especially if you are serving this to others.
Here with a killer recipe for avocado toast is Juliana Schneider, a popular food stylist whose work has been featured on Food Network website. While most avocado toast recipes call for an avocado spread that requires you to mash the avocado before applying it to the slice of toasted bread, this recipe from Schneider calls for a slice instead of a mash. That’s because her avocado toast looks as great as it tastes!
Follow the following steps for Schneider’s “Avocado Rose Toast” recipe:
First, toast a slice of your favorite bread or bread substitute (this can be sourdough bread, gluten-free bread, whole-grain bread or even a bagel or English muffin). Once the bread is toasted, take your avocado and remove the skin.
Spread a layer of hummus to the toasted bread. Juliana like the bright fuchsia color pop you get with beet hummus.
Next, slice the avocado and carefully apply it to the toast, making sure not to smash your newly sculpted creation. Feel free to adjust the avocado in any shape you want, but Scheider thinks a rose or pinwheel shape is an aesthetic home run (and we agree!).
After you apply the avocado to the toast, sprinkle a mild tasting garnish on top of the avocado. Once completed, pair it with whatever side you want. Many people like to add a fried egg, slice of cheese or tomato to their avocado toast. Others sprinkle some pepper flakes or squeeze a lemon slice on top of their plant-based toast.
Last, but certainly not least: serve, devour and enjoy! In terms of preparation from start time finish, the total time should take less than five minutes and the turnout will be avocado toast that will be a recipe that your friends will demand. Whether or not you give it to them is up to you!
Watch the video below to see an artful demonstration of the cooking process, or see some more of her beautiful creations when with this Grilled Octopus Recipe.
Tooth.and.Nail is the pseudonym of Juliana Schneider, a Chicago-based creative director & photographer whose work focuses on her passion for food and manicures.