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Spicy Avocado Toast is a quick, easy and healthy breakfast that's my go-to when I need something to keep me full and satisfied for a few hours. It's loaded with lots of protein, healthy fats and whole grains. Once you try this you'll become addicted. You've been warned!
I've been making avocado toast for breakfast for a while now, but I recently had avocado toast in a little cafe that added one more thing that made it even more fantabulous! Lemony, olive-oily dressed peppery arugula. This is definitely what I've been missing on my avocado toast.
Avocado toast is something I like to make when I want something quick, healthy and easy. It basically consists of making toast, mashing avocado, dressing some greens and poaching a couple of eggs. Easy peasy. Don't be intimidated by poaching eggs. It really is so simple, that once you do it, you'll see it's easier than making a fried egg. Avocado toast is a well rounded healthy meal, and perfect to start out your day, or to have as an afternoon snack. You get fiber from the whole grains in the bread, as well as the avocado, tomato and arugula. Avocado is loaded with healthy fat, vitamins and minerals. Avocado even contains more potassium than bananas! Who woulda thunk?? The eggs give you a nice quality source for protein, and other essential vitamins and minerals.
How to Poach Eggs for the perfect Avocado Toast
Like I said above, poaching eggs is so simple. Fill a medium sized pot with water, and add a little bit of white distilled vinegar. I don't really measure, but probably about 2-3 tablespoons or so. The vinegar keeps the whites of the egg from spreading, and staying close and compact around the yolk.
Heat the water/vinegar mixture to a high simmer. You don't want the water to boil and have bubbles and a lot of movement. This will make it hard for the eggs to stay together, and may break the yolk. Once the water is at a high simmer, break the egg and slide it into the water slowly in one spot. You can do two or 3 eggs in the same pot at once.
When the eggs are done will depend on how you like the yolk. I like my yolks very runny. Around 3-4 minutes should be when you should be checking the eggs. After you've made them a few times, you'll get to know what they look like and feel like when they're done. Carefully lift the eggs out of the water with a slotted spoon. The eggs are done when they feel firm on the outside and slightly jiggly on the inside. Again, with experience, you'll get to know what the egg should feel like. Luckily, if you mess one up, it's not hard to just crack another one in the water and try again!
Hot Sauce Makes this Avocado Toast
My avocado toast also contains two different hot sauces, since I like the extra flavor mixed in with the avocado. I like to use Valentina hot sauce to mix in the mashed avocado. It has a spicy, earthy flavor that I think is quite unique from other hot sauces. You can purchase Valentina on Amazon here.
The hot sauce I used to sprinkle over the top is my Pineapple Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce.
Spicy Avocado Toast
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- ½ avocado
- 1 tablespoon Valentina hot sauce
- ¼ cup grape tomatoes halved
- ½ cup arugula
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- dash of salt and pepper
- 2 eggs
- for sprinkling over the top: hemp hearts; black sesame seeds; more hot sauce
- Toast the bread.
- Mash the avocado and mix with the Valentina hot sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Spread evenly over toast. Top with grape tomatoes.
- Toss the arugula with the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper to taste. Place on top of the toast.
- Poach the eggs and place on top of the toast.
- Sprinkle with hemp hearts, sesame seeds and lots of hot sauce