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Simple Avocado on Toast Breakfast

This recipe for Simple Avocado on Toast Breakfast comes from Thomasina Miers and has been reproduced courtesy of

Thomasina Miers
Thomasina Miers at
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Many Brits avoid avocados because they wrongly believe them to be a bad ‘fatty’ food. But it is time to dispel those myths - because in reality they contain ‘healthy’ monounsaturated fats that actually help to lower cholesterol levels.

The fruits also contain the protein tryptophan, which boosts levels of serotonin, the chemical in the brain that promotes good mood, happiness and a sense of wellbeing. That is not to mention the high content of Vitamin E, antioxidants and other oils for great physical health inside and out. It explains why they’re used as a very healthy alternative to butter in Chile!

With the first Avocado Week 2009 upon us (19th to 25th October), why not take advantage of this nutritious fruit with a quick and easy avocado recipe.

In celebration of Avocado Week, winner of MasterChef 2005 and restaurant owner Thomasina Miers has developed an exciting range of delicious avocado recipes suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cooking notes on avocados

  • Avocados should be eaten when they are soft.
  • Check when you are buying them for ripeness by gently squeezing them at the tips – they should yield a little to the pressure of your fingers.
  • They are often sold before they are ripe so if you want to eat them quickly store them in a brown paper bag with a banana somewhere warm. The enzymes in the banana will make the avocados ripen much more quickly.
  • On no accounts keep them in the fridge. A window sill that gets some sunshine or an airing cupboard is ideal.

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Ingredients for Simple Avocado on Toast Breakfast

2 avocados
2 - 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1 lime
A little splash of Worcestershire sauce
4 slices of sour dough/rye bread
Salt and pepper
Small bunch of basil, roughly chopped
2 sweet tomatoes, roughly chopped

How to make Simple Avocado on Toast Breakfast

  • Mash the avocado with a fork to a rough puree, adding the olive oil, lime juice, and Worcestershire sauce as you go.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  • Toast the bread, drizzle a little olive oil over each piece then spread over the avocadoes.
  • Sprinkle with basil and the diced tomatoes.

Serves 4