We love avocados. Typically, we’ve used them to make guacamole, but during the last few years we began hearing more and more references to avocado toast from the younger set.
But did millennials “invent” avocado toast? Nope. If you haven’t heard of it, it just wasn’t popular in your household or geographical area.
In truth, avocado toast has been around a long while. Wikipedia says in 1915, the California Avocado Association described serving small squares of avocado toast as an hors d’oeuvre. There is also mention of it going back as far as 1885. In fact, there are seemingly countless references to prove the point.
Perhaps it was millennials who made it popular, as those in regions where avocados aren’t as abundant may not have chosen it as a food staple until they saw it on Pinterest or someone’s Instagram. Plus, the little buggers are expensive in comparison to a box of Cheerios that can last you two weeks.
With that being said, if you haven’t tried it yet, you may be pleasantly surprised. If you are inexperienced with avocado or avocado toast, here’s how to find and prep one for an easy breakfast or snack.
- Picking the right avocado is key. You want ripe but not over-ripe. They should be a little soft to the touch, but not mushy. Ripe avocados look slightly brown on the outside.
- Cut your avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out the avocado into a bowl, mashing it with a fork.
- Add a pinch of salt and just a tiny squeeze of lemon juice, if you wish.
- Spread on a nice, sturdy piece of toast. Try a piece of homemade bread from a local bakery for even more flavor.
- Top with your choice of seasoning, like Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel Seasoning or an egg.
- If you like that and want to experiment further, load it up with green onion, jalapeño and even sunflower seeds.
All-in-all, it doesn’t matter who came up with the idea. We think it was a good one.