Say hello to the summer avocado toast of your dreams, topped with vibrant pesto and sliced tomatoes! This is a whole new level of avocado toast. In just 15 minutes and 10 ingredients, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast or snack to celebrate the best summer. Let us show you how it is done!
How to make Pesto Avocado Toast?
Friends, it might sound simple, but this avocado toast truly is next level deliciousness! It involves:
First, let's talk about bread. We like hearty handmade sourdough, or gluten-free vegetarian options, New Cascadia Farmhouse Sandwich Bread is your best choice. We like to bake it twice for extra crispness (anyone else?).
When it comes to perfect avocado scoring, we recommend buying them when they are close to maturity, preferably at the peak of the season (spring and summer). They should feel soft to the touch, but don't squeeze them too hard, otherwise brown spots will appear near the skin.
We have found that it is best to let the avocados ripen for a day or two at room temperature and then transfer them to the refrigerator where they will stay fresh for a few more days.
Next up: pesto. Inspired by our Easy Vegan Pesto, this slightly modified nut-free version retains only the essentials, but somehow it is even better.
We tested putting the pesto directly on the bread and on the avocado. Because it can make the bread wet, we prefer to put a layer of avocado between the bread and the pesto (avocado can save it)!
We end it with tomatoes to get a fresh, full-bodied, natural sweetness, which is the pure magic of avocado's richness. A pinch of sea salt extracts more flavor from the tomatoes. A pinch of red pepper flakes adds mild heat, making this avocado toast a land of "wish to eat every day". You really have to give it a try, friends!
We hope you LOVE this avocado toast! It’s: