I have loved Avocado on bread with eggs and veggies since I was a little girl. Salt, pepper, a drizzle of lemon juice and I couldn't wait to indulge on it. I also made these toasts often for my kids! That's why I was surprised and glad when all this Avocado Toast or "AvToast" craze flooded the Internet and appeared on all the breakfast menus around. I thought to myself, they finally discovered it!...
It became "a delicious culinary creation" that's taken hipster eateries by storm. Avocado toast apparently became a certified Big Deal a few years back because Gwyneth Paltrow put it in her "It's All Good" cookbook in 2013, but I'm sure many people, have been enjoying it way before just like I have.
Nevertheless, in the interest of making you wiser, here are some interesting facts about avocado toast.
It can range from 400 to 700 calories per serving
It seems to have first appeared on a menu in 1993, in Australia
According to Google Trends, interest in avocado toast has grown steadily since 2013
New York produces the most searches for avocado toast; Washington DC is second
A casual survey of prices shows that toast dishes can range from $4 to well over $20, depending on toppings
Possible toast toppings include egg, crab, tuna, pomegranate, pumpkin seeds, sprouts, shrimp, arugula, chickpeas, bacon, tomato, dukkah, roasted garlic and hemp seeds... Or anything that you like really.
I will stick to avocado, tomato, egg, a little bit of olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Yum!