Photo of the day: Avocado toast

by DaniGirl on August 26, 2015 · 3 comments

in Eating and thinking and thinking about eating, Photo of the Day

It always tickles me when the various streams in my life converge and diverge.

A while ago, someone on Facebook made a passing mention of avocado toast. Specifically, avocado mashed with fresh lime juice and sea salt on toast. I’m pretty sure I drooled, and I can tell you for sure that I tried it right away and it rocketed up to one of my favourite breakfast/snack treats. Three of my absolute favourite flavours on crispy, crumbly toast? I may be drooling as I type this.

Then I was tickled a few days ago when I came across this article on The Kitchn: 11 Easy Ways to Fancy Up Your Avocado Toast, where the author waxes nostalgic “for the good old days when avocado toast was something novel, a little breakfast secret to share with friends. Avocado toast these days, well, it’s gone mainstream.” So avocado toast is not only delicious, but trendy? Who knew? (For what it’s worth, I am not overly enamoured by any of the 11 suggestions and will happily stick with the sublimely simple avocado, lime and sea salt.)

Any doubt that avocado toast was a genuine phenomenon was erased when Getty Images put out a request to photographers this week for images of — avocado toast. “Move over cereal! The latest coveted breakfast is avocado on toast!”

Who knew? Well, aside from me. And, erm, everybody.

But heck yes, I will take photos of my avocado toast before I stuff it into my hungry gob.

avocado toast

avocado toast 2

And, the other revelation of the day? Food photography is HARD, y’all.

Funny aside: the other photo themes Getty was soliciting this week were lighthouses and photos of your feet in various places. It’s like they were reading my mind, or at least my blog. I think I uploaded more photos to Getty this week than I have so far in 2015!

So anyway, back to avocado toast: have you tried it? Do you love it? Do you have a fancy variation that needs to be shared? If you’ll excuse me, I still have four avocados and limes calling my name…


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah McCormack August 26, 2015 at 12:31 pm

I will fess up. I love avocado but have never bought one…. ever. I love it when someone else puts it in a salad or a sandwich etc. but for some reason, never think to buy on when I am in the store.

2 Natalie August 27, 2015 at 5:54 am

How about adding a dash or two of hot sauce for a little zip?

3 DaniGirl August 27, 2015 at 7:07 am

Sarah, you need to add them to your grocery list! Buy them when the skin has just turned or is just about to turn from green to black but they are still very firm to the touch, and let them ripen for two or three days in a paper bag in the cupboard. So yummy! I buy three or four every week.

Natalie, hot sauce! I would totally eat that! 🙂

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