Avocado-Bacon Toasts

by on May 21, 2012

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Thank you guys so much for all of your kind words about my upcoming cookbook. And for all of you who signed up to be recipe testers, I will be in touch shortly – get those grills ready!

Today I wanted to share one of my new favorite treats for breakfast or lunch – Avocado-Bacon Toasts. These are right up there with tomato sandwiches as evidence of just how sublimely delicious the simplest sandwiches can be. Who would ever guess that smashing a creamy, ripe avocado on grilled bread with a squeeze of lime juice and a sprinkling of salt could be so…well, actually when you start to visualize it in your mind it’s easy to imagine why avocado lovers fall for this treat.

For me, a few slices of crisp, smoky bacon take these toasts up one impressive flavor notch, but if you prefer to leave the bacon off you’ll still have something simply incredible.

Avocado-Bacon Toasts

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1 JulieD May 21, 2012 at 10:26 am

Kathy, this looks awesome! I love avocados!! I love how simple this. Congrats on your cookbook!
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2 Kathy May 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

Thanks, Julie!

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3 Salad in a Jar May 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

Kathy,
I’ve been doing this with a poached egg instead of the bacon. But tonight? I’m going to try it your way. I am getting excited just thing about it. Thanks for the idea.
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4 Kathy May 21, 2012 at 11:46 am

Awesome – I hope you love it!

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5 Denise @ Creative Kitchen May 21, 2012 at 11:44 am

Oh how I love avocado!! And you’re right…a squeeze of lime puts it absolutely over the top….INSANELY good! Especially with a sprinkle of sea salt and grind of pepper. These paired with bacon on toast are a dream come true. :)
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6 Angela May 21, 2012 at 11:45 am

Yum! What’s better than avocado AND bacon!!

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7 Kitty September 7, 2012 at 7:10 pm

Nothing. Nothing is better than bacon and avocado together. :)

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8 Carolyn May 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm

I’m just going to say mmmmm, because what else can you say to this???

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9 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 21, 2012 at 1:54 pm

oh looks divine!

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10 Russell at Chasing Delicious May 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Yep. I’m pretty sure you discovered the best toast ever. Yum!

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11 Brian @ A Thought For Food May 22, 2012 at 4:52 am

Hahaha! Just read Russell’s comment, which was exactly what I was going to say. Seeing that I don’t eat meat, I may have to change this up a little… though, I wouldn’t mind serving it with some bacon for my meat-loving husband.
Brian @ A Thought For Food´s last blog post ..The Tarragon Cocktail

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12 myfudo May 22, 2012 at 8:19 am

Looks delicious…filling and healthy. Breakfast, definitely for me. The colors make it really appetizing too.
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13 Maureen @ Orgasmic Chef May 23, 2012 at 1:12 am

What a wonderful breakfast this would be for me. Love it!
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14 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 24, 2012 at 8:34 am

What a lovely, simple appetizer with great flavors. This would be a big hit at my neighborhood happy hours! Thanks for sharing, Kathy, and huge congrats on your cookbook, how exciting!!

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15 Kate May 24, 2012 at 9:17 am

I’ve been trying to get my boys to try avocado for months! I think this recipe will do it. They love bacon and I don’t think they’d be able to resist. Thanks! ~Kate

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16 Carolyn Jung May 24, 2012 at 5:54 pm

That is my ideal lunch. I so love a ripe, squishy avocado smeared on toast with a sprinkle of sea salt and a drizzle of olive oil. Add bacon and I’m even happier! ;)

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17 Mindy May 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm

One word: delicious!

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18 joe May 27, 2012 at 10:05 pm

The best thing I liked about this post is the series of pictures which explains everything in detail.
And I like food in which lime is squeezed :-)

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19 Minnie(@thelady8home) May 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

I too would say same as Joe. The pictorial description is the best thing about this recipe. Makes the whole thing so clear.

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20 Kevin @ Closet Cooking June 12, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Bacon and avocado are a magical combinaton!

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21 sue October 17, 2012 at 9:24 am

I am going to make a pizza using this method, and I’ll top the avocado and bacon with a little buffalo mozzarells, and grilled chicken, and some fresh cilantro. Thanks for the idea. It just keeps feeding the m ind, doesn’t it. sue

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22 Rocquie February 3, 2013 at 10:44 am

I saw this on Pinterest, made them, and just blogged about them and linked back to yours. Thanks for the great idea!

Cheers,
Rocquie
Rocquie´s last blog post ..Avocado & Bacon Sandwiches

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23 Des June 22, 2013 at 8:04 am

Ahhh avocado toast. I adore avocado toast. It is one of those things that is so simple yet so delicious. In fact, I just might have it for breakfast this morning :)
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24 Kathy Strahs June 22, 2013 at 8:09 am

Isn’t it the best?

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