Have you ever had this experience? You’re at a restaurant and you order something that strikes you as weird but intriguing. Next thing you know, you’re eating a magical combo, and for months afterward, you just want to eat it again.
That’s what happened to me when I ordered a strawberry avocado toast at a Chicago bakery and millhouse called Baker Miller. I wasn’t sure how strawberries and avocado would taste together. Would it work to combine sweet and savory like this?
I shouldn’t have worried. Weaver’s cooking class presenter Carla Guss once shared a salad recipe that combined kale, avocado, red onions and strawberries.
And of course, a bakery that takes the time to bake bread from flour they’ve milled themselves is sure to put a lot of thought into each and every recipe. The coarse, hearty bread topped with mashed avocado, sliced strawberries and a drizzle of honey was delectable.
Since then, I’ve been obsessed with the strawberry-avocado pairing. Exhibit A: The Weaver’s Berry Tasty Pinterest Board.
You can now find:
Of course, I haven’t just been indulging in food daydreams on Pinterest (isn’t that what Pinterest is for?) I’ve also been recreating a make-at-home version of strawberry-avocado toasts. If I’m having a hungry day, they make a filling mid-afternoon snack. Most of the time they simply function as lunch.
Here’s my recipe. And here’s to ordering that odd choice on the menu and kindling a new obsession!
- 2 slices of hearty sandwich bread from The Lancaster Food Co.
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 4-6 strawberries, tops removed, sliced
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Toast the bread.
- Arrange the avocado on the surface of the toast and mash it slightly with the back of a spoon.
- Arrange the strawberries on top.
- Drizzle with honey.