Strawberry and Avocado Toasts

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:

And—if you’re feeling extra patient and ambitious– you can make these delicate strawberry-avocado-chicken wonton cups or carve strawberry and avocado roses.

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!

Strawberry and Avocado Toasts
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Serves: 1
 
Ingredients
  • 2 slices of hearty sandwich bread from The Lancaster Food Co.
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 4-6 strawberries, tops removed, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Instructions
  1. Toast the bread.
  2. Arrange the avocado on the surface of the toast and mash it slightly with the back of a spoon.
  3. Arrange the strawberries on top.
  4. Drizzle with honey.

 

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