It’s not very often that I have a savoury breakfast at home. I’m usually all about porridge, muesli, yogurt, fruit, smoothies, nicecream and peanut butter but some days you just gotta change it up a little, right?!
So, I was all like ‘what savoury breakfast can I have that’s easy to make, plus healthy and delicious?’ when I woke up this morning (I wasn’t really-I was actually a half-asleep mess but you didn’t need to know that). And that was when I spied a ripe avocado sitting perfectly positioned in our fruit bowl. Right place, right time Mr Avocado! And next to it, was our egg basket, loaded full of freshly laid eggs. I guess it was just meant to be – Immediately my mind lept to the conclusion of a smashed avo concoction so good, it was worthy of a cafe in the streets of Melbourne. And that is very good, by the way! P.S. I may be slightly exaggerating this a bit!!
And that my friends, was how this smashed avo was born! Some bangin’ fresh produce + serious brain power does wonders to your food!
P.S. if you’re not aware of our funny Australian lingo (I don’t blame you) ‘avo’ is actually short for ‘avocado’. But I’m hoping you already guessed that.
- 2 slices of wholemeal or sourdough bread
- 1 free-range egg
- ½ ripe avocado flesh
- Drizzle olive oil
- ½ lemon juice
- Fresh herbs e.g. parsley
- Salt and pepper
- A small amount of crumbled feta and dukkah, to serve (optional)
- Place the slices of toast in a toaster and cook until golden brown and warm.
- Meanwhile, boil some water in a kettle and pour into a small saucepan over high heat with ½ a teaspoon of vinegar. Bring to boil. Break an egg into a small bowl. Gently stir the water in a circular motion to create a whirlpool, carefully sliding the egg into the centre. Poach the egg for 2 minutes.
- Whilst the egg is poaching, grab a small bowl and mash the avocado flesh with a fork. Combine it with the oil, lemon and herbs, and season to taste.
- Once everything is cooked, spread the smashed avocado over the slices of toast and add the poached egg. Top with some crumbled feta and dukkah to serve. Enjoy!
- I used Table of Plenty ‘Macadamia Dukkah’.
This is a great breakfast to have, or even lunch (and even dinner, if you can’t be bothered cooking!) because it is very balanced. The wholemeal bread provides you with a stable source of complex carbohydrates, whilst the avocado, olive oil and feta are packed full of healthy fats. The egg also provides you with a great vegetarian source of protein, whilst the lemon, herbs, dukkah and salt and pepper, not only contribute to the great taste but also contain an array of vitamins and minerals. This winning combination of carbohydrates, fats and proteins helps to keep you fuller for longer!