Here in SLC, we have this gorgeous little coffee shoppe, called the Rose Establishment. Sparsely decorated and purely hipster, it’s one of the most beautiful shops in the city. Well worth a trip for their fresh baked goods and carefully crafted cups of coffee. Their carrot cake, topped with a thick layer of cream cheese buttercream is essentially the finest thing I’ve ever put into my mouth. Or, at least, I thought that was so until I ordered me a slice of their avocado toast.
A slice of hot toast, schmeared with fresh avocado and proffered with a hearty sprinkling of salt and pepper.
So simple, it’s irresistible.
This sparseness of avocado toast is the perfection of avocado toast. A reminder that pure and simple food is all you need to satisfy mad hunger in the middle of our mad, modern schedules. Isn’t it funny how food can become such a reminder to slow down?
Though basic avocado toast is eternally awesome, this version calls from the center of summer, pairing the bright flavors of tangy strawberries with cool and creamy avocado. And I basically want to make a raft of this version and live on it for, like, always. I spike my avo mash with a touch of fresh lime (or when I’m feeling snazzy, lime-infused oil) and fork-smash it on top of golden brown toast made with paleo or Ezekiel bread.
Perfect for paleo eaters, an amazingly easy vegan lunch, the ultimate whole food snack.
Make, eat, enjoy the simple life. It is so, so good.