avocado toast

You can add some slices of grilled chicken or tuna, if you desire a more substantial meal. Otherwise, this avocado toast recipe is a wonder all by itself.

Avocado Toast Recipe with Lemon and Chile

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 ripe avocados
2 slices of toasted rustic country bread flaked sea salt, for sprinkling
chile flakes, for sprinkling
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest juice of 1 lemon
olive oil, for drizzling

Directions

Divide the avocado in half, remove the pit and carefully remove the skin. Slice the avocado into thin boats. Divide the toast on a plate and spread the avocado, salt, chile, lemon zest, lemon juice, and drizzle a little oil over the top. Ready to serve!

Reprinted with permission from “Summer Food.” Photography by Jim Hensley & Nina Dreyer Hensley. Copyright 2014 by Weldon Owen Inc.