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Avocado Fruit Toast: A Recipe by Chef Lee Anne Wong

AVOCADO FRUIT TOAST

Photos by Monica Schwartz
“Avocados are one of my superfoods. I love the simplicity of their creamy, nutty flavor with a few fresh ingredients.” – Chef Lee Anne Wong
Course: Breakfast, Main Course, Snack
Servings: 4 People
Author: Lee Anne Wong

Equipment

  • Grill or Cast Iron Pan
  • Small Bowl
  • Microplane
  • Paring Knife

Ingredients

  • 2-4 Thick Slices Rustic Multigrain or Sourdough Bread
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Ripe Local Avocado
  • 1 Ripe Local Grapefruit
  • 4 Kula Strawberries (Washed and Hulled)
  • 4 Leaves of Tarragon (Fine Chiffonade)
  • 4 Leaves of Mint (Fine Chiffonade)
  • A Pinch Hawaiian Sea Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper (To Taste)
  • Local Honey
  • 2 Toasted Macadamia Nuts

Instructions

Toast Bread.

  • Lightly brush both sides of bread with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and toast on a preheated grill or cast iron pan over medium heat. Flip and toast for 2 minutes on the other side. Bread should have some color and have grill marks. Do not burn.

Prepare Avocado Mix.

  • Scoop the avocado flesh into a small bowl.
  • Using a microplane, zest a 1”x3” strip of grapefruit zest into the bowl.
  • With a paring knife, cut off grapefruit peel, so no pith or fiber remains. Carefully remove the grapefruit filets with the knife, working in between the membranes. Place the filets in a small bowl. 
  • Take the heart of the grapefruit and squeeze 2 Tbs. of juice into the avocado. 
  • Season with salt and pepper, then mash the avocado mixture with a fork until it’s chunky but blended.

Prepare Strawberries.

  • Slice strawberries, vertically into ⅛” thick slices.
  • Combine with grapefruit filets, toss lightly with tarragon and mint chiffonade.
  • Drizzle with a touch of olive oil and a pinch of sea salt.

Assemble.

  • Spread the mashed avocado on the warm grilled bread. Top each slice with the strawberry-grapefruit salad. Drizzle with a touch of honey, and sprinkle with sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Using a microplane, shave the macadamia nuts over the toast. Enjoy immediately!