Sometimes I just want to slap a layer of smashed avocado on a couple of slices of bread, top it with pan-fried mushrooms and just call it a day. This oil-free mushroom avocado toast was everything I needed this morning.
The smashed ripe avocado, tender, and scorched mushroom slices, and light whole wheat bread bring together a balance of umami, creaminess, and pillowy textures.
Now, that sounds like breakfast.
It’s a breakfast meal I indulge in once in a while when I am able to get my hands onto a few avocado fruits. In this case, I was lucky to score a couple for 70 cents at my local Indian grocery store.
Learn more about how to make an affordable avocado toast.
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- Choose any type of bread you have available. Sourdough is always a great choice, but I went with whole wheat sliced bread.
- Salt and season your avocado toast with your choice of pantry favorites. Some of mine include garlic powder, cracked black pepper, salt, smoked paprika, and red chili flakes.
- To cook oil-free, sliced mushrooms, use a non-stick pan. They shouldn’t stick much or at all. However, feel free to use a bit of cooking spray to provide a little bit of slick to the pan.
What Is Avocado Toast?
Avocado toast is exactly what it sounds like - avocado on toasted sliced bread. The avocado can be smashed, cut into slices, or turned into a chunky dip-like sauce. The choice is yours.
I prefer to smash the avocado until creamy. All you need to do is scoop out the avocado, transfer to a bowl, and smash with a fork. Smashing the avocado works well if the fruit is really tender and cannot hold its shape when sliced.
The two main ingredients for avocado toast it the avocado and the toast, however, salt and other spices are also important.
Other toppings or ingredients you might find in an avocado toast recipe include:
How To Choose The Perfect, Ripe Avocado
A ripe avocado should be slightly tender to the touch. You should be able to give it a soft squeeze without much resistance. If it’s hard like an apple, it’s not ripe enough.
On the other hand, if the outside of the avocado is soft and mushy like clay, it may be overripe.
Once the avocado has been cut open, the fruit should be creamy and buttery. Another way to tell if an avocado has ripened is if its outsides are dark in color. However, this is not always a consistent indicator to find if an avocado is ripe enough.
The touch test is the best test and it’s worth the wait if the avocado needs a few more days to get to its prime.
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What Kind Of Mushroom To Use?
Common mushrooms/button mushrooms/ white mushrooms are perfect for this recipe - they are cheap, easy to find, and fast to cook. However, feel free to use any kind of mushroom type you prefer.
Did you try out this Oil-Free Mushroom Avocado Toast recipe?
Oil-Free Mushroom Avocado Toast
- 4 ounces mushrooms sliced
- 1 teaspoon Low-sodium soy sauce
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 2 slices of bread
- 1 avocado medium, ripe
- Place a non-stick pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the sliced mushrooms.
- Pour low-sodium soy sauce and cracked black pepper over the mushrooms. Cook the mushrooms until their water has been cooked off and they have golden bits.
- Meanwhile, toast the two slices of bread. Then, cut open the avocado fruit. Scoop out the avocado and smash lightly with a fork. Add salt to taste.
- Place the two slices of toast onto a plate and add a thick layer of smashed avocado. Then, assemble the cooked mushroom slices. Top the mushroom avocado toast with salt and pepper to taste, along with other spices you enjoy.