avocado toast

This is a simple, quick, tasty and cheap meal to make, especially in Paris, where I am at at the moment…

French bread is sacred here. And baguettes, especially, are not expensive in this city compared to everything else. Until the late 70s, the price of bread was regulated by law and today there’s still a tradition of keeping it affordable. I spent €1 on my baguette today and used a third of it for this meal. An interesting fact about the French and their bread is that they have a bread law, Le Décret Pain, which although does not regulate the price of bread, regulates its ingredients. A baguette is only allowed to contain flour, water, salt and yeast. French bread is therefore very good quality and easier to digest than many commercially produced breads.

Whether in France or elsewhere, this is possibly one of the easiest meals to make. Vary your choice of bread and play with garnishes and spices. My tip is that a little chilli goes a long way…

what you need:
bread of your choice
1 avocado
juice of half a lime
olive oil

optional (pictured here):
black sesame seeds
chilli flakes
cornichons, sliced
1-2 shallots, sliced

how to:
Toast your bread.
Mash the avocado with a few swigs of olive oil, lime juice and salt.
Spread the mashed avocado on the toast.
Garnish with chilli flakes, black sesame, shallots and cornichons (optional)