Thoughts By Natalie

Gwyneth’s Avocado Toast


I was first introduced to avocado toast by my friend and roommate at the time, Rebecca. With the abundance of avocados we have down here in San Diego, it’s crazy that I’d never attempted to make it before, but I’m so thankful that she let me in on this simple and glorious breakfast option.

Over the years, I’ve developed several versions of the original recipe, which is just toast, smashed avocado, salt and pepper. I’ve added in dried basil, sprinkled on some Trader Joe’s Everyday Seasoning, and at times added a tomato on top. But the recipe I discovered in Gwyneth Paltrow’s newest cookbook, It’s All Good, is one I’d never thought to create on my own…

Avocado Toast
Recipe via It’s All Good

Ripe avocado
Vegenaise (I use the soy free version)
Crushed red pepper flakes
Lemon slice, for a fresh squeeze of juice
Salt and pepper to taste

Start by slathering some Vegenaise on your toast, then top with sliced avocado (usually about half of an avocado per slice of toast). Sprinkle salt and pepper over the avocado, then finish it off with a squeeze of lemon juice and a dash of red pepper flakes on the top.

Do you have a favorite, easy, go-to breakfast?

P.S. Homemade açaí bowls and perfect pumpkin bread.

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    March 4, 2014 at 9:26 am

    Thank you, just ate this for lunch! Very good! I didn’t have veganaise so Mayo it was. ;)

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      Natalie Lynn Borton
      March 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      Well I’m sure it was delicious with mayo, too! So glad you enjoyed it :)

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    Quinn Melia Craig
    April 11, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    One of my faves – though I tend to leave the veganaise out when making it on my own and add soft boiled eggs ;)

    Do you mind if I use this photo as part of a “Weekly Obsessions” post?

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    April 15, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Hi Natalie,

    We’re the manufacturers of Vegenaise® and we’d love to reuse your photo and link to this simple recipe for an upcoming social media campaign, if that’s all right with you. Let us know through comment or just email back!

    Follow Your Heart

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