loaded avocado toast

Loaded Avocado Toast with Za’atar, Sumac, and Aleppo Pepper Flakes

Who was the genius who invented avocado toast? If I ever found him or her, I might just give them a hug. It seems like the popularity of avocado toasts has exploded overnight, and just like that, you were seeing pieces of toasted bread topped with mashed or sliced avocados all over social media.

Most of the toasts I’ve come across were simple, if not somewhat plain. Perhaps a sprinkling of salt, maybe a dash of lemon juice, and there it was, in all its glory for you to devour.

I’ve had my share of those for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between. And then I thought, “Why keep the toast simple? Why not add extra flavors and toppings? Don’t I like most everything loaded? (this includes baked potatoes, pizza, and tacos).” And that’s how this Loaded Avocado Toast was born.

It’s silly to write down a recipe for this, but my preference is for a deeply toasted piece of seeded whole grain bread, topped with mashed avocado and sprinkled with za’atar, sumac, Aleppo pepper, and salt. That’s all guys and girls! Call it a Mediterranean take on the traditional avocado toast. Call it genius. Or simply call it yours and make it for breakfast.