Avocado Artichoke Toast with Poached Egg
Avocado Artichoke Toast with Poached Egg is my twist on the ever popular avocado toast. My version is a bit more restaurant-style and is taken to the next level by adding a few key ingredients that make for some delicious flavor combinations. Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or ‘breakfast for dinner’.
I’d like to start off by talking about the bread in this recipe. Where the choice of bread may not seem important, I believe it adds to the all-round flavor of the dish. Plain, white, sliced bread has no place here!
On any given day, there are so many amazing, freshly baked loaves of bread available in bakeries and grocery stores. When I formed this recipe for photographing, I used a fresh, delicious loaf of olive bread.
As alternatives, rosemary bread, sourdough and Italian ciabatta are all good options and I’ve used all these to great success in the past. So when it come so choosing the bread, choose a fresh, unsliced loaf that appeals to you.
For the avocado toast topping, I took inspiration from a brunch dish I had some years ago in Santa Barbara where they blended cooked artichoke hearts with the avocado.
To add my own take on flavor combinations, I added fresh basil leaves (which are perfect flavor pairings) and ground cumin along with fresh lime juice, which also helps to preserve the green color of the other ingredients.
I grilled the bread on my stove top grill because I just prefer how it grilled bread tastes, but toasting is also fine.
Once you have completed the artichoke avocado spread, the meal comes together very quickly and the final step is topping your slice with a perfectly poached egg.
If you’ve never poached an egg, don’t worry, it’s not that difficult. See my step-by-step tutorial here (< click text for link). For a finished look, I like to garnish with fresh arugula, but can leave it out if you like.
Take this dish to an even higher level by adding 2 slices of bacon before topping with the egg.
Another serving option is to turn the artichoke avocado topping into a delicious appetizer dip. The last option is to add a little red pepper flakes for a little spicy kick.
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