Perfect Avocado Toast

Avocado was considered an aphrodisiac by the Aztecs. Since it’s not a big step from guacamole on a warm tortilla to avocado on freshly toasted bread, did the perfect avocado toast become trendy for its boudoir potential? Since it’s unlikely we will ever see data to confirm or refute this hypothesis, let’s just enjoy every bite of toasted sourdough bread slathered in a whip of ricotta, chèvre, and honey. In addition to slices of fresh avocado, we suggest layering fresh shaved or grated carrot, salmon roe, and hemp hearts on top. An edible flower or two wouldn’t hurt either. We’re putting this in our Meatless Monday dinner rotation, which we will enjoy with a glass of Gewürtztraminer.

The Perfect Avocado Toast Recipe


2 tbsp ricotta cheese
2 tbsp chèvre
1 tbsp honey
2 slices sourdough bread
1 avocado, sliced
1 carrot, shaved into thin peels for garnish
Salmon roe for garnish
Hemp hearts for garnish


  1. In a small bowl mix together the ricotta cheese, chèvre and honey until evenly incorporated, set aside.
  2. Toast the slices of sourdough bread and spread on the ricotta mixture.
  3. Top with sliced avocado, carrot curls, salmon roe, and hemp hearts and enjoy.

Story by Keith Recker / Recipe and Styling by Anna Franklin / Photography by Dave Bryce / Dinnerware courtesy of Blue Pheasant

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