Avocado toast with smoked mackerel & lime

I’m no hipster, but I do have a long history with avocados! My parents were always pretty adventurous with food so I must have eaten them as a toddler, even though they were still quite exotic in the UK at that time. I remember a trip to London to visit family when I was very little, and going to the cafe in John Lewis. In the fridge were half avocados filled with prawn cocktail (how very 70s!) and I asked if I could have one without the prawns (not kosher). The lady behind the counter seemed quite shocked by a 4 year old demanding something as sophisticated as an avocado!

These days, avocado is such an everyday staple that plenty of babies are weaned on it! It’s easy to spoon, after all, and its packed with healthy fats, vitamins and other nutrients. Not to mention it’s delicious! With all that goodness, it’s really no wonder that avocado is also one of the trendy foods of the moment, particularly when combined with another great foodie love of mine, toast 🙂

I was in a super-cool hipster coffee place with some friends recently, and we had to laugh when 80% of the menu was avocado toast – avocado toast with egg, avocado toast with smoked salmon, avocado toast with radishes… endless variations. Of course the toast was sourdough. Two hipster birds with one stone, right there.

Creamy avocados smashed onto golden toast & topped with smoked mackerel, spring onions & zesty lime. Heaven in every bite! Avocado toast FTW!

My own homemade avocado toast uses whatever bread I have to hand, which is usually a sliced wholemeal or 50:50 loaf. I like to squash the avocado on with a fork rather than slice it – the slices always seem to fall off when I eat it! I think smoked mackerel goes amazingly well with avocado – try this pate if you have any fish & avocado left over.

I hadn’t planned to blog this, as it’s not really a ‘recipe’ as such, more of a suggestion of delicious things to eat together. Well, maybe that’s what a recipe is. Anyway, I snapped some pics on my phone but it was SO delicious, I decided to share it here. You’re welcome 🙂

This makes two slices of avocado toast, which I’d say serves one. A perfect brunch, lunch or even breakfast for a hipster summer’s day.

Creamy avocados smashed onto golden toast & topped with smoked mackerel, spring onions & zesty lime. Heaven in every bite! Avocado toast FTW!

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Avocado toast with smoked mackerel & lime
Serves 1
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
590 calories
40 g
119 g
28 g
45 g
4 g
345 g
385 g
4 g
0 g
21 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
345g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590
Calories from Fat 244
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
43%
Saturated Fat 4g
22%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 14g
Cholesterol 119mg
40%
Sodium 385mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 40g
13%
Dietary Fiber 10g
39%
Sugars 4g
Protein 45g
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
23%
Iron
21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 slices bread
  2. 1/2 an avocado
  3. 1 smoked mackerel fillet
  4. 1 spring onion (scallion)
  5. 1/4 a lime
  6. Black pepper (optional, see note)
Instructions
  1. Toast the bread to your liking.
  2. While the bread is toasting, remove the skin from the avocado. Remove the skin and any bones from the mackerel and break into flaky chunks. Trim and thinly slice the spring onion.
  3. Once the toast is ready, squash half the avocado onto each slice using a fork. Scatter the mackerel pieces and sliced spring onions over.
  4. Squeeze over the lime and season with black pepper if desired.
  5. Serve immediately!
Notes
  1. The black pepper really enhances the flavour, however, if you use peppered smoked mackerel, you may not need any additional black pepper.
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calories
590
fat
28g
protein
45g
carbs
40g
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9 Comments:

  1. looks absolutely yummy and I will try!!!

  2. This looks absolutely delicious and I love the picture of the ingredients as the colours just go so well together! I remember my mum used to sometimes get an avocado but because they were expensive she used to eat it all herself and we’d just get a little bit to try! Maybe that’s why I like them so much now!

  3. Ha! You were an original hipster child 🙂 I love avocado toast with lime!

  4. I love, love, love those two things separately and I really have never thought to put the two of them together. What a seriously awesome idea.

  5. Oh this sounds like utter perfection! I’m a recent convert to the wonderful world of avocados (and smoked mackerel!) so I definitely have to try this soon!

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